All DC Residents Invited to Join the City Council’s Online Legislative Hearing
Watch Live & Submit Your Questions on Plans to Increase Workers’ Compensation Rights,Wage Equality, and Access to Reproductive Healthcare
The DC Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety will hold a public hearing 11am TODAY, June 23, 2014, on three key pieces of legislation concerning workers’ compensation, wage discrimination, and reproductive healthcare in the District. But, in a new initiative, citizens can also watch from home and be heard directly by the council on these issues, just as they would if present at the hearing, from now until July 8.
The bills, B20-0345, Workers’ Compensation Statute of Limitations Amendment Act of 2013; B20-0757, the Wage Transparency Amendment Act of 2014; and B20-0790, the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014, are hosted on the MadisonDC collaborative platform, which allows citizens to weigh in directly on policy documents during the drafting process. The platform has already been used by Councilmember David Grosso to solicit feedback on a number of bills.
“I’m excited to work with The OpenGov Foundation to provide an innovative, transparent way for DC residents to get involved with their government. Many people don’t have the ability to take off work in order to testify about proposed legislation in the District. Madison DC will ensure that all residents have an equal opportunity to play a role in how Council’s legislative process,” said Wells.
Check out this quick video to learn more about MadisonDC, and visit the site at http://dc.mymadison.io. Visit the Workers’ Compensation Statute of Limitations Amendment Act of 2013, theWage Transparency Amendment Act of 2014 and the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014 on Madison DC and submit your questions or comments before, during and after the gavel drops!
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Currently in beta, Madison 2.0 is open source software that can be used to open any government data production process on the Web – from regulations to rule-making, legislation to letter-writing. Bottom line: Madison is custom-built to connect the decision-makers in our democracy to the people they serve. Click here if you want Madison and The OpenGov Foundation to help you get better results from your local, state or federal government.
June 20, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kouri Marshall