Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Some Ward 7 residents oppose early liquor sales

Tune in to We ACT radio, 1480 AM today, May 15, at 11:00 am to hear Ward 7 candidate Ron Moten, community activist Sylvia Brown, Dr. Rose Merchant, and other concerned residents discuss the problems associated with 7:00 am liquor store sales.

A Moten press announcement said this:

Ward 7 Council Candidate denounces DC City Council Human Services Committee for approving liquor stores to sell alcohol at 7am while children are en route to school

The DC City Council Human Services Committee agreed to allow Class A and Class B carryout liquor stores to open at 7am, except on Sundays. It is well known that DC has not been able to enforce laws to keep alcohol and other products like k12, cigarettes, from being sold to children. We ask that the Human Services Committee members reconsider their vote, as the residents of ward7 clearly are against liquor stores being open at 7am while children go to school.

Ronald Moten stated "the children of ward7 and DC will be put in grave danger by allowing stores to sell alcohol at 7am. While I am against the over regulation of small businesses, this is a clear danger to our community and shouldn't be allowed to occur."

DC already has the one of the highest rates of alcohol abuse in the country, but the amount of available treatment is not commensurate to provide needed services or treatment. Listen to Ron Moten, on We ACT radio 1480 AM or weactradio.com or TuneInApp on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 11 AM as they discuss the topic further.

Note: I'm not endorsing, just sharing.

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