For Immediate Release
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Contact: Sam Quigley
DC Patriotic Millionaires Slam Mendelson Bill to Overturn Initiative 77: “This is a Betrayal to Voters in the District”
“The people of the District are already deeply disenfranchised on a national level, now it looks like the Council wants to make sure their votes don’t count on local issues either.”
Washington, DC – This afternoon, in response to DC Council Chair Mendelson releasing legislation to repeal the recently-passed Initiative 77, the Patriotic Millionaires of DC released the following statement:
“Chairman Mendleson’s bill to overturn the will of the voters is undemocratic, questionally motivated, and completely unnacceptable. Initiative 77 won with a nearly 11.5% margin of victory, with thousands around the city turning out to give tipped workers a raise. The choice of the voters was clear and unambiguous, yet now the Council wants to overturn their decision on behalf of well-funded restaurant industry front groups and lobbyists.
The people of the District are already deeply disenfranchised on a national level, now it looks like the Council wants to make sure their votes don’t count on local issues either. This bill is a betrayal to voters in the District, plain and simple, and any Councilmember who commits to supporting it should be ashamed of themselves.”
For further comments or questions, please contact Sam Quigley at [email protected].
About the Patriotic Millionaires
Proud “traitors to their class,” members of the Patriotic Millionaires are high-net worth Americans, business leaders, and investors who are united in their concern about the destabilizing concentration of wealth and power in America. The mission of The Patriotic Millionaires organization is to build a more stable, prosperous, and inclusive nation by promoting public policies based on the “first principles” of equal political representation, a guaranteed living wage for all working citizens, and a fair tax system. You can find out more at https://patrioticmillionaires.org/about/
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