Supporting the LGBTQIA+ Community

Over the past 20+ years I have been an ally, supporting the most powerful movement for equality our country has ever seen. Despite the progress that has been achieved, our most marginalized citizens are still suffering from violence, discrimination and fear. My goal as mayor is to ensure that all LGBTQIA+ people, and particularly those who are trans, people of color and HIV+, are treated as full and equal citizens across Washington, DC.

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Neighborhoods:
Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Kalorama Triangle, LeDroit Park, Mount Pleasant, Park View, Pleasant Plains, Shaw, U Street NW corridor.
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Neighborhoods:
Burleith, Chinatown, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, Logan Circle, National Mall, Penn Quarter, Shaw, Kalorama, U Street NW corridor, West End
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Neighborhoods:
American University Park, Cathedral Heights, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Forest Hills, Foxhall Crescent, Foxhall Village, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Kent, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, McLean Gardens, North Cleveland Park, Observatory Circle, Palisades, Spring Valley, Tenleytown, Wakefield, Wesley Heights, Woodley Park
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Neighborhoods:
Barnaby Woods, Brightwood, Brightwood Park, Chevy Chase, Colonial Village, Crestwood, Fort Totten, Hawthorne, Lamond-Riggs, Manor Park, Petworth, Queens Chapel, Shepherd Park, 16th Street Heights, Takoma
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Neighborhoods:
Arboretum, Bloomingdale, Brentwood, Brookland, Carver-Langston, Eckington, Edgewood, Fort Lincoln, Fort Totten, Gateway, Ivy City, Langdon, Michigan Park, North Michigan Park, Pleasant Hill, Queens Chapel, Stronghold, Trinidad, Truxton Circle, Woodridge
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Neighborhoods:
Barney Circle, Capitol Hill, Capitol Riverfront, Hill East, H Street NE corridor, Kingman Park, L’Enfant Plaza, Mount Vernon Triangle, Navy Yard, Near Northeast, NoMa, Shaw, Southwest Waterfront
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Neighborhoods:
Benning Heights, Benning Ridge, Benning, Burrville, Capitol View, Civic Betterment, Deanwood, Dupont Park, Eastland Gardens, Fairfax Village, Fairlawn, Fort Davis Park, Good Hope, Greenway, Hillcrest, Kenilworth, Kingman Park, Lincoln Heights, Marshall Heights, Mayfair, Naylor Gardens, Northeast Boundary, Penn Branch, Randle Highlands, River Terrace, Skyland, Twining
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Neighborhoods:
Anacostia, Barry Farm, Bellevue, Buena Vista, Congress Heights, Douglass, Fairlawn, Garfield Heights, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Shipley Terrace, Skyland, Washington Highlands, Woodland

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Issues Facing Our Everyday DC

Our community faces these REAL impediments in the effort to unite everyone to reach a sustainable lifestyle.

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Issues Facing Our EVERYDAY DC

  • WARDS 1, 2, 5, 7, 8

    Make DC Anti-Poverty City

    As mayor I would:
    • Increase affordable housing by regulating requirements for banks funding development projects in the city
    • Create checks and balances for the use of housing production trust fund resources to eliminate misappropriations
    • Streamline DHS and homeless service processes and create online services
    • Enhance partnerships with Veteran Affairs
    • Provide sensitivity training to federal and local law enforcement agencies with the assistance of social workers
    • Invest in job training for the present and future workforce

    Rodney Red Grant has been a pioneer in the fight for improved livable income and wages. He has created opportunities for gainful employment across sectors within the entertainment, nonprofit, and public relations industries. As a Native Washingtonian who was raised between both Tyler House Apts. and the Penn Branch neighborhood, Rodney knows firsthand the difference in services and resources available from one side of the city to the other. As Mayor, fighting income inequality and ending cycles of poverty will be the cornerstone of Rodney’s plan for the District’s recovery and a brighter, more equitable future.

    A. Median Family Income (MFI) (Formerly AMI, Area Median Income)

    The Median Family Income (MFI) is the formula the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) uses to determine, based on geographic proximity, the median (middle) household income. The MFI is the predominant factor used in determining the income limits and rental rates for every housing program in the United States. For most cities, the MFI can provide a realistic view of the economic conditions facing families. For DC, the story varies from neighborhood to neighborhood, or in some cases even from street to street. In the SW quadrant, for instance, the MFI is achieved through a calculation which includes our neighbors in Fairfax, Virginia,  who are the wealthiest in their state. In NE, those numbers encompass the income of our neighbors in Maryland which are among the wealthiest counties in their state. A Grant Administration will lobby HUD for a more appropriate housing formula that reflects the financial constraints facing many residents in the District of Columbia.
    As Mayor, Rodney will Increase Affordable Housing regulating the requirements for banks that fund development projects in the District. We must push to reformat the MFI formula that the banks use because the formula is not designed to consider the true median income of families in the 8 wards of DC. We should have the MFI formula reflect our city per ward not including other states with scores of affluent residents.
    1

