DC Vote Travels to Philadelphia to Meet with State Elected Officials
Group to Discuss Voting Rights with Hundreds at National Conference of State Legislatures
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July 21, 2009
Washington, DC - DC Vote will discuss voting rights and democracy with hundreds of elected officials today at the National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit in Philadelphia.
"This is the second year we've traveled to the NCSL summit to meet with elected officials," said Eugene D. Kinlow, DC Vote Public Affairs Director. "It's an excellent opportunity for us to talk to constituents of the states who, unlike DC residents, have voting representation in Congress."
"It's definitely a bonus that many of the people we'll be talking to are in positions of power," he added. "They have the ear of their representatives and senators and can help us send a powerful message to them to support DC voting rights."
DC Vote staff will distribute literature about the DC Voting Rights Act (H.R.157/S.160) and discuss DC voting rights with conference attendees. The organization is still working to pass the DC Voting Rights Act and will urge attendees to contact their members of Congress to pass the bill.
"We're so close to a big victory for the movement," he added, noting that the DC Voting Rights Act has already passed the Senate. "The support of these elected officials could be just the push we need to see the bill through to final passage in this Congress."
The Legislative Summit will conclude on Thursday, July 23.