Washington City Paper just endorsed our candidates for At-large City Council! Click here to pledge your vote for both Elissa Silverman and Graylan Hagler for At-large City Council.
Here’s what City Paper had to say:
“Silverman has demonstrated an insider’s knowledge of how the city’s budget works, or doesn’t work, especially when it comes to issues of poverty and affordable housing… she’s also shown she can get things done: The D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute, where she worked after leaving the Washington Post, helped build the coalition that got the city’s minimum wage raised and expanded paid sick leave for all workers.”
“He led the push for a higher minimum wage and for an earlier bill, eventually vetoed by Mayor Vince Gray, that would have mandated a living wage at Walmart and other big-box retail stores… He’s worked for years for affordable housing, against the death penalty (which D.C. voters overwhelmingly reject, much to the chagrin of Congress), and for environmental justice. Hagler would be blunt about the government’s need to do more for the poor, and he’s eloquent enough that few could ignore him.”
Remember, you don’t have to choose one or the other. In the race for At-large City Council, you get 2 votes. Washington City Paper suggests voting for both Graylan and Elissa — and we couldn’t agree more.