Statement: Councilmember Robert White Introduces Three Bills to Expand Abortion Access

As the U.S. Supreme Court finalizes its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which will likely overturn the legal right to abortion, the question is whether state and local governments will respond by increasing access to healthcare and civil liberties, or further restrict them. In the District, my fellow Councilmembers and I are determined […]

Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Amendment Act of 2022

Today, I introduced and the Council passed a resolution commemorating March as Women’s History Month and acknowledging the accomplishments of women in the District of Columbia. In the District, 52.6% of residents identify as women. Our city is home to a rich and exciting history filled with the exceptional contributions of women across a variety […]

Marion Barry Day: A Celebration of DC’s Transformative Leader

“In Washington, DC, over my sixteen years as Mayor, as well as after my sixteen years, over 100,000 young people got jobs, and we put thousands of families in new housing. We put it in the budget and made it a priority for these youth and their families. We wanted to make sure we had […]