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Statement from Destiny Lopez on DC Council’s overturning of Initiative 77

Following a vote by a majority of the DC Council to overturn Initiative 77, Destiny Lopez, co-director, All* Above All issued the following statement: “Tipped workers are mostly women and people of color, and for too long have endured both poverty wages and the abuse of managers and customers alike. Fair wages, decent working conditions, […]

September 30 Marks 42 Years of Restricting Abortion Coverage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dilara Yilmaz, dilara@conwaystrategic.com, 917-783-3973 Washington, D.C. – Sunday marks the 42nd year since the passage of the Hyde Amendment, which since 1976 has banned Medicaid health insurance from covering abortion care. Coverage bans create an often insurmountable barrier to abortion for those across the country already struggling to get affordable health […]

Black Activists Arrested at Kavanaugh Protest to Appear in D.C. Superior Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2018 Contact: Alexa Garcia-Ditta, alexa@conwaystrategic.com, 713-301-6780 Washington, D.C.  – On August 23, police arrested two Black reproductive justice activists who were part of a larger protest at the Senate to urge senators to oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Today the women appeared before the Washington D.C. Superior […]

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 […]