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.

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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.

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