Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 10:30 am – DC Superior Court, 500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

The Statute on Challenges Promises an Expedited Hearing.  Where is our expedited hearing!

The Restaurant Association has been at its old tricks in an effort to deny the democratic process.  First they paid politicians to overturn the vote, and now at the 11th hour on the final day of the challenge period they filed a flawed suit with DC Superior Court. It doesn’t matter that the suit is flimsy, but once filed in court it prevents us from getting petitions until it is resolved.  It is their latest attempt to run down the clock.  Remember we have thirty congressional legislative days to circulate and get the required valid signatures on petitions.  This latest obstructionist action is to burn up time because they know what it means to get the referendum on the ballot.  It will say to the DC Council that you ARE accountable to the voters, and it would say to the Restaurant Association that amenities are nice but NOT at the expense of democracy and the vote!

Thank you,

Reverend Graylan Scott Hagler


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