DEFEND DEMOCRACY IN DC
Members of Congress are attempting to undermine the democratic rights of the people of the District of Columbia.
Remarkably, several politicians who do not represent District residents are pressing to block a law enacted through a valid vote of DC residents.
October 28, 2014 -DC Vote sent a letter to the three top mayoral candidates urging them to uphold the will of the voters and asking them directly if they are elected Mayor what they plan to do about the ongoing legal dispute involving the District of Columbia's local budget control.
Help spread the DC Equality message! DC Vote is looking for volunteers to go around the District spreading our message to DC residents and visitors alike.
Volunteers will distribute educational materials and collect signatures to support DC voting representation in Congress and full equality for DC’s 646,000 residents. The goal is to educate the public about DC’s disenfranchisement and potential solutions. Preferably, volunteers would also be available for a training session at DC Vote’s offices.
We'll be at the following events:
Rep. Andy Harris recently attached legislation to District’s 2015 spending bill that seeks to block DC’s spending of its own local tax dollars, an undemocratic attack on the District’s local autonomy.
Each year DC Vote recognizes individuals, companies and organizations for their dedication to fulfilling the promise of democracy. These honorees represent the very best of American excellence and, with courage, exercise their liberties to speak out about the injustice of disenfranchisement. Through their actions and words, they defend our freedoms and promote our ideals. These Champions of Democracy understand that being disenfranchised affects all aspects of civic and community life.