Cosponsor the DC FAIR Act Sample Letter
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As Congress returns to Washington to finish the work of the American people, I urge you to finish the work of the Civil Rights Movement by passing the DC Voting Rights Act (H.R. 5388). Please cosponsor and work to enact H.R. 5388.
The DC Voting Rights Act, introduced by Representative Tom Davis and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, would provide Washingtonians with a voting member of the House of Representatives for the first time ever.
In a Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution hearing on September 14, 2006, legal scholars and lawmakers expressed unanimous consent that denying DC residents a vote in Congress is a problem that must be corrected. Also, the DC Voting Rights Act passed the House Committee on Government Reform on May 18, 2006, with overwhelming bipartisan support and a vote of 29-4.
Members of Congress are tapping into a strong sentiment throughout the country. A national poll conducted by KRC Research last year showed that 82 percent of Americans believe that DC residents deserve full voting representation in Congress.
DC residents pay federal income taxes, serve on juries and die in wars to defend American democracy but are denied a vote in Congress. As we work to extend democracy around the world, the time has come to bring democracy to the nation's capital.
I urge you to help provide Americans living in Washington, DC, with representation in Congress by cosponsoring and working in December to enact the DC Fair and Equal House Voting Rights Act (DC Voting Rights Act, H.R. 5388).
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