In a primary season seen as a bellwether for the Democratic Party, all labor-endorsed DC candidates won their re-election campaigns by thousands of votes. The heavily contested Initiative 77 also passed by a significant margin, mandating that tipped workers in the District earn the minimum wage of $15 per hour by 2025. “Even though [the initiative] passed there still may be challenges put forth by the District of Columbia City Council and others,” reports Metro Washington Council Political Director David Dzidzienyo. “Voters saw through the misguided misinformation campaign from big business,” said Restaurant Opportunities Center DC Director Diana Ramirez (right), who helped lead the charge for Initiative 77. “This was definitely a David and Goliath campaign.” Stay tuned for more updates.
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