In this vote recommendation, the ACLU and ACLU of the District of Columbia urge members of the House of Representatives to vote YES on H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, and to vote NO on any motion to recommit that may be offered to undermine it.
ACLU-DC Statement at Public Oversight Roundtable on “Five Years of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Body-Worn Camera Program: Reflections and Next Steps”
The ACLU-DC testified the body-worn camera program has fallen far short of its goal to increase transparency and accountability for police conduct.
ACLU-DC testimony in support of the Detained Youth Access to the Juvenile Services Program Amendment Act of 2019.
ACLU-DC Statement at Public Roundtable on Proposed Resolution 23-357, the “Closed Circuit Television Modernizations Rulemaking Approval Resolution of 2019”
The two proposed changes we are most concerned about lower the standard of supervision for MPD’s monitoring of CCTVs and increase the retention period for CCTV footage.
Bill 23-309 prevents District government employees—including those in safety sensitive roles—from facing adverse employment actions simply because they use medical marijuana.
This proposed amendment will only exacerbate the negative impact to communities of DC’s existing Nuisance Abatement Law, which is problematic in both its scope and enforcement.