🍕Dough Raiser 2: The Rising 🍕 (10/26)

Join us on October 26 for Dough Raiser 2: The Rising
Please join us next month for our second fundraiser,
Dough Raiser 2: The Rising.”

Our first Dough Raiser was such a resounding success. Thank you to everyone who showed up and turned out!

Our next fundraiser will be Halloween-themed 🎃. Initiative 82 Proposer, Ryan O’Leary, will be making spooky drinks and the campaign’s treasurer, Adam Eidinger, will be making his terrifyingly delicious pizzas. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume — there will be prizes for best dressed!

WHEN: October 26, 5pm – 8pm
WHERE: 2448 Massachusetts Ave. NW

We raised nearly $1,700 at our previous Dough Raiser and we hope to raise at least $3,000 to help get us over the finish line. We know the opposition will be miseducating their staff and misleading voters. We need to make sure we have the resources to combat their deep-pocketed misinformation campaign.

Can’t make it? You can still donate what you can!

If you’re on Facebook, invite your friends to join you!

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The sooner you purchase your tickets, the sooner we can use your contribution to help educate voters, so don’t delay!

Join us for our Poster Parties!

Join us for one of our poster parties!

It’s time to put up Initiative 82 posters around DC!

We are hosting a series of Poster Parties where you can come by the campaign office, meet other volunteers, pick up posters, and hang them around your neighborhood!

Our 1st Poster Party is scheduled for Thursday, September 14 from 5pm to 7pm
Our 2nd Poster Party is scheduled for Monday, September 19 from 6pm to 8pm
Our 3rd Poster Party is scheduled for Saturday, September 24 from 1pm to 4pm

We are meeting at the campaign HQ (2448 Massachusetts Ave. NW) and then fanning out to all 8 wards to put up the campaign posters. Parking on Massachusetts Ave. is a bit difficult right now due to construction, so we suggest parking on 25th or California and walking over. Please bring your own stapler and clear packing tape! Questions? Give us a call at 202-733-4640.

Help spread the word by inviting your friends on Facebook!

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Join us for a “Dough Raiser for Initiative 82” 5-8pm, Thursday, July 28

Join us for a Dough Raiser for Initiative 82!

You are invited to our Dough Raiser for Initiative 82! From 5pm to 8pm on Thursday, July 28, Initiative 82 Proposer Ryan O’Leary is going to make drinks, while the campaign’s treasurer, Adam Eidinger, will make delicious pizzas. We’re calling it a Dough Raiser because we hope to raise some big dough to help pay our legal bills and purchase new signs to put up around DC. Yeasty puns aside, the opposition’s lawsuit is a serious matter and they are forcing us to spend more money on legal bills instead of educating voters on why the tip credit needs to be eliminated.

While we have advance tickets available, we urge everyone to donate as much as they feel comfortable contributing. If you are on Facebook, please do us a favor and invite 10 of your friends! SEE YOU THERE!

DC Policy Briefing & Reception (10/26)

Join us on Tuesday, 10/26, at 4pm at the Top of the Hill Conference Center on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, for a very timely policy briefing and reception on raising wages and ending subminimum pay in America, with Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) and One Fair Wage, and professor at UC Berkeley, Tom Periello, President of Soros Foundation USA Programs, restaurant workers and employers, and national labor leaders.

The event is being held on the occasion of the launch of Saru’s new book, One Fair Wage: Ending Subminimum Pay in America, (New Press, 2021), which uplifts the stories and voices of subminimum wages workers across many sectors – including tipped restaurant, nail salon, parking attendant and airport wheelchair attendant workers, gig workers, workers with disabilities, incarcerated workers, and youth workers.

In the restaurant industry, the largest employer of subminimum wage workers, pandemic-impacted service workers have cited subminimum wages as the reason they are leaving the industry in the millions – leaving restaurants massively understaffed. A September 2021 New York Times piece featured One Fair Wage’s new research documenting thousands of restaurants now voluntarily raising wages in all 50 states, based on this moment of incredible worker leverage. Many of these employers are joining forces with workers to call on Congress to create a level playing field by raising wages economy-wide.

