ERIN ADVOCATES FOR PAID FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE
Erin challenged the DC Council's consideration of legislation that would "repeal and replace" paid leave in DC in this Letter to the Editor.
She has repeatedly testified and advocated before the DC Council in support of paid family and medical leave.
*Pictured at left: Erin and Javi join a Halloween lobby day at the DC Council in support of paid family and medical leave.*
ERIN ACTS IN RESPONSE TO HATE FLYERS
In response to anti-immigrant and anti-Semitic flyers found throughout the neighborhood, Erin organized a bystander intervention training (facilitated by Collective Action for Safe Spaces) and joined neighbors at a sidewalk chalk event to spread messages of inclusion.
Erin spoke on this issue in the following article.
*Pictured at left: Erin and neighbors at a bystander intervention training.*
ERIN & FAMILY CONTRIBUTE TO NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP
Erin and her family participated in the Rock Creek Conservancy's 10th Annual Extreme Cleanup. The Conservancy's "Behind the Scenes" blog said:
"Erin, her husband Eric and their three children were first to arrive on Saturday morning. Their kids were balls of energy. This family dove right into the forested areas of the park and despite some cuts picked up an entire bag of trash themselves.
Why did you bring your family out to this event? 'We live in the neighborhood, this park is an area the neighborhood really wants to reclaim. The goal is to have a more communal use for the space and the first step in making it more welcoming is cleaning up the trash.'"
*Pictured at left: Erin and her family at the Rock Creek Conservancy's 10th Annual Extreme Cleanup.*
ERIN COORDINATES VOLUNTEER EFFORTS IN RESPONSE TO PEABODY STREET FIRE
In response to a severe fire that displaced multiple neighbors, Erin coordinated efforts to provide monetary and in-kind donations to victims and volunteered to sort those donations.
Petworth News highlighted some of the resources she put together here.
*Pictured at left: Donations collected by Erin in response to the Peabody Street fire.*