    Neighborhoods:

    Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Kalorama Triangle, LeDroit Park, Mount Pleasant, Park View, Pleasant Plains, Shaw, U Street NW corridor.
    2

    Neighborhoods:

    American University Park, Cathedral Heights, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Forest Hills, Foxhall Crescent, Foxhall Village, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Kent, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, McLean Gardens, North Cleveland Park, Observatory Circle, Palisades, Spring Valley, Tenleytown, Wakefield, Wesley Heights, Woodley Park
    3

    Neighborhoods:

    American University Park, Cathedral Heights, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Forest Hills, Foxhall Crescent, Foxhall Village, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Kent, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, McLean Gardens, North Cleveland Park, Observatory Circle, Palisades, Spring Valley, Tenleytown, Wakefield, Wesley Heights, Woodley Park
    4

    Neighborhoods:

    Barnaby Woods, Brightwood, Brightwood Park, Chevy Chase, Colonial Village, Crestwood, Fort Totten, Hawthorne, Lamond-Riggs, Manor Park, Petworth, Queens Chapel, Shepherd Park, 16th Street Heights, Takoma
    5

    Neighborhoods:

    Arboretum, Bloomingdale, Brentwood, Brookland, Carver-Langston, Eckington, Edgewood, Fort Lincoln, Fort Totten, Gateway, Ivy City, Langdon, Michigan Park, North Michigan Park, Pleasant Hill, Queens Chapel, Stronghold, Trinidad, Truxton Circle, Woodridge
    6

    Neighborhoods:

    Barney Circle, Capitol Hill, Capitol Riverfront, Hill East, H Street NE corridor, Kingman Park, L’Enfant Plaza, Mount Vernon Triangle, Navy Yard, Near Northeast, NoMa, Shaw, Southwest Waterfront
    7

    Neighborhoods:

    Benning Heights, Benning Ridge, Benning, Burrville, Capitol View, Civic Betterment, Deanwood, Dupont Park, Eastland Gardens, Fairfax Village, Fairlawn, Fort Davis Park, Good Hope, Greenway, Hillcrest, Kenilworth, Kingman Park, Lincoln Heights, Marshall Heights, Mayfair, Naylor Gardens, Northeast Boundary, Penn Branch, Randle Highlands, River Terrace, Skyland, Twining
    8

    Neighborhoods:

    Anacostia, Barry Farm, Bellevue, Buena Vista, Congress Heights, Douglass, Fairlawn, Garfield Heights, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Shipley Terrace, Skyland, Washington Highlands, Woodland

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  • WARDS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8

    Provide Education Equality

    As mayor I would:
    • Ensure equitable disbursement of funding across school systems
    • Implement social programs for students experiencing homelessness
    • Increase access to city broadband and electronic devices
    • Integrate mental health services in DCPS and DCPCS
    1

    Neighborhoods:

    Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Kalorama Triangle, LeDroit Park, Mount Pleasant, Park View, Pleasant Plains, Shaw, U Street NW corridor.
    2

    Neighborhoods:

    American University Park, Cathedral Heights, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Forest Hills, Foxhall Crescent, Foxhall Village, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Kent, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, McLean Gardens, North Cleveland Park, Observatory Circle, Palisades, Spring Valley, Tenleytown, Wakefield, Wesley Heights, Woodley Park
    3

    Neighborhoods:

    American University Park, Cathedral Heights, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Forest Hills, Foxhall Crescent, Foxhall Village, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Kent, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, McLean Gardens, North Cleveland Park, Observatory Circle, Palisades, Spring Valley, Tenleytown, Wakefield, Wesley Heights, Woodley Park
    4

    Neighborhoods:

    Barnaby Woods, Brightwood, Brightwood Park, Chevy Chase, Colonial Village, Crestwood, Fort Totten, Hawthorne, Lamond-Riggs, Manor Park, Petworth, Queens Chapel, Shepherd Park, 16th Street Heights, Takoma
    5

    Neighborhoods:

    Arboretum, Bloomingdale, Brentwood, Brookland, Carver-Langston, Eckington, Edgewood, Fort Lincoln, Fort Totten, Gateway, Ivy City, Langdon, Michigan Park, North Michigan Park, Pleasant Hill, Queens Chapel, Stronghold, Trinidad, Truxton Circle, Woodridge
    6

    Neighborhoods:

    Barney Circle, Capitol Hill, Capitol Riverfront, Hill East, H Street NE corridor, Kingman Park, L’Enfant Plaza, Mount Vernon Triangle, Navy Yard, Near Northeast, NoMa, Shaw, Southwest Waterfront
    7

