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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, and access to reproductive healthcare, including abortion, all help ensure that women and families can be healthy and live with dignity. We are disappointed in this outcome but will keep working to end the injustice of poverty wages for tipped workers.”