On Wednesday, March 16th, 53 organizations came together and demanded that Congress not interfere in DC's local affairs by introducing resolutions of disapproval to overturn our locally passed laws.

RESOURCES FOR LOCAL BUDGET CONTROL

For far too long, District residents have been denied the democratic rights that other citizens of the United States enjoy. These include not just the lack of voting representation in Congress, but also the ability for the District’s leaders to enact a local budget without congressional involvement.  DC Vote and several of our allies and partners have long worked to remedy this injustice.

RESOURCES ON DEMOCRATIC EQUALITY FOR DCEquality Fact Sheet Image

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Residents of the District of Columbia weighed-in on how to shape a more equitable city. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

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.

Letter to Muriel Bowser

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