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DC Republican Party Urges to Vote NO on Initiative 82


DC Republican Party Urges Voters to Vote NO on Initiative 82

Washington, DC – (November 7, 2022) 

On the eve of the Tuesday, November 8, general election in the District of Columbia, the DC Republican Party urges District voters to vote NO on Initiative 82, the so-called Increase Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees Measure. 

Patrick Mara, Chairman of the DC Republican Party, noted, “As a former part-time DC restaurant server, I concur with a majority of restaurant workers and small business owners alike that Initiative 82 is very bad for District residents. Initiative 82 is literally being funded by a soap conglomerate in California and is yet another example of outside special interests using the District of Columbia as their progressive laboratory. A vote NO on Initiative 82 is a vote for District workers and small businesses. We urge you to vote NO on 82.”

He added, “Unfortunately, the District of Columbia is among the easiest jurisdictions in the nation to approve just about any ballot initiative. We hope DC voters, for the sake of DC small business and workers alike, vote NO on Initiative 82. Following mandated shutdowns and increased regulation on restaurants, Initiative 82 will simply mean a further reduction in the places we like to eat and fewer opportunities for employment and good wages for one of the few industries that primarily employs District residents. Please vote NO on Initiative 82.”

For further information, please contact Nicole M. McClure, Executive Director of the DC Republican Committee, at

The DC Republican Committee is composed of registered Republicans living throughout the District of Columbia in all eight wards nominated and elected to serve as members.


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