Posted by Elissa Silverman on February 12, 2017 at 10:13 AM
Congress is voting TOMORROW evening on a bill to prevent D.C. from implementing Death With Dignity, legislation passed by an overwhelming majority of the D.C. Council last fall and signed into law by Mayor Bowser. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, will hold a markup of the disapproval resolution Monday evening to repeal this District law—and this isn’t the first time it’s happened. Women’s reproductive health rights, the District’s common-sense gun laws, and voter-passed marijuana initiatives have also been challenged.
As you may have read in my newsletter last week, this is the first of what looks to be many more attempts by this Congress to undermine the District’s authority and the rights of our residents.
It’s now more important than ever to rally! My colleagues and I are doing all we can to protect our city’s well-being, but we need your help!
Here are four immediate things you can do to tell Congress to do their job and leave D.C. alone: