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!

VOTE #YESon82!

Vote YES on Initiative 82!

With ballots being mailed to every DC voter, there is no excuse for not being able to cast a ballot this election cycle. Be sure to FLIP YOUR BALLOT OVER and vote YES on Initiative 82 (see above).

Mail-in ballots MUST be postmarked by November 8, 2022 in order for it to be counted. Double check your nearby mailbox pick up time because if you leave it after pick up, it won’t be postmarked until the next day and your vote won’t count.

DC has more ballot drop boxes than some states! You may drop your completed mail-in-ballot in ANY Ballot Drop Box at ANY time beginning Friday, October 14 until 8:00 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Remember to sign the outside of the envelope to ensure your vote will be counted.

If you choose to vote in person, you may cast your ballots AT ANY VOTE CENTER regardless of your residential address. Early Vote Centers are open October 31st to November 6th from 8:30am to 7:00pm. Election Day Vote Centers will be open Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (Election Day), from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Have questions? Give the DC Committee to Build a Better Restaurant Industry a call: 202-733-4640!

?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! fake rolex watches

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!

On Instagram or Twitter? Share the graphic?!

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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