On November 8, 2022, DC Voters passed the "District of Columbia Tip Credit Elimination Act of 2021" aka Initiative 82, by a very large margin. Starting in the Spring of 2023, DC's subminimum tipped wage (currently $5.35 per hour) will graudally increase a few dollars each year and by 2027 Initiative 82 will ensure all tipped workers receive DC's full minimum wage of at least $16.10 plus tips on top!

Donate By Mail

With the successful passage of Initiative 82, the campaign has shut down and is not accepting donations.

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the DC Committee to Build a Better Restaurant Industry.  Changing laws in the District of Columbia is not cheap. That’s why we need your financial help. The sub-minimum wage in DC for tipped workers is $5.05 and the regular minimum wage for everyone else is $15.20. We want there to be one minimum wage to allow tipped workers to keep ALL of their tips! There are no limits on the amount individuals can contribute to ballot initiatives, so please make a generous contribution today!

There are two ways to contribute: online through ActBlue and by mail. The best way to send a corporate or organization-based donation is by mailing a business check to our Treasurer’s office.

In order to contribute by mail, you will need to write a check made out to:

DC Committee to Build a Better Restaurant Industry

And have it mailed to:

DC Committee to Build a Better Restaurant Industry
ATTN: Adam Eidinger
2448 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

IMPORTANT! You must follow the Contribution Rules outlined below. Failure to follow these rules will result in your check being mailed back to you.


    1. You are a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident (i.e., green card holder).
    2. Your contribution is made from your own funds, and funds are not being provided to you by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution.
    3. You are at least eighteen years old.
    4. You not a federal contractor.
    5. You must include your Full Name, Address, Occupation, Employer, and Employer’s Address along with the check

If you have any questions, please email Treasurer@BetterRestaurantsDC.org or call us at 202-733-4640 and ask to speak with the Treasurer.

If you would rather contribute by credit or debit card, please use our ActBlue payment option.

Donations to the DC Committee to Build a Better Restaurant Industry may be made by check but are not tax deductible.