    Neighborhoods:

    Benning Heights, Benning Ridge, Benning, Burrville, Capitol View, Civic Betterment, Deanwood, Dupont Park, Eastland Gardens, Fairfax Village, Fairlawn, Fort Davis Park, Good Hope, Greenway, Hillcrest, Kenilworth, Kingman Park, Lincoln Heights, Marshall Heights, Mayfair, Naylor Gardens, Northeast Boundary, Penn Branch, Randle Highlands, River Terrace, Skyland, Twining
    8

    Neighborhoods:

    Anacostia, Barry Farm, Bellevue, Buena Vista, Congress Heights, Douglass, Fairlawn, Garfield Heights, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Shipley Terrace, Skyland, Washington Highlands, Woodland

    Click ward for info

  • Advocate for Small Businesses

    As mayor I would:
    • Streamline the Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) process
    • Create opportunities for district residents to set up businesses that can qualify for government contracts
    • Incentivize businesses to hire local D.C. residents
    • Implement strong recovery plans for businesses affected by COVID-19
    1

    Neighborhoods:

    Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Kalorama Triangle, LeDroit Park, Mount Pleasant, Park View, Pleasant Plains, Shaw, U Street NW corridor.
    2

    Neighborhoods:

    American University Park, Cathedral Heights, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Forest Hills, Foxhall Crescent, Foxhall Village, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Kent, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, McLean Gardens, North Cleveland Park, Observatory Circle, Palisades, Spring Valley, Tenleytown, Wakefield, Wesley Heights, Woodley Park
    3

    Neighborhoods:

    American University Park, Cathedral Heights, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Forest Hills, Foxhall Crescent, Foxhall Village, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Kent, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, McLean Gardens, North Cleveland Park, Observatory Circle, Palisades, Spring Valley, Tenleytown, Wakefield, Wesley Heights, Woodley Park
    4

    Neighborhoods:

    Barnaby Woods, Brightwood, Brightwood Park, Chevy Chase, Colonial Village, Crestwood, Fort Totten, Hawthorne, Lamond-Riggs, Manor Park, Petworth, Queens Chapel, Shepherd Park, 16th Street Heights, Takoma
    5

    Neighborhoods:

    Arboretum, Bloomingdale, Brentwood, Brookland, Carver-Langston, Eckington, Edgewood, Fort Lincoln, Fort Totten, Gateway, Ivy City, Langdon, Michigan Park, North Michigan Park, Pleasant Hill, Queens Chapel, Stronghold, Trinidad, Truxton Circle, Woodridge
    6

    Neighborhoods:

    Barney Circle, Capitol Hill, Capitol Riverfront, Hill East, H Street NE corridor, Kingman Park, L’Enfant Plaza, Mount Vernon Triangle, Navy Yard, Near Northeast, NoMa, Shaw, Southwest Waterfront
    7

    Neighborhoods:

    Benning Heights, Benning Ridge, Benning, Burrville, Capitol View, Civic Betterment, Deanwood, Dupont Park, Eastland Gardens, Fairfax Village, Fairlawn, Fort Davis Park, Good Hope, Greenway, Hillcrest, Kenilworth, Kingman Park, Lincoln Heights, Marshall Heights, Mayfair, Naylor Gardens, Northeast Boundary, Penn Branch, Randle Highlands, River Terrace, Skyland, Twining
    8

    Neighborhoods:

    Anacostia, Barry Farm, Bellevue, Buena Vista, Congress Heights, Douglass, Fairlawn, Garfield Heights, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Shipley Terrace, Skyland, Washington Highlands, Woodland

    Click ward for info

  • Leading the Fight for Rights and Supporting the LGBTQIA+ Community

    Over the past 20+ years I have been an ally, supporting the most powerful movement for equality our country has ever seen. Despite the progress that has been achieved, our most marginalized citizens are still suffering from violence, discrimination and fear. My goal as mayor is to ensure that all LGBTQIA+ people, and particularly those who are trans, people of color and HIV+, are treated as full and equal citizens across Washington, DC.
    1

    Neighborhoods:

    Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Kalorama Triangle, LeDroit Park, Mount Pleasant, Park View, Pleasant Plains, Shaw, U Street NW corridor.
    2

    Neighborhoods:

    American University Park, Cathedral Heights, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Forest Hills, Foxhall Crescent, Foxhall Village, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Kent, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, McLean Gardens, North Cleveland Park, Observatory Circle, Palisades, Spring Valley, Tenleytown, Wakefield, Wesley Heights, Woodley Park
    3

    Neighborhoods:

    American University Park, Cathedral Heights, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Forest Hills, Foxhall Crescent, Foxhall Village, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Kent, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, McLean Gardens, North Cleveland Park, Observatory Circle, Palisades, Spring Valley, Tenleytown, Wakefield, Wesley Heights, Woodley Park
    4