We look forward to engaging in conversation with workers, employers, investors, labor leaders, and policymakers together to discuss how subminimum wages are a source of inequity for workers and liability for employers and investors, and how setting one fair minimum wage for all workers across the nation will help alleviate poverty, sustainably grow the economy, and advance gender, racial, disability, and economic justice.

Click here to register to attend (FREE!)

DCBOE Public Hearing Zoom Link & Agenda (8/26/21)

Below is the Zoom Link & text of the DCBOE Public Notice for the Regular Board Meeting:

The District of Columbia Board of Elections announces that the next Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. In light of the continuing public health crisis, the Board will meet remotely. Members of the public can access the meeting by using the following information:

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The Agenda for the meeting is as follows:
1) Call to Order

2) Ascertainment of Quorum

3) Adoption of Agenda/Approval of Minutes
Regular Board Meeting – Wednesday, July 7, 2021
(Transcripts are available for review in the Office of the General Counsel)

4) Board Matters

5) General Counsel’s Report – Terri D. Stroud

A. Rulemaking
1. Emergency and Proposed Rulemaking

a. Amend Chapter 6 to reconcile it with the Initiative and Referendum Process Improvement Amendment Act of 2020, which provides that a write-in candidate must declare their candidacy no later than 4:45 p.m. on the third (3rd) day immediately following a primary election, and no later than the seventh (7th) day following a general or special election

b. Amend Chapter 7 to reconcile it with the Primary Date Alteration Amendment Act of 2019, which mandates that an election’s early voting may last for no more than 12 days

c. Amend Chapter 10 to outline the rules that shall apply to the counting of words in a proposer’s statement in a Recall Notice and the elected official’s response thereto

B. Proper Subject Matter Determination Hearing for the “Elizabeth Davis Education Equity (EDEE) Pathway Policy Act of 2022” Initiative (continued)

C. Adoption of Petition to Recall Sydelle Moore, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for Single Member District 5D05

D. Adoption of Petition to Recall Holly Muhammad, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for Single Member District 8A01

E. Proper Subject Matter Determination Hearing for the “DC Full Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers Amendment Act of 2022”

F. Public Hearing, “Marina Streznewski v. D.C. Office of Campaign Finance”

G. Public Hearing, “Tanika Washington v. D.C. Office of Campaign Finance”

H. Litigation Status
1. Jason Christopher Long v. D.C. Board of Elections

Campaign Finance Report – Cecily Collier-Montgomery

Executive Director’s Report – Monica Holman Evans
A. General Matters

8) Public Matters

9) Adjournment

You can download a PDF of this Public Notice here

Attend the Subject Matter Hearing at the DC Board of Elections (8/26/21)

Please make plans to attend or testify!

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The Board of Elections shall consider in a public hearing whether the proposed measure, the “DC Full Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers Amendment Act of 2022,” is a proper subject matter for initiative at the Board’s regular meeting on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 10:30 a.m., at 1015 Half Street SE, Suite 750, Washington DC 20003.

In making a subject matter determination, the Board does not consider the merits of a proposed measure. Instead, it may consider only whether the proposed measure meets the subject matter requirements set forth in District of Columbia law. Specifically, the Board must reject the proposed measure if it determines that:

  • The measure conflicts with or seeks to amend the Title IV of the DC Home Rule Act (“the District Charter”);
  • The measure conflicts with the U.S. Constitution;
  • The measure has not been properly filed;
  • The verified statement of contributions (the measure committee’s statement of organization and report of receipts and expenditures) was not timely filed;
  • The measure would authorize discrimination in violation of the DC Human Rights Act;
  • The measure would negate or limit a budgetary act of the DC Council; or
  • The measure would appropriate funds

Those who wish to testify at the hearing on the propriety of the proposed measure in light of the above-referenced criteria should contact the Board’s Office of the General Counsel at 202-727-2194 or ogc@dcboe.org and provide their name, address, telephone number, and name of the organization represented (if any) by no later than Friday, July 30, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.. Any written testimony or memoranda should be submitted for the record to the Board’s Office of the General Counsel, 1015 Half Street SE, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20003 or at ogc@dcboe.org by that date and time as well. Individuals shall be permitted a maximum of three minutes for oral presentations. Representatives of organizations shall be permitted a maximum of five minutes for oral presentations.

Click here to download the Public Notice