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First man convicted under DC revenge porn law

Tuesday, 09 May, 2017
D.C. Council member Mary Cheh said on Wednesday, “They really want to injure somebody and this really does injure them." Up until the councilwoman proposed the bill, Cheh says there was really no recourse. ... more >

D.C. Council poised to block Bowser’s backyard chicken ban

Friday, 05 May, 2017
“It’s just so absurd that it almost makes your jaw drop,” said Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3), expressing astonishment that large sections of Bowser’s 2018 Budget Support Act were devoted to what she considered quixotic animal regulations.... more >

Man Convicted Under D.C.’s Revenge Porn Law For The First Time

Wednesday, 19 April, 2017
Under D.C.'s image exploitation law, which was introduced by Ward 3's Mary Cheh...the publication of a sexual image of another person without their permission was formally criminalized in 2014.... more >

More LED streetlights to brighten DC, but some are wary

Tuesday, 18 April, 2017
The benefits of the LEDs include energy savings and better lighting in areas where police or neighbors hope to deter crime. “The problem is, we’re discovering that certain kinds of LED lighting have their own negatives,” Cheh said.... more >

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May 24

Councilmember Cheh Unveils FY18 Joke Budget Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a memorandum circulated today, Councilmember Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3), Chair of the Committee on Transportation and the Environment, released her top Fiscal Year 2018 budget recommendations to her colleagues. ... more >
May 11

Mayor Bowser attempts to game Council budgetary process

“The public is ill-served by the mayor’s political gamesmanship which lacks transparency and is contrary to the system of checks and balances. ... more >
May 9

Councilmember Cheh to kick-off the 2017 Pool Readiness Tour

“These tours are aimed at providing residents some assurance that their neighborhood pools and aquatic facility will be in good working order for the summer months. It is my hope that with these tours we can prevent any unnecessary closures or delayed openings due to broken equipment or lack of proper maintenance,” said Councilmember Cheh... more >
Jan 17

*Media Advisory* Letter to MPD re Muslim Liaison Unit

Councilmember Cheh calls on MPD to establish a Muslim Liaison Unit to better serve and protect Muslim residents
Jan 10

Cheh’s bill to eliminate the statute of limitations on felony sex crimes

Two similar bills were introduced by Cheh in 2013 and 2015 but never received a hearing “It is extremely important that the District eliminate the statute of limitations on felony sex crimes –especially as it concerns the rape and sexual abuse of minors. Child victims are often persuaded or threatened to believe that reporting the crime will have dire consequences. Furthermore, research indicates it can take victims years to come to terms with the abuse they have suffered. Victims often feel guilt, shame, and self-blame due to the stigma surrounding these crimes. Given these realities, perpetrators of these egregious crimes should be held accountable for their actions without an expiration date... more >

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