D.C. Businesses Speak Out Against Discrimination

Imagine this: your boss finds out you've had an abortion and he fires you. Sounds crazy, right? Well, that could be the reality for women working in Washington, DC.

For the first time in 23 years, anti-choice members of Congress, led by Ted Cruz, are trying to overturn two non-discrimination laws passed by the D.C. City Council. One prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on their reproductive-health decisions and the other prohibits discrimination against LGBT students.

Business owners across the city are speaking out. More than 100 have signed a letter to Congress, and they're putting signs in their windows to show that they're against discrimination.

Sign our petition: Stand up for D.C. women and families!

Please patronize these businesses that are standing against discrimination


1905 Bistro & Bar
1905 9th Street

Angelico Pizzeria
3205 Mt. Pleasant St. NW

Artisan Lamp
3331 Connecticut Ave. NW

Be Here Now Yoga DC
411 8th Street SE

Bean and Bite
1152 15th Street NW

315 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Beuchert’s Saloon
623 Pennsylvania Avenue SE

Bodysmith Gym + Studio
1630 14th Street NW

Boundary Road
414 H Street NE

Bucks's Fishing & Camping
5031 Connecticut Ave. NW

Bulldog Finance Group
1250 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200

Busboys and Poets

City Bikes, Inc.
2501 Champlain Street NW

Comet Ping Pong
5037 Connecticut Ave. NW

Control Point Group, LLC
458 New Jersey Avenue SE

Cork Market & Tasting Room
1805 15th Street NW

Cork Wine Bar
1720 14th Street NW

Crios Modern Mexican
2120 P St. NW

Dangerously Delicious

DC Thai Restaurant
1018 Vermont Avenue NW

Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant
1114-1118 U Street NW

2121 14th St. NW

El Camino
108 Rhode Island Avenue NW

El West
3167 Mt. Pleasant St. NW

Emily Goodstein Photography

Ethiopic Restaurant
401 H Street NE

1541 14th Street NW

Fantom Comics
2010 P Street NW

FitzGibbon Media
1915 I Street NW

Frager’s Hardware
1323 E Street SE

Garden District
2004 17th Street NW

Grassroots Gourmet
104 Rhode Island Avenue

Guerilla Vending
1276 Raum Street, #3

655 Michigan Avenue NE

Hikari Sushi and Sake Bar
644 H Street NE

Hill’s Kitchen
713 D Street SE

Himalayan Heritage Bar
2305 18th St. NW

Home Rule
1807 14th Street NW

715 8th St. SE

Howl to the Chief
733 8th Street SE

Hunan Dynasty
215 Pennsylvania Avenue SE

Idle Time Books
2467 18th St. NW

Impala Cantina
1358 H Street NE

Jumbo Pizza
1344 U Street NW

Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar
402 H Street NE

La Mano Coffee Bar
304 Carroll Street NW

Lal Legal
1629 K St. NW Suite 300

Laliguras Indian and Nepali Bistro
4221-B Connecticut Ave.

Le Grenier
502 H Street NE

Lem Design
1843 14th Street NW

Little Acre Flowers
2004 17th Street NW

Lost Society
2001 14th Street NW

Lucky Bar
1221 Connecticut Avenue NW

Macintyre’s Pub
2621 Connecticut Avenue NW

Maddy’s Bar and Grille
1726 Connecticut Avenue NW

Maddy’s Tap Room
1100 13th STreet NW

1351 H Street NE

Manny and Olga’s Pizza
1841 14th Street NW

Marx Cafe
3203 Mt. Pleasant St. NW

Me & My Supermarket
1111 H Street NE

Mike Lux Media
1250 Eye Street NW

Miss Pixie’s Furnishings
1626 14 Street NW

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market
1810  Park Road NW

Mr. Henry’s Restaurant
601 Pennsylvania Avenue SE

Mystic Shop
609 Pennsylvania Avenue SE

Oasis Hair Salon Unisex
1322 Park Rd. NW

Ochstein Strategies

Panas Gourmet Empanadas
2029 P Street NW

Pizza Boli’s
417 8th Street SE

Po Boy Jim
709 H Street NE


Pound the Hill
621 Pennsylvania Avenue SE

Practice Makes Progress

Purple Patch Restaurant
3155 Mt. Pleasant St. NW

QnQ Cleaners
1352 Park Rd NW

Rinconcito Cafe II
1326 Park Rd. NW

Rock and Roll Hotel
1353 H Street NE

Scion Restaurant
2100 P St. NW

Sol Mexican Grill
1251 H Street NE

Soldarity Strategies
1090 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 300

Steak n Egg
4700 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Takoma Wellness Center
6925 Blair Road NW

Tenley Gastropub
4611 41st St. NW

The C.A.T. WALK Boutique
1000 H Street NE

The Campaign Workshop
1660 L Street NW, Suite 506

The Chic Shack
1307 H Street NE

The English Teacher Collective, LLC

The New Media Firm
1730 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Suite 213

The Pug

The Pursuit Wine Bar
1421 H Street NE

The Saloon
1205 U Street NW

Timothy Paul Home
1529B 14th Street NW

Tony’s Breakfast
1387 H Street NE

Trohv DC, LLC
304 Carroll Street NW

Union Kitchen Grocery
538 3rd St. NE

Urban Essentials
1401 14th Street NW

1212 H Street NE

843 Upshur St. NW

Winning Connections
317 Pennsylvania Avenue SE

Woodley Cafe
2619 Connecticut Avenue NW