DC Keeps The Pressure On With Protest On Capitol Hill
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May 10, 2011
Activists To Focus on Local Budget Control, Support from Senate Democrats
DC residents will continue to keep pressure on their congressional allies, particularly Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and challenge their opponents to free DC's local budget from congressional interference.
Thursday morning after the protest, the House Subcommittee On Oversight and Government Reform will hold an unorthodox hearing on the "fiscal sustainability" of DC's local budget, though it has been balanced for 16 consecutive years. In reference to the hearing DC Council Chairman Kwame Brown said Tuesday night, "there will never be a Control Board as long as I am Chairman of the DC Council." [see link above for the Subcommittee's reference to the past Control Board.]
Wednesday Protest Details:
When: 5:30 PM
Where: Upper Senate Park (200 New Jersey Ave NW).
DC Vote has a permit for this location.
- Nan Aron, President, Alliance For Justice
- Bruce Spiva, civil rights attorney and #38 of the "DC 41" arrested on April 11
- "My District 'Tis Of Thee," performed by Joanna London, arrested May 4.
- Kathryn Ray, President, DC League of Women Voters
- Johnny Barnes, Executive Director, ACLU of the Nation's Capital
- "Free My City," performed by Rasi Caprice
- Maurice Thomas, SEIU