Reposted on behalf of Respect DC provided by Andrea Rosen We remain disappointed and angry with Mayor Gray and Council Members Alexander, Bonds, Bowser, Catania, Cheh and Wells who made it clear that they are on the side of corporate greed and against the will of their constituents. Despite their inability to stand up to big, outside, […] . . . → Read More: Quietly, the Campaign for Better Wages Continues
Yesterday DC Mayor Vincent Gray caved in to pressure by Big Business and vetoed the Large Retailer Accountability Act. We are not surprised but yet we are very angry and disappointed. Let’s focus our energies on making sure we get the 9th vote we need to override the Mayor’s spineless veto. The final step for the […] . . . → Read More: LRAA Final Call to Action!
By now we’ve told you how the bill made its way through Council, the heavy-duty organizing and coalition-building that’s taken place over the summer, and even how you can get involved — no matter how you feel about the bill. We’ve heard strong opinions for and against the bill in Council, hints from the Mayor on […] . . . → Read More: Living Wage Bill Mixtape
Cross-posted from DC Independent Media Center Written by Luke On the 7th of August, Mayor Gray and city officials joined with the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Commemorative Committee for a press conference to announce the upcoming events of August 24. The main event is at the Lincoln Memorial in the morning. One of the organizers […] . . . → Read More: MLK 50th Anniversary Events Press Conference: The Mayor, Wal-Mart, Voter ID, and the Zimmerman Verdict
Last week, the District’s most vulnerable residents organized to win two major victories in the City Council: the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA), which would require big box stores to pay their employees a living wage, and which effectively prevented the expansion of six Walmart stores within the District; and the Driver Safety Amendment Act […] . . . → Read More: That’s How You Win Campaigns: What DC’s Progressive Community Did Right In the Final Legislative Session of 2013