Listed below are the organizations that have formally endorsed us. As we receive additional endorsements we will update this section.
The Downtown DC BID and the Georgetown DC cannot provide formal endorsements/ However, they both support public restroom access for all members of the Downtown DC community to support a higher quality life for our residents, workers and guest
As of May 15, 2017 we have endorsements from the following organizations:
— ANC2A (Foggy Bottom)
— ANC2B (Dupont Circle)
— DC Fiscal Policy Institute (DCFPI)
— Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
— Fair Budget Coalition
— DC Statehood Green Party
— Potomac Communications Group
— Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets
— Dupont Circle Citizen’s Association
— Foundry United Methodist Church
— Friends Meeting of Washington DC
— Miriams Kitchen
— Pathways to Housing
— Collective Action for Safe Spaces
— Coalition of Non-profit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED)
FAIR BUDGET COALITION
The DC Fair Budget Coalition is proud to endorse the People for Fairness Coalition’s Downtown DC Public Restroom Initiative. FBC strongly supports the great work of PFFC, particularly in organizing people experiencing housing instability and homelessness to advocate for themselves and their peers.
Every human being should have a dignified place to relieve themselves. People experiencing homelessness have to deal with many obstacles to manage their basic human functions and often face discrimination and abuse when trying to find a facility to use. They also may have unnecessary encounters with law enforcement or expose themselves to dangerous situations when trying to take care of their bodies. For women experiencing homelessness, access to sanitary napkins and tampons are already limited, and they need a place to safely deal with their monthly menstrual cycles. A downtown public restroom is a common sense and inexpensive way to give people a place to relieve themselves in safety and in dignity.
POTOMAC COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
As a business that has operated at numerous locations throughout downtown D.C. for more than 35 years, Potomac Communications Group wholeheartedly endorses the goals of the People for Fairness Coalition’s Downtown DC Public Restroom Initiative.
We agree that access to public restrooms is a human right and that denying access is not only a denial of one’s rights but also an affront to human dignity. Those who live in and visit our nation’s capital, and in particular families with young children, pregnant women, the elderly, those in need of permanent housing and others who are in any way “restroom challenged,” deserve access to clean, publicly available toilet facilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The initiative’s goals will also help the city’s business community by making our streets and sidewalks cleaner and safer.
We believe that as one of the country’s foremost tourist destinations, Washington, D.C. should set an example for the rest of the city and indeed the rest of the world in this regard.
The Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development (CNHED) supports the People for Fairness Coalition’s Downtown Restroom Initiative. Public restrooms are a benefit for everyone — residents, shoppers, international and domestic visitors, and the less fortunate, including people who are challenged to find access to safe and sanitary restroom facilities.
The People for Fairness Coalition (PFC) has been a true leader in advocating for a variety of issues important to DC residents for the past 9 years. Miriam’s Kitchen is proud to support their Downtown DC Public Restroom Initiative, which calls for clean, safe, and accessible public restrooms in our nation’s capital. This initiative addresses an issue of great concern to many Miriam’s Kitchen guests – not to mention many members of our community at large. We are happy to support PFC and their leadership in this work.