    Neighborhoods:

    Barnaby Woods, Brightwood, Brightwood Park, Chevy Chase, Colonial Village, Crestwood, Fort Totten, Hawthorne, Lamond-Riggs, Manor Park, Petworth, Queens Chapel, Shepherd Park, 16th Street Heights, Takoma
    5

    Neighborhoods:

    Arboretum, Bloomingdale, Brentwood, Brookland, Carver-Langston, Eckington, Edgewood, Fort Lincoln, Fort Totten, Gateway, Ivy City, Langdon, Michigan Park, North Michigan Park, Pleasant Hill, Queens Chapel, Stronghold, Trinidad, Truxton Circle, Woodridge
    6

    Neighborhoods:

    Barney Circle, Capitol Hill, Capitol Riverfront, Hill East, H Street NE corridor, Kingman Park, L’Enfant Plaza, Mount Vernon Triangle, Navy Yard, Near Northeast, NoMa, Shaw, Southwest Waterfront
    7

    Neighborhoods:

    Benning Heights, Benning Ridge, Benning, Burrville, Capitol View, Civic Betterment, Deanwood, Dupont Park, Eastland Gardens, Fairfax Village, Fairlawn, Fort Davis Park, Good Hope, Greenway, Hillcrest, Kenilworth, Kingman Park, Lincoln Heights, Marshall Heights, Mayfair, Naylor Gardens, Northeast Boundary, Penn Branch, Randle Highlands, River Terrace, Skyland, Twining
    8

    Neighborhoods:

    Anacostia, Barry Farm, Bellevue, Buena Vista, Congress Heights, Douglass, Fairlawn, Garfield Heights, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Shipley Terrace, Skyland, Washington Highlands, Woodland

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  • WARDS 1, 2, 7, 8

    Increase Public Safety & Quality of Life

    As mayor I would:
    • Partner with ANC’s to create neighborhood watches to promote community accountability
    • Support mental health awareness & wellness programming
    • Revive arts, culture, and youth programing
    • Bring awareness to the District’s unwanted firearm program
    • Revitalize youth and senior programming
    1

    Neighborhoods:

    Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Kalorama Triangle, LeDroit Park, Mount Pleasant, Park View, Pleasant Plains, Shaw, U Street NW corridor.
    2

    Neighborhoods:

    American University Park, Cathedral Heights, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Forest Hills, Foxhall Crescent, Foxhall Village, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Kent, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, McLean Gardens, North Cleveland Park, Observatory Circle, Palisades, Spring Valley, Tenleytown, Wakefield, Wesley Heights, Woodley Park
    3

    Neighborhoods:

    American University Park, Cathedral Heights, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Forest Hills, Foxhall Crescent, Foxhall Village, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Kent, Massachusetts Avenue Heights, McLean Gardens, North Cleveland Park, Observatory Circle, Palisades, Spring Valley, Tenleytown, Wakefield, Wesley Heights, Woodley Park
    4

    Neighborhoods:

    Barnaby Woods, Brightwood, Brightwood Park, Chevy Chase, Colonial Village, Crestwood, Fort Totten, Hawthorne, Lamond-Riggs, Manor Park, Petworth, Queens Chapel, Shepherd Park, 16th Street Heights, Takoma
    5

    Neighborhoods:

    Arboretum, Bloomingdale, Brentwood, Brookland, Carver-Langston, Eckington, Edgewood, Fort Lincoln, Fort Totten, Gateway, Ivy City, Langdon, Michigan Park, North Michigan Park, Pleasant Hill, Queens Chapel, Stronghold, Trinidad, Truxton Circle, Woodridge
    6

    Neighborhoods:

    Barney Circle, Capitol Hill, Capitol Riverfront, Hill East, H Street NE corridor, Kingman Park, L’Enfant Plaza, Mount Vernon Triangle, Navy Yard, Near Northeast, NoMa, Shaw, Southwest Waterfront
    7

    Neighborhoods:

    Benning Heights, Benning Ridge, Benning, Burrville, Capitol View, Civic Betterment, Deanwood, Dupont Park, Eastland Gardens, Fairfax Village, Fairlawn, Fort Davis Park, Good Hope, Greenway, Hillcrest, Kenilworth, Kingman Park, Lincoln Heights, Marshall Heights, Mayfair, Naylor Gardens, Northeast Boundary, Penn Branch, Randle Highlands, River Terrace, Skyland, Twining
    8

    Neighborhoods:

    Anacostia, Barry Farm, Bellevue, Buena Vista, Congress Heights, Douglass, Fairlawn, Garfield Heights, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Shipley Terrace, Skyland, Washington Highlands, Woodland

    Click ward for info

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