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Baby Boxes, Reducing Gun Violence, Combatting Gentrification

Reducing infant mortality with Baby Boxes for all D.C. newborns 

Abigail4_(200x148).jpgAiming to reduce the District’s infant mortality rate, last week Councilmember Nadeau introduced a bill that will provide all new parents in the District with a “Baby Box.” The boxes encourage safe sleep practices by serving as a bassinet for infants and will come with essential items for new parents. The bill is modeled after a recent statewide initiative in New Jersey and a long-time program in Finland. A majority of Councilmembers have signed onto the bill.

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Councilmember Nadeau Expresses Concerns on Tubman Field Use

Today, Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau sent the below letter to the Department of General Services about allowing the community to use the field at Tubman Elementary School in Columbia Heights: 

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Bill Provides “Baby Boxes” for All DC Newborns

Bill from Councilmember Nadeau aims to reduce infant mortality in the District

WASHINGTON – Aiming to reduce the District’s infant mortality rate, today Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau introduced a bill that will provide all new parents in the District with a “Baby Box.” The boxes encourage safe sleep practices by serving as a bassinet for infants and will come with essential items for new parents. The bill is modeled after a recent statewide initiative in New Jersey and a long-time program in Finland. The bill was co-introduced by Councilmembers David Grosso, Robert C. White, Jr., Kenyan R. McDuffie, Anita Bonds, Elissa Silverman, Mary M. Cheh and Charles Allen. It was cosponsored by Councilmember Trayon White, Sr.

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