OUR WORK

OUR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS TO ADVANCE EQUALITY

Unfortunately, the United States is the only country in the world that disenfranchises the citizens who live in its nation's capitol.   The denial of equal congressional voting rights to the citizens of Washington, DC is a serious human rights violation. It places the United States in violation of numerous international human rights treaties and agreements, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

OUR ADVOCACY AGENDA

The District of Columbia is home to more than 660,000 U.S. citizens who pay federal taxes, serve on juries, fight and die in U.S. wars, and observe all obligations expected of other Americans. What distinguishes the residents, however, is the fact that they are denied the fundamental right to vote in the national legislature where key decisions are made.

OUR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT WORK

Our mission here at DC Vote is fueled by the residents of this great city. Whether we are seeking to change people's hearts and minds about the democratic injustice we live under, or fighting off lawmakers that take advantage of the antiquated constitutional oversight by meddling in our affairs, the truth is... we are powerful when we reach common ground, band together, and lift our voices collectively.

Come out and help spread the DC Equality message at these upcoming commmunity festivals. We can't win this fight without you! 

Legislative Autonomy for DC

DC Vote partnered with Base Builder this summer to raise awareness and funds for our cause. The door-to-door outreach effort gives us a unique and timely opportunity to hear residents' dismay with congressional oversight.

Creating a New State to Achieve Equality

The District of Columbia is home to more than 660,000 U.S. citizens who pay federal taxes, serve on juries, fight and die in U.S. wars, and observe all obligations expected of other Americans. What distinguishes the residents, however, is the fact that they are denied the fundamental right to vote in the national legislature where key decisions are made.

Chronology of the District of Columbia’s Denial of Democracy.

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