At-Large D.C. Councilmember Elissa Silverman released the statement below in response to an amendment proposed today by Ward 8 Councilmember LaRuby May and Mayor Muriel Bowser. The amendment comes one day before a historic vote to pass a comprehensive paid leave program in the District. “I look forward to passing......(Read More)
The Office of the Budget Director of the Council of the District of Columbia released an Economic and Policy and Impact Statement on the “Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016” that offers the Council an evidence-based resource for weighing a piece of legislation’s policy implications and economic costs and......(Read More)
Paid leave will increase women’s participation in the labor force and reduce the gender wage gap. Currently, women in the District are 9% less likely than men to be in the workforce and women who do work are paid on average $8,474 less per year than their male counterparts. 11......(Read More)
Elissa Silverman is an at-large member of the D.C. Council, focusing her career on making the District and its government accountable, responsive, and accessible to residents through her work as a budget analyst, reporter, and progressive reformer.
Get in touch with Councilmember Silverman's office. Send an email, give us a call, or submit a question or feedback directly through the site. We're looking forward to hearing from you.
Want to know what Councilmember Silverman is working on, and stay up to date on important votes, and what's happening in your city? Sign up & join for Councilmember Silverman's newsletter for the latest news and updates.