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Expanded Youth Curfew Proposed For DC

06.19.07

In another move to 'fight crime' by decree the Washington, DC City Council will vote today on emergency legislation to expand the summer curfew times from 10pm weekdays (currently 11pm) and 11pm weekends (currently 12am), and raise the restricted age limit from 16 to 17 In another move to 'fight crime' by decree the Washington, DC City Council will vote today on emergency legislation to expand the summer curfew times from 10pm weekdays (currently 11pm) and 11pm weekends (currently 12am), and raise the restricted age limit from 16 to 17.

These expanded hours will not only alienate young people from the very organized events intended to keep them occupied and off the streets in the first place but will put into effect a back-door version of the age restriction on music venues which failed to gain popular, or council, support when proposed earlier this year in an open forum.

We strongly believe that for every restriction put on young people an equal alternative should be offered. Young people are, after all, people and 'out of sight, out of mind' is simply not good enough.

Write to these council members and let them know how you feel:
Chairman Vincent C. Gray:
Council member Carol Schwartz:
Council member David A. Catania:
Council member Phil Mendelson:
Council member Kwame R. Brown:
Council member Jim Graham:
Council member Jack Evans:
Council member Mary M. Cheh:
Council member Muriel Bowser:
Council member Harry Thomas, Jr:
Council member Tommy Wells:
Council member Yvette Alexander:
Council member Marion Barry:



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