“We expect our Council members to represent the people who vote them into office,” says Ari Schwartz, lead organizer at DC Jobs With Justice. “But in this case, the Council sided with billion-dollar corporations rather than listening to cashiers and sales clerks they see every day.”
- City Paper, 11/3/2016
Millennial voters help push D.C. Council to the left, ousting old-school politicians
“The biggest growing demographic in D.C. is college-educated whites, aged 25 to 35,” Ed Lazere, executive director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, said. “Those are Bernie Sanders voters, right? They care about public safety, but they also are very interested in income inequality.”
- Washington Post, 11/1, 2016; photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post
Why the rush on paid family leave in the District Here’s why
The Oct. 31 editorial “Why the rush on paid family leave?” failed to recognize that low-wage workers, who are struggling tremendously to survive in the District, can’t afford to wait for the relief that paid family and medical leave would provide...
- Jaime Contreras (SEIU 32BJ), Letter to the Editor, 11/4 Washington Post