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Councilmember Alexander Introduces Bill to Restrict Smokeless Tobacco at Sporting Venues

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.

Councilmember Alexander Supports Measure to Ban Pot Clubs

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.

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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.

National Kidney Month Kickoff at Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church

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.