"I'm tired of DC leaders who say they care but govern like they don't. It's time to address our challenges at the scale they demand." —Ed Lazere
Ed Lazere has spent two decades as a tireless advocate and DC budget expert—fighting to make sure DC’s resources go for the things that matter most to us. He’s partnered with residents across the city to enact paid family leave and minimum wage increases, create more affordable housing, and strive for equitable education. Now, he’s running to bring bolder, more progressive leadership to the DC Council.
Building a More Just DC—For All of Us
My family has been lucky enough to live in this city for more than 30 years. Today, DC has the resources to stop displacement and lead on housing affordability. We need new leadership on the Council so we can move forward without leaving anyone behind or pushing anyone out.
Now is the time to make the bold investments so no one loses their home because of the pandemic, and DC residents can afford to stay in the city.
Ed is building a grassroots coalition to create a more equitable DC. He is proud to be endorsed by the following elected officials, organizations, and community leaders—representing all eight wards and fighting for key issues like racial justice, health care access, and statehood:
DC’s Progressive Leaders
Karl A. Racine
DC Attorney General
DC Councilmember, At-Large
Janeese Lewis George
Democratic Nominee, DC Council Ward 4
Brianne K. Nadeau
DC Councilmember, Ward 1
DC State Board of Education, Ward 5
DC’s Unions & Working Families
UNITE Here! Local 25
Hotel & Hospitality
Building & Airport Workers
Metro DC AFL-CIO
ATU Local 689
Metro & Bus Operators
AFGE Local 1975
SEIU Local 500
Balt.-DC Building Trades
DC’s Grassroots & Progressive Community
DC’s Environmental Activists
Salim K.T. Adofo
Rev. Ruth Hamilton
Join the Movement for a More Progressive Council
Ed has the experience, the broad coalition of partners, and the commitment to justice that DC needs to become the more equitable city we all want and deserve. Join our effort to make it happen.
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Ed is taking $0 from corporations and special interests and relying on grassroots donations to power his campaign. Join our movement with any amount you can. Donations from DC residents will be matched 5 to 1 by DC’s new public financing program!
Ed moves to DC to work as an educator with the Higher Achievement Program
Ed and his wife Suzanne buy their home in Brookland
Ed and Suzanne enroll their oldest son in DC Public Schools
Ed puts his math skills to work on poverty advocacy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Ed helps launch the DC Fiscal Policy Institute (DCFPI) to make DC government responsive to the needs of low-income and working people
Ed helps lead the fight for Paid Family Leave and DC Council passes it into law — one of many fights Ed led as DCFPI director
Ed announces run for DC Council to build a more equitable city
Fighting and Winning for DC Families
Ed has led or partnered on successful efforts to:
Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis
How we deal with COVID-19 is an urgent matter of life and death and financial survival for many. The impacts of the crisis also will dominate DC budget and policy decisions long after the pandemic is over. Read more about Ed’s vision for what DC needs to do to protect DC families as we recover from this crisis:
Ed’s Vision for DC
Ed Lazere is running for DC Council At-Large to put racial and economic justice at the center of our agenda as a city.