Tag: DC Council

Say no to cashless policies

Say no to cashless policies

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02/14/2020

In the District, restaurants and businesses alike are following an increasing nationwide cashlessness trend, a move that has been met with backlash. At Georgetown, The Corp made the switch in 2018, with all seven campus locations exclusively accepting cashless payment in the form of a GOCard, credit card, or debit card. But some cities are…

Get Lost, Jack Evans

Get Lost, Jack Evans

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02/14/2020

For 10 glorious days in January, Ward 2 and D.C. were rid of Jack Evans. Now, Evans is running for his old seat, and a split field of Democrats threatens to reelect him. It is up to them and the voters to send Evans packing. Georgetown’s former member of the D.C. Council had been investigated…

D.C. Must Renew Disability Assistance Contract

D.C. Must Renew Disability Assistance Contract

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08/30/2019

The Department of Disability Services (DDS) announced on May 31 that it would terminate its contract with Georgetown University at the end of August. Georgetown runs the District of Columbia DDA Health Initiative for DDS—a program that provides medical specialists to D.C. residents with disabilities.  Terminating this contract directly contradicts DDS’s stated mission to “provide…

D.C. Should Decriminalize Sex Work 

D.C. Should Decriminalize Sex Work 

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07/08/2019

Early this June, D.C. councilmembers Robert White, Anita Bonds, and Brianne Nadeau introduced a bill that would decriminalize sex work in the District. The Community and Safety Health Amendment Act of 2019 is designed to remove certain criminal penalties for engaging in sex work in order to promote public health and safety. However, despite not…

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