International Leaders Pass Resolution to Bring Equal Voting Rights to Washington, DC
United States Congress Urged to Honor Human Rights Commitments for Residents of Nation's Capital
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July 5, 2005
With overwhelming support, the Third Committee of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly passed a resolution that calls on the United States Congress to grant the residents of Washington, DC, equal voting rights in Congress in accordance with its OSCE human rights commitments. The United States is the only country in the OSCE where residents of the nation's capital are denied full representation in the national legislature.
During a morning meeting of the OSCE General Assembly on Tuesday, July 5, 2005, the Third Committee resolution is expected to pass in that body too. The General Assembly meeting marks the end of the five-day OSCE Parliamentary Assembly conference, the first ever held in the United States.
The following individuals and groups involved in the work to assure passage of the resolution are expected to be available for comment on what the resolution means for the DC voting rights movement:
DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton
Tim Cooper, Worldrights executive director
Stand Up! for Democracy in DC Coalition
DC Democratic State Committee
DC Democracy Fund
DC for Democracy
DC Statehood/Green Party
Other DC Pro-Democracy Groups
Tuesday, July 5, 2005, 1:00 PM
Western Side of Freedom Plaza, Between 13th and 14th Streets at Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Kevin Kiger, DC Vote, 202.487.7470 mobile, email@example.com
For more details on the event, visit DC Vote's Equal Voting Rights for DC Rally event page.