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Muriel Bowser Ward 4




John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004


Phone: (202) 727-2643
Email: muriel.bowser@dc.gov

Chief of Staff:
John Falcicchio

City Administrator:
Kevin Donahue

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Eugene Adams

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Jackie Reyes-Yanes

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services:
Julia Irving

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June 10, 2022

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

Last week, we kicked off 202 for Peace, our citywide, summer-long gun violence awareness campaign. Yesterday, members of the community came together to march through our neighborhoods with a call to action — put the guns down and pick the kids up. Tomorrow, we will join March For Our Lives in demanding that Congress act now to protect Americans from the scourge of gun violence.

Gun violence is a solvable problem. But we cannot give up and we cannot lose hope. 

We must demand that the U.S. Senate listen to the majority of Americans who support common sense reforms. We know what Congress needs to do: require background checks for all gun purchases, enact red flag laws, and ban assault weapons. At the same time, and as we head into a summer of celebrations and events that represent and uplift our DC values, we must keep pushing here at home to send a strong message to our neighbors that we will not normalize nor tolerate gun violence in our streets. 

  • Want to join next Thursday’s Peace Pop-Up? Learn more at 202forPeace.dc.gov.
  • Know of an illegal firearm that should be removed from our community? Call MPD’s anonymous tip line at 202-727-9099 or text 50411.
  • Want to help someone impacted by the trauma of gun violence get connected to mental health care? Share the number for the District’s free, 24/7 Mental Health Hotline: 1-888-793-4357.
  • Interested in becoming a mentor? Reach out to Serve DC to learn more about opportunities to get involved in DC.

A safer future, a future with fewer guns on our streets and more peace for our children, is possible. Let's keep working together to get there. 


Muriel Bowser

Heading out to events in DC this weekend? Go to alert.dc.gov to sign up for real-time alerts, ranging from street closures to public safety notifications. Residents can also follow @AlertDC on Twitter. 

In This Week's Newsletter:

Saturday: Walk with Mayor Bowser in the Capital Pride Parade

Capital Pride Parade

The Capital Pride Parade is back and DC residents are invited  to join Mayor Bowser tomorrow, on Saturday, June 11, at the parade as we come together to celebrate DC values!

The Capital Pride Parade is one of Washington, DC's landmark events celebrating the spirit and strength of DC's LGBTQ+ community. 

Learn more and register HERE

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Sunday: Mi Pequeño El Salvador Festival

Mi Pequeno El Salvador Festival

The Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA) invites community members to celebrate Salvadoran culture at the Mi Pequeño El Salvador Festival on Sunday, June 12 at Lamont Plaza. Festivities will highlight the contributions Salvadorans have made in Mount Pleasant and across DC. All are welcome to come and enjoy cultural performances, live music, and more!

Learn more HERE

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A Safer, Stronger Summer: Weekly Late Night Neighborhood Parties at Outdoor Pools and Rec Centers

Late Night DPR

This week, Mayor Bowser and the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced a series of neighborhood parties each Friday throughout the summer at outdoor pools and recreation centers.

Late Night Hype is an evening outdoor carnival-style party where DPR brings out the best in mobile recreation including bounce houses, skating/biking, snow cones, popcorn, live music, video games, and more. Late Night Drip is an evening pool party, where one of DPR’s 23 outdoor pools stays open under the stars for all to enjoy until 11:00 p.m.

The first of the weekly series is today, Friday, June 10 at the Ridge Road Pool from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

See the full calendar of events and learn more HERE

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