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.
DC Voting Rights Coalition Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
2 – 3 PM ET
DC Vote Offices, 1100 H Street, NW Suite M-100 Washington DC 200005
A request for injunction that would require Mayor Vincent Gray and CFO Jeffrey DeWitt to enforce DC's 2013 local budget autonomy law.
A Feb 21, 2014 Symposium organized by the College of William and Mary, sponsored by DC Vote, brought together leading academics and practitioners to re-ignite debate on the feasibility of congressional representation for DC residents, a topic that has largely fallen from view in recent years.