WMATA fare evasion enforcement data shows a stark and undeniable racial disparity. Advocating for an enforcement practice that is clearly discriminatory is unjust, and we cannot forsake justice in the name of “financial challenges.”
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.
My Performing Arts Promotion Amendment Act, My Economic Development Return on Investment Accountability Amendment Act, The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Omnibus Amendment Act, The LGBTQ Health Data Collection Amendment Act
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.
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…
New legislation that the D.C. Council will consider this fall, dubiously named the “Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities Civil Rights Restoration Act,” would change the way the next Leonard entering the system qualifies for care—and is protected—in the District.