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Friday, March 2, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Join the Rally to Stop the Destruction of Brightwood
Thursday, February 16, 2012, 7 AM
Georgia and Missouri Ave NW, WDC
Over a year after proposing to build a Wal-Mart at 5929 Georgia Avenue NW, Foulger-Pratt this week began tearing down the site to make way for a big box store, Wal-Mart.
Wal-Mart has a history of destroying LOCAL neighborhood businesses and communities. When Wal–Mart, which made $15.4 billion last year and is owned the Walton family, six of the richest people in America, worth a combined $93 billion, more than the bottom 30% of Americans combined, opened its first urban store in Chicago, in 2005:
* 40% of competing businesses within a mile CLOSED within 2 years. This is why on average 1.4 jobs are lost for every job created by Wal- Mart.
Is this the future we want for our Brightwood neighborhood?
It’s time to stand up with other concerned residents and voters of Ward 4 to say NO to the destruction of our neighborhood!
If you are not able to attend the rally, you can still get involved by:
+ Pledging NOT to buy from Wal-Mart.
+ Calling or E-mailing Councilmember Muriel Bowser, Mayor Vincent Gray, and Council Chairman Kwame Brown and tell them that Ward 4 does not need or want a Wal-Mart. We want our local business community to GROW, not be destroyed.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Postponed: Hearing on the motion for preliminary injunction on the historic preservation board's decision on the Curtis Chevrolet car barn. New Date to be Announced
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
January 18, 2012 (202) 291-5119
Ward 4 Thrives Organizes City Wide
Town Hall to Say NO to Walmart
Residents from across DC do not want Walmart
harming their city and neighborhood
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 18 — After over a year of organizing to oppose the proposed Walmart at Georgia and Missouri Ave in their neighborhood, Ward 4 Thrives members are bringing together residents from across the city who are opposed to Walmart coming to DC for a town hall meeting to be broadcast on local Pacifica affiliate WPFW 89.3 FM. The town hall, which will run from 9am-12pm this coming Friday, January 20, will feature community leaders and activists from across the city, with a special focus on the neighborhoods in Wards 4, 5, 6, and 7 where Walmart has proposed opening its SIX stores.
The town hall will be hosted by WPFW’s Gloria Minott, Jared Ball, and Nkenge Toure and will feature Willie Baker, who lives blocks from the proposed Georgia and Missouri Walmart, Brenda Speaks whose Advisory Neighborhood Commission holds the proposed Walmart site, Edna Doggett, another nearby home owner, and Gary Cha, the owner of YES Organic Market, as well as residents from across the city.
“We have been opposed to the proposed Walmart at Georgia and Missouri since the idea was first made public in November 2010,” said Ward 4 Thrives spokesperson Willie Baker, “our elected representatives have ignored our concerns, and we think it is time to unite with groups and residents from across DC who also understand the devastation Walmart will cause to our city and neighborhoods.”
Tune in on Friday to hear the truth about Walmart’s track record of net job loss, small business closure, and environmental destruction and how they will negatively affect DC if they are allowed to open six stores here. Ward 4 Thrives encourages all DC residents to contact Mayor Gray and their other elected officials to let them know, NO Walmart in DC.
Ward 4 Thrives is neighbors, business owners, and allies committed to community-led development in our neighborhoods. Together we work to stop Walmart from moving in. We believe there are alternatives and will work with the city to find one that will bring living wage jobs, responsible development, and just business practices to our neighborhood. We know that Walmart does not care about our community and we can do better.