Dear Resident, Yesterday we experienced what is great about sports: It can unite people and bring us pure, unbridled joy. After recent years of what else sports can bring—the agony of an earlier-than-expected playoff exit—it was so thrilling to celebrate a championship win as a community. Seeing the Stanley Cup sit in......(Read More)
Councilmember Elissa Silverman, Chairperson of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, announces a public roundtable before the Committee on implementation of the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 (L21-264). The law establishes a paid leave system to provide partial wage replacement for District residents in need of leave......(Read More)
The Department of Employment Services (DOES) released the second quarterly report on implementation of the District's paid family leave program, pursuant to reporting requirements in Law 21-264, the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016. The Office of Paid Family Leave will be housed within DOES and oversee planning, developing, and administering......(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.
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