Log Cabin Republicans of DC Urge Mayor Gray to Veto LRAA

WASHINGTON, DC – As the D.C. Council finally sends the “Large Retailer Accountability Act” (LRAA) to Mayor Gray, the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans urges the Mayor to do the right thing for all District residents and the local economy and veto this unfair and discriminatory bill.

“As an organization that supports policies of limited government and free markets, we believe the LRAA not only unfairly targets large job-providers while exempting and grandfathering in the bills’ supporters that meet the same criteria, but it also diminishes the city’s business reputation to attract more outside investment,” said President Chris Allen.  “As our city struggles with a rising unemployment rate and a weak economic recovery, the last thing we need is to abandon the free market principles that determine price and wages through healthy competition, in favor of burdensome and imbalanced government interference.”

“The Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Victor Hoskins, has estimated that the LRAA could cost as many as 3,000 to 4,000 jobs in the District.  The Mayor should continue to support policies that incentivize and attract businesses to the District like he did with Living Social and the DC Tech Incentives Program,” Allen concluded.

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977, with state and local chapters nationwide, which believes in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty.  Log Cabin Republicans educates our party about why inclusion wins and that opposing gay and lesbian equality is inconsistent with the GOP’s core principles of smaller government and personal freedom.  The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports inclusive local Republican candidates, and sponsors monthly social gatherings.

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