No More Taxation without Representation!
DC Vote is working to secure congressional suffrage for District residents
Where in America are there more than half a million disenfranchised voters? Right where many of you are sitting (and likely call home): the District of Columbia. DC Vote, founded in 1998, is working to change that. With bipartisan support from members of the House and Senate (see sidebars), and awareness-raising events (see the exclusive photos from the DC Vote dinner reception at Patricia Bauman's home below), DC Vote is the leading organization in a coalition formed to support the D.C. Voting Rights Act.
In a historic vote cast on May 18 by the House Committee on Government Reform, the D.C. Fair and Equal House Voting Rights Act (H.R. 5388) passed with a 29-4 vote. If passed, this bill would give Washington residents full representation in Congress for the fi rst time. "This mark-up is the crown jewel of the decade for the D.C. voting rights movement," said DC Vote Executive Director Ilir Zherka." We have been inching toward our goal of congressional voting representation for years, and the mark-up of this bill moves us miles closer to the fi nish line."
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