WHAT: Focuses on  affordable housing, public safety, and environmental justice issues through membership in WIN, a multi-faith, multi-racial grassroots advocacy organization.

We support WIN with our time, talent, and treasure. This engagement enriches all of us: those at St. Mark’s, those in the larger DC religious/spiritual community, and most important those whom WIN actions affect. WIN’s organizing starts with listening to our neighbors to learn what people care about AND then WIN builds relationships to work on tackling issues. WIN supports residents across the city by advocating for:

  • Affordable Housing
    • Use of Public Lands for Housing
    • Public Housing Improvements
    • Black Equity Through Homeownership (BETH)
  • Environmental Justice
  • Public Safety

We’re now working with WIN to

  • ensure our elected officials care about the needs of the underserved,
  • push the city to be more accountable for reducing fossil fuel dependence in buildings,
  • work with the Senior Housing at the Potomac Gardens public housing on Capitol Hill for maintenance attention and for residents’ rights education and power organizing on a federally funded renovation initiative (RAD),
  • improve use of public DC lands, and
  • expand affordable housing opportunities in Ward 3.

More about WIN itself: on Facebook and on the web.

What’s Next

Kickoff Picnic. September 9, 2023 11:30am-1:30pm, Park across from Varick Memorial Zion Church, 255 Anacostia Avenue NE 20019

Door to Door Canvassing at Hill East focusing on affordable housing.  September 16, 2023 10:30am-1pm

St. Marks’ Standing WIN meeting

Mondays 5-5:30pm Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86388843153?pwd=b2pTNnZsK2ZsZ0w3eDlQaVYrUDZ4Zz09

WIN Ward 6 Standing meeting

Every other Thursday Noon-12:30 Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84112673354

We Got Here by Showing Up

St. Mark’s work in WIN is coordinated by Kit Arrington, Edna Boone, Josie Jordan, Betsy Agle, Todd Trafford, and Christoph Berendes.

Many St. Mark’s parishioners have joined the parish WIN email list to stay informed about ways to take action and many have stepped into “boots on the ground” participation and turned out as “butts in seats” – showing up when asked because numbers matter – online and in-person!

Contact win@stmarks.net to join the email list or for more information.

WIN Impact Report 2021/22 –Update on WIN campaigns and success’ made possible by your participation

More on WIN’s 2021 and 2020 accomplishments with and at St. Mark’s.