DC Women's Protest and DC 41 Court Appearance This Week
For more information contact: James Jones, Communications Director
202.462.6000 x12 office / 202.557.4864 mobile / firstname.lastname@example.org
May 2, 2011
This week DC continues its protest of federal interference in Home Rule as the House brings H.R. 3, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion
Act" to the floor.
Wednesday May 4 DC's women will lead a protest and Thursday May 5, 25 people arrested last month will be arraigned in DC Superior Court. Please see details for both dates below.
DC Vote Executive Director Ilir Zherka is available for comment this week on how protests and arrests are part of the DC democracy movement's larger strategy to defend Home
Rule and advance legislation this year. Please call Communications Manager Leah Ramsay at the number above to schedule.
Wednesday May 4 - Protest led by DC's Women
When: 5:30 PM
Where: Upper Senate Park (200 New Jersey Ave NW).
DC Vote has a permit for this location.
- Yvette M. Alexander, DC Councilmember
- Muriel Bowser, DC Councilmember and #15 of the DC 41
- Mary M. Cheh, DC Councilmember
- Elizabeth Allen, esq Chair, DC Vote Board of Directors
- Billie Day, Past President, DC League of Women Voters and #19 of the DC 41
- Dr. E. Gail Anderson Holness, President, Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington
- Maudine Cooper, President and CEO, Greater Washington Urban League
- Terri Lee Freeman, President, Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
- Corryn Freeman, #22 of the DC 41 and student activist, Howard University
- Laura MacCleery, Director of Government Relations, Center for Reproductive Rights
- Tiffany Reed, President, DC Abortion Fund
- Karen J. See, National President, Coalition of Labor Union Women
- Anise Jenkins, Stand Up for Democracy and #14 of the DC 41
- Jewell Fenzi, Women’s National Democratic Club
- Patrice Sulton, Vice President, DC NAACP
Why: Read the text of H.R.3 here, and note Section 310, which federalizes DC government and funds for the purposes of the legislation, an
unprecedented strategy. The bill would also make permanent the current ban on local funding of abortion set to expire at the end of the
Thursday, May 5 - "DC 41" and "DC Three" Court Date
What: Arraignment of the 15 people arrested in April 2011 who either refused to pay a $50 fine or were not given the option (3 arrested on April 15)
Where: DC Superior Court, 500 Indiana Ave NW Courtroom 115
7:45 - 8:15 AM - Rally
8:30 AM - DC 41 arraignment
9:30 AM - DC Three arraignment
DC 41: Includes Eugene Dewitt Kinlow, Public Affairs Director of DC Vote. Kinlow plans to plead "not guilty." Please contact DC Vote for comment and/or further details.
- DC Shadow Senator Michael D. Brown
- Adam Eidinger
- Bob Johnsen