VOTE NO Rally
||Friday, December 16, 2011
||Outside the Longworth Office Building
||11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Congress is getting ready to trade DC's rights away to get a budget deal. Let's fight back with a rally on Friday!
Earlier this year when DC's rights were threatened, hundreds showed up to defend DC's democracy. Those rallies resulted in 72 people engaging in civil disobedience and convinced our congressional allies to stand up for DC.
There are reports, however, that the 2012 Omnibus bill includes a rider on DC's budget banning local funding of abortions, in violation of DC's home rule authority.
DC Vote and our coalition partners just sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to "VOTE NO" on any spending bill that interferes in DC's local affairs. We are also calling hundreds of offices tomorrow and organizing an emergency rally on Capitol Hill on Friday.
Can you join us? Let's show Congress that residents of the nation's capital are not going to quietly let them attach DC riders to the 2012 Budget without a fight!
Here are the details for the rally on Capitol Hill:
- Friday, December 16
- 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
- Outside the Longworth Office Building: at the corner of Independence and New Jersey Avenues, SE
Pledge to attend by emailing email@example.com
Please do not come alone. Bring your colleagues, friends, and family.
If you can help before the rally, come to our office on Thursday, December 15 - between 1:00 and 5:00 PM to make calls to Congress and recruit and prepare for Friday's rally. DC Vote is located at 2000 P Street, NW #200 (near Dupont Circle Metro).
If you can't attend but want to help, make a donation.