Every vision needs provision.
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Join Yaida Ford on her journey to bring better vision to Ward 8.

Our Ward is facing serious challenges that will require a combination of compassion, experience and innovation to develop solutions.

I possess all of the vital characteristics that our community needs in this critical hour. That is why I am running to become your Councilmember.

I want to partner with you on the real issues that we are facing including, violence that is a daily occurrence between teachers and students in our schools, the lack of care for families who need and want therapeutic intervention after experiencing a traumatic event, the inaccessibility of quality grocery stores and retail within the Ward for our seniors and families, the need for innovation in creating affordable housing and more.

I will be honored to serve you.

Please take a minute to review my platforms and I hope that you will entrust me with your vote on June 2, 2020.

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Jobs

The percentage of unemployed Ward 8 residents is more than three times the percentage in Wards 1 and 2.

Education

95% of the public schools whose budgets will be cut in the 2020-2021 school year are in Ward 8. Also, 48% of Ward 8 residents over the age of 16 cannot read above the 3rd grade level.

Economic Growth

The median income in Ward 8 is $31,954 compared to median of $77,649 for the average District household.

Families

Only 8% of households are headed by men & more than 55% of households in Ward 8 are headed by single women

Police Accountability

Anacostia Station is the location where Metro Transit officers have issued the second highest number of citations (3,977) within the WMATA system in the last two years.

Crime

Before schools let out for the summer in 2019, Ward 8 had 20 murders. In addition, Ward 8 has more than 40 unresolved homicides in 2019.

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In order to do this, we need your support. Where it be your time, your talent, or your finances. If you truly desire change and can see our vision for making it happen, please click the link below and let us know.