For Immediate Release: June 13, 2018
Contact: Rita D. Lewis, Communications Director; email@example.com, 202-256-7154
Councilmember Robert White’s Statement on Initiative 77
Washington, DC – I am voting No on Initiative 77 next Tuesday. After many meetings with tipped workers, advocates, and restaurant owners, and feedback from hundreds of people that I engaged through social media , I found that the overwhelming majority of tipped workers say they oppose Initiative 77. They believe their take-home pay is likely to decrease if Initiative 77 becomes law. I believe I have to support the view of the majority of workers because they will be impacted the most.
Regardless of your initial thoughts on Initiative 77, I encourage you to take the time to get educated on this important ballot measure before you go to the polls on Tuesday, June 19. And for all who took the time to share your perspectives with me, thank you.
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