Today Councilmember Yvette M. Alexander (Ward 7) along with Councilmembers Mary Cheh (Ward 3) and Kenyan McDuffie (Ward 5) introduced the Sporting Events Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco Restriction Amendment Act of 2016.
The proposed legislation would prohibit smokeless tobacco, such as chewing tobacco and snuff, at stadiums and arenas designed for organized sporting events.
During today’s additional legislative meeting of the Council, Councilmember Yvette M. Alexander (Ward 7) voted in favor of permanently banning marijuana clubs. The measure, passed by a 7 – 6 vote, prohibits marijuana consumption in private clubs or in venues where the public is invited.
Currently, marijuana is decriminalized under Initiative 71.
Immediately after Walmart’s announcement to close 269 stores globally and pull away from projects at the site of Capital Gateway Marketplace and Skyland Town Center, Councilmember Yvette M. Alexander (Ward 7) was outraged. However, she saw this as an opportunity to court other major retailers to what is considered prime locations in Ward 7.
It was another successful year for Councilmember Alexander’s turkey giveaway as nearly 2,000 Ward 7 residents received a turkey for Thanksgiving. The annual event took place at the Deanwood Recreation Center on Tuesday, November 24. Each year various organizations join Councilmember Alexander and contribute donations of turkeys to be distributed.
Tune into The Daily Drum with host Harold Fisher tonight at 7:00 PM on WHUR (96.3 FM) as Councilmember Yvette M. Alexander will be a guest. Councilmember Alexander will be discussing how Ward 7 is affected by Walmart’s abrupt decision to close 269 stores globally. She will be joined by Councilmember Vincent Orange (At-Large).
Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. However, only one in five American women believes that heart disease is her greatest threat. When symptoms are ignored or untreated, heart disease becomes a silent killer. Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease and stroke.
March is National Kidney Month and Councilmember Yvette M. Alexander is inviting you to join her this Saturday, March 12, at Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church, 3000 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, for free kidney health screenings and an information session on kidney health.
The event is in collaboration with the George Washington University Ron and Joy Paul Kidney Center and the National Kidney Foundation.