A fly on the wall at the D.C. smoking-ban hearing yesterday says things are looking good for defeating the ban. “Actual workers, the people for whom this legislation ostensibly exists, showed up at the hearing begging them not to pass the ban. Only two out of 90 people I saw testify were people from Smoke Free D.C. reading testimony “on behalf of” waitstaff who said smoking bothered them and but they needed the money from their jobs. Neither of them said, however, that they’d tried to find jobs in one of the many smoke-free restaurants in the city and failed.” Better yet, Mayor Williams said he would veto it if it passed Said one of his employees: “If we pass this, the smoke-free environment you’ll be providing will be in the unemployment line.”
Anti-ban activists have a website, here.