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    VIDEO: WHAT AN ORANGE ADMINISTRATION MEANS FOR THE NATION’S CAPITAL

    An Orange administration means opportunity for all citizens, as well as the economic focus in areas DC has been underserved: affordable housing, respectable wages, small business partnerships and support, homeowner protection, jobs, and much more.  As an At-large Councilmember, Orange understands the needs of DC’s communities and residents, and continues to go to bat for all wards.  In 2013, he authored and introduced the Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2013 which passed the DC Council unanimously establishing a minimum wage of $11.50 per hour by 2016 with annual increases for the cost of living thereafter.  Orange fought and secured a living wage for employees of District contractors in 2006, and secured an increase to $13.40 per hour in 2014. He secured five days of sick leave, with pay, at the minimum wage rate for tipped wage employees. Orange also championed District employees being paid in 2013 for furlough days due to an erroneous deficit projection.

    Recently, Orange introduced the “District of Columbia Affordable Housing Act of 2014”, a bill that develops a ten-year, $1,000,000,000 affordable housing plan that provides for the allocation of $100,000,000 per annum to increase, build, and modernize affordable housing in the District of Columbia. “The District is quickly becoming a tale of two cities, where middle to upper class Washingtonians enjoy a life of comfort, while working families struggle to pay their rent,” Orange said. “The biggest challenge facing low income residents is securing affordable housing, and legislation is needed now to help these residents.”

    The bill directs $100 million to be spent on affordable housing over a ten year period that will address the affordable housing needs of senior citizens, homeless residents, and low income residents. Each year, $25 million will be appropriated for senior housing, $25 million will be appropriated for homeless housing, $25 million will be appropriated for low income housing restricted to a household earning between $30,000 and $60,000 annually, and $25 million will be appropriated for low income housing of four persons according to the area median income for a household of four persons in the Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area as set forth in the periodic calculation provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    Vincent’s agenda items as the next Mayor include a renewed focus on DC’s small businesses, residents, housing and jobs.  Watch the FULL VIDEO and get the facts.

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AT A GLANCE

AT A GLANCEVINCENT ORANGEMAYORAL CANDIDATE

2013 was another productive year for At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange. He authored the “Minimum Wage Amendment of 2013” raising minimum wage for the city to $11.50, authored legislation which helped expand worker protections, led in resolving the contentious restaurant vs. food truck gridlock, getting furloughed employees back pay, and much more. Learn more about "DC's Crusader" and the work he continues to do on behalf of DC's citizens.

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$783,000,000

LOST BY DC SMALL BUSINESSES DUE TO GOV'T NEGLECT OF THE SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM

28

DEGREE PROGRAMS DROPPED FROM UDC'S CURRICULUM, HAMPERING STUDENT GLOBAL READINESS

35,000+

CURRENTLY UNEMPLOYED DC RESIDENTS SEEKING JOB TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT