Councilmember Robert White Looks to a 2nd Vote to Include Minorities and Women in the Local Sports Betting Industry

Today, Councilmember Robert White introduced an amendment to the Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018 (Sports Wagering Bill) that would have given minority-, women-, and locally-owned businesses robust opportunities to compete in the emerging sports betting market in the District. The amendment failed with seven Councilmembers voting against it, five voting in favor, and one absent.

November 2018 Newsletter – This Month Has Been a Game Changer

In the past month, I reached nearly 800 residents as I brought my office to you by knocking on doors and holding Meet and Greets in Wards 1, 3, and 6. I had a hearing on my Performing Arts Promotion Amendment Act at the end of October and began November with a hearing on my Local Work Opportunity Tax Credit Amendment A ct and Economic Development Return on Investment legislation. Finally, the Washington City Paper penned an article highlighting my work with returning citizens.

Returning Citizens

JOIN US: For the screening of “Returning Citizens” followed by a roundtable discussion featuring Charles Thornton, Lashonia Thompson, Brittany Floyd, and Eric Weaver. We thank all of our co-hosts for supporting this event. When: Thursday, November 2, 2017 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Where: The R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center Address: 2730 Martin Luther King Jr…

B22-0404 – Criminal Record Accuracy Assurance Act of 2017

Introduction Date Jul 11, 2017   Co-Introduced by Councilmembers McDuffie, Todd, Bonds, Grosso, Nadeau, and T. White   Co-Sponsor(s) Councilmembers Allen and Gray   Bill Summary – As introduced, this bill ensures that sealed or expunged offenses and arrests without convictions are not used against residents applying for jobs or housing.   Click here to view…