First, great news! Thanks to many generous donors like you, we met our end-of-year fundraising goal! Your support enables us to field our team and work with you to shape a more sustainable and livable future. But we have big challenges ahead and need your help to take action on the following issues in the coming weeks.
We had a record turnout for Smart Growth Social with two special guests – David Zipper and WMATA General Manager Randy Clarke. It was a great party and chance to catch up, but we also called everyone to action to help us win the funding Metro needs. We'll need your help to speak up for transit-oriented communities, more housing, safer streets, and reforming state transportation priorities. See below for the opportunities to speak up in your community!
Our annual Smart Growth Social is back and tickets are selling fast! Join us for a night of fun, networking, and inspiration – all while supporting our work for a more livable, sustainable region. Special guest speaker, David Zipper, a contributor to Bloomberg CityLab, Vox, and The Atlantic, will talk about how we save transit and our vibrant cities.
Looking at the many issues we are tackling this month, a common theme emerges. What are our region's priorities? Is it to subsidize a new stadium for the Commanders or to close Metro's budget gap? Is it parking or more housing? Transit and safer streets or more HOT lanes and wide, dangerous arterials? Please read on to see how you can help fight for more housing, safer streets, and transit.
Thanks to your advocacy, we’re celebrating more wins for smart growth in our region! Embrace August's opportunities to make a difference — such as becoming a Smart Growth Watchdog! — to drive even more positive change. And don't miss our Popsicles in the Park meet-up with partners WABA and CCAN!