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All* Above All’s Destiny Lopez Responds to Efforts to Repeal Initiative 77

Statement from Destiny Lopez, Co-Director, All* Above All on the DC City Council ‘s introduction of a bill to repeal Initiative 77 – which would raise the wage for tipped workers from $3.89/hr to $15/hr PLUS TIPS by 2025. “The people of DC have spoken, voting for one fair wage for DC workers. Yet Congress […]

D.C. Abortion Coverage Ban is Harmful and Unjust

For the first time in 10 years, anti-abortion Senators included the rider that prohibits D.C. from using local funds to cover abortion in the Medicaid insurance program. This ban creates an often insurmountable barrier to abortion for those struggling to make ends meet.  Below please find a statement from Destiny Lopez, Co-Director, All* Above All. Destiny […]

DC Voters Raise Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2018, 10:00 pm EST Contact: Chrissy Faessen c: 703.828.7769/chrissy@conwaystrategic.com DC Voters Raise Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers Measure will bring economic relief to low-income people in the District, especially women and people of color WASHINGTON – DC residents today voted in favor of Initiative 77, a measure to increase the minimum […]

Abortion Restriction & CSR Payments

As the negotiations on the CSR legislation continue, adding a restriction on abortion coverage similar to the Hyde Amendment has become a sticking point. The current law is harmful for those enrolled in Medicaid, and, despite claims from anti-abortion lawmakers that the restriction would just continue current law, adding this abortion coverage restriction for CSR […]

Trump Medicaid Change Illogical and Harmful

Destiny Lopez, Co-Director of All* Above All, issued the following statement: “Each of us should be able to live, work, and make decisions about our health and our future with dignity and economic security. Think about it, Medicaid work requirements actually make no sense as a policy. You shouldn’t be forced to work when you […]