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WIN Organizes for Immigrant Legal Services, Affordable Housing

WIN Organizes for Immigrant Legal Services, Affordable Housing

Monday, May 21, 2018
Washington Interfaith Network


WIN Leaders launched new Ward 1 demands around affordable housing and immigration to six candidates for Ward 1 councilmember.| Photo by David Choy 

On April 25th Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) packed the basement of Sacred Heart Catholic Church with 304 leaders and 6 candidates vying for Council Member of Ward 1 in D.C. Sacred Heart is the largest immigrant church in DC and the turnout reflected that diversity. The action was WIN’s first attempt at doing an action in both English and Spanish, using 300 interpretation headsets. Demands were made for $2.5 million to expand legal assistance for immigrants, to build affordable housing on a piece of land owned by the National Parks Service, and to take on a slum landlord in the neighborhood.