– Full funding to public schools, UDC, libraries, and recreation
Health Care – Restore D.C.
General Hospital; guarantee quality public health care for all
D.C. residents regardless of income or employment status.
Social Services – Make real our
public obligation to care for the less fortunate, including
services for the homeless, the mentally disabled, the chemically
addicted, prison inmates and former inmates, nursing home
residents, people with HIV/AIDS, and children in foster care;
restore basic constituent services in all wards.
– Tax relief for low- and middle income working people; repeal
the Tax Parity Act; public funding for human needs, not stadiums
|Civil Rights –
Zero tolerance for harassment and civil rights violations;
civilian oversight of police conduct; the right to vote in local
elections for all residents regardless of U.S. citizenship status.
Reparations – Enact a local
reparations bill to address injustices perpetrated by the vestiges
Environment – Stop the asthma
epidemic in D.C. kids by enforcing compliance with clean air laws;
research and community outreach to identify areas most in need of
mitigation; expand public transit, bicycle lanes, recycling and
composting; preserve D.C.'s biodiversity and green space
REDUCE, REUSE, AND RECYCLE!
Pass a living wage law for D.C. and protect workers' right to
Housing — Expand affordable
housing, including subsidization programs, tenant and emergency
assistance, rent control, and home ownership incentives.
Democracy — Full legislative,
budgetary and judicial autonomy; strong local campaign finance
laws; implement the progressive representation systems that most
other democracies in the world have, such as proportional
representation and instant runoff voting.
Statehood — D.C. must and will
get Statehood, but only if we are forceful and unyielding in our
demand for equal rights!
|The Donkin for Mayor campaign is a
campaign born in struggle. It is the age-old struggle of the people
against tyranny and oppression, the struggle for liberty and
self-determination, and it is a struggle that we desperately need
now. We follow proudly in the tradition of Julius Hobson, Josephine
Butler, and other heroes of the D.C. Statehood and grassroots
justice movement Let us join together in making our demands loud and
clear, and backed up by organized force. — Steve Donkin, D.C.
Statehood Green Party candidate for Mayor
Donkin for Mayor, 1708 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Paid for by Donkin for Mayor (Philip Barlow, treasurer)
|Steve Donkin is a seven-year resident of
Washington, D.C. and a homeowner in the Shaw neighborhood.
Steve was active in both the D.C. Statehood Party and D.C. Green
Party prior to the merger of the two parties in 1999. He served for
a year on the steering committee of the D.C. Statehood Green Party.
Steve has worked with numerous local coalitions on issues such as
affordable housing, public education, public health, and labor
Steve was a founding member of the Stand Up! for Democracy in
D.C. Coalition; he remains an active member in the coalition. Steve
was a ward coordinator and one of the leading signature gatherers in
the campaign to put Initiative 59 on the ballot to allow access of
the terminally ill to medical marijuana.
In 2000 and 2001, Steve was put on trial-twice-by the U.S.
government as one of the D.C. Democracy Seven, who stood up in the
House of Representatives to cast D.C. residents' vote against the
undemocratic meddling of Congress in our local budget appropriation
process. The defendants were finally found "not guilty" by
a jury of fellow D.C. residents.
Steve holds a Ph.D. in Biology from Georgia Tech, where he was a
founding member of the student environmental organization, and has
worked for the past seven years in science consulting and project
management on issues of human and environmental health. He is
currently obtaining certification to teach science in D.C. public