17 Apr RELEASE: Pinto Campaign Releases Comprehensive COVID-19 Recovery Plan
Washington, D.C. — Ward 2 DC Council candidate Brooke Pinto today announced her ten point COVID-19 relief and resiliency plan for the Ward 2 community. Pinto’s plan is informed by her city-wide legislative experience and her extensive knowledge of the financial, tax, and small business systems in the District. Pinto announced her candidacy for the Ward 2 Council seat seeking the Democratic nomination just over two months ago.
The relief and resiliency plan addresses healthcare necessities, revenue and job loss for small businesses and workers, and improving city conditions to be better prepared to prevent future pandemics. The ten points of the plan include: Increasing Healthcare Access, Balancing the Budget, Expanding the Definition of Essential Personnel, Guaranteeing Access to Safe Housing, Lifting up Small Businesses, Improving the Safety of Public Spaces, Expanding Voting Rights, Providing Cash Assistance, Improving Quality of and Accessibility to Education, and Establishing an Office of the People’s Advocate.
“Ward 2 does not have a representative on the DC Council amidst the greatest crisis of the century. We deserve to have a seat at the table as our budget priorities are being negotiated. Our community needs strong and immediate leadership and a Councilmember with city-wide legislative experience that can get to work right away. This plan will address the specific needs of Ward 2 to guide us through this crisis and give direct assistance to every part of our city so we can get our community up and thriving as soon as possible.”
Brooke previously served as the Assistant Attorney General for Policy and Legislative Affairs at the DC Office of the Attorney General under DC Attorney General, Karl Racine, where she worked on legislation to protect children, the LGBTQQIA+ community, and DC’s most vulnerable residents. Brooke is running to protect small businesses, address our housing challenges, bring integrity to the Ward 2 Council seat, and ensure that we can recover from the health and economic crisis of COVID-19.