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Nadeau Resolution Honors Jewish Refugees Turned Away From the U.S. During WWII

Remember the St. Louis Day is a reminder of the consequences of rejecting refugees in need 

WASHINGTON – The Council of the District of Columbia unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne Nadeau that remembers Jewish refugees who were denied entry into the US during WWII and later perished in the Holocaust. The resolution designates May 13, 2017 as Remember the St. Louis Day, a reminder of the tragedy that comes with refusing to welcome refugees and those seeking asylum from war and persecution. Councilmember Nadeau will formally present the resolution to members of Washington’s Jewish community during the Council’s legislative meeting on May 2. She co-introduced the resolution with Councilmember Brandon T. Todd.

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Nadeau Bill Protects TANF Benefits for District Families

Chair of Human Services Committee introduces bill to ensure families are not pushed into homelessness 

Washington – As part of her commitment to ensure children in the District aren’t at risk, today Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau introduced legislation that extends TANF benefits to ensure families living on the edge aren’t forced into homelessness and no children are at risk because their family loses TANF. The bill is based on the consensus recommendations of the TANF Hardship Extension Policy Working Group, a broad coalition of providers, advocates, customers and lawmakers who met last year to recommend a path forward for the District’s TANF program. It is co-introduced by Councilmembers R. White, T. White, McDuffie, Silverman and Todd, and co-sponsored by Councilmember Allen.

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Nadeau Bills Support the Health of D.C.’s Immigrant Population

Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau introduces bills to make Alliance coverage easier to maintain, study mental health needs 

Washington – As part of her ongoing efforts to protect the District’s immigrant community, today Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau introduced legislation that makes it easier for immigrants to retain their health benefits through the District’s Alliance program, and that seeks to ensure the District has enough resources to treat trauma as families are separated and people continue to be prosecuted under the new administration.

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