Menu
ABOUT
Constituent Services
Legislation
Newsroom
Press Releases
Newsletters
Contact Us

Newsroom

Stay up to date on the latest news from Councilmember Henderson.

Opinion How D.C. is protecting women’s access to health care

This legislation works in tandem with the Enhancing Reproductive Health Protections Amendment Act of 2022, recently introduced by Council member Christina Henderson (I-At Large), which protects access to self-managed abortion in D.C. It also builds on three bills introduced by Council member Robert C. White Jr. (D-At Large) that require insurance coverage for abortion without cost-sharing and that protect practitioners’ licenses and insurance from attack.
Read More >>

Christina Henderson: DC voters would win with a ranked choice voting system

Last year, I introduced the Voter Ownership, Integrity, Choice, and Equity (VOICE) Amendment Act of 2021 (B24-0372) to bring RCV to our local elections. This legislation would mandate a robust voter education campaign to be carried out by the Board of Elections. The Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety held a hearing on the bill in November 2021, but party politics stalled its advancement. Quite simply, the votes on the DC Council are not there yet, but we can change that if we keep educating, organizing, and building coalitions.
Read More >>

What would ranked choice voting mean for DC politics?

In DC’s 2020 general election, the at-large council seats were won with only 26% and 15% of the vote — incumbent councilmember Robert White and Christina D. Henderson, respectively.
Read More >>

Majority of DC Council doesn’t support Commanders stadium at RFK; Va. tables bill

Ward 6 Council member Charles Allen led the letter, which was also signed by Ward 1’s Brianne K. Nadeau, Ward 3’s Mary Cheh, Ward 4’s Janeese Lewis George, and At-Large members Elissa Silverman, Robert White and Christina Henderson.
Read More >>

ANC approves resolution protecting D.C. abortion care

Commissioners voted to approve a resolution supporting The Human Rights Sanctuary Amendment Act of 2022, which was introduced last week by D.C. Council member Brianne Nadeau, who represents Ward 1, and the Enhancing Reproductive Health Protections Amendment of 2022, sponsored by Council member-at-large Christina Henderson in March. The two bills would protect the right to an abortion for people from outside of D.C., as well as protect them from potential lawsuits or penalties because of their seeking an abortion.
Read More >>

DC leaders, DoorDash celebrate 30,000th grocery delivery for DC residents in need

Project DASH is DoorDash’s initiative to empower food banks, food pantries and social impact organizations to leverage DoorDash's last-mile logistics to carry out their mission. Project DASH has powered over 2 million deliveries of an estimated 35 million meals.
Read More >>

DC lawmakers pass bill that would ban employers from firing workers for marijuana use

The Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022 was first introduced as Prohibition of Marijuana Testing Act of 2021 in February of last year by Councilmembers Trayon White, Charles Allen, Christina Henderson, Kenyan McDuffie, Brianne Nadeau and Robert White.
Read More >>

DC urges parents to vaccinate kids before school starts in the fall

“We want to encourage families not to wait till the last minute,” said Christina Henderson, an at-large member of the D.C. Council. “Go ahead and schedule that now, so that you can get in for an appointment.” She added, “I think anyone who has young children knows that when you call the doctor’s office and they say ‘Oh, we don’t have any appointments until September!’ You have that frustration that builds up.”
Read More >>

For people living in poverty, getting an abortion is hard. It’s about to get harder

In March, At-large Councilmember Christina Henderson also introduced the Enhancing Reproductive Health Protections Amendment Act of 2022, which clarifies that an individual assisting someone in self-managing their medication-induced abortion would not be penalized. The bill was co-introduced with nine other councilmembers.
Read More >>

More money would go to D.C.’s at-risk students under council proposal

Council member Christina Henderson (I-At Large) said the at-risk funding pool has always been “contentious” and said governments often “over-police” money going to communities in need of more investments. But she hailed the way the council’s funding proposal was crafted. “It can be a game changer,” she said.
Read More >>

D.C. Council Member Henderson Sponsors Bill to Aid Food-Insecure Residents

Henderson, an at-large independent lawmaker, introduced the “Give SNAP a Raise Amendment of 2021,” which would increase the program’s minimum monthly to recipients by providing city funds to match their federal benefits under the Low-Cost Food Plan set by the Food and Nutrition Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Additionally, the bill would change the maximum benefit to 15% of the maximum allotment for a recipient’s family, as opposed to the current flat rate of $30.
Read More >>

Officials worry about legal abortion in D.C. if GOP takes Congress

D.C. has continued to try to strengthen protections for people seeking abortion or those assisting them.
Read More >>