DC Vote Fights Back Against Congressional Assault on DC Democracy
Letter Signed by Coalition Urges "No" Vote on Spending Bill; Friday Rally Planned
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December 14, 2011
DC Vote is fighting back against the latest Congressional assault on DC Democracy.
In response to undemocratic provisions reportedly included in the FY2012 spending bill, DC Vote and a coalition of pro-choice and other organizations have sent the attached letter to members of Congress urging them to “VOTE NO”
on any spending bill that contains policy riders hostile to the District of Columbia. Media reports indicate that the House spending bill will likely include a ban on the District’s use of locally-raised tax dollars to fund
abortions for poor women. The bill may also ban DC from using local funds for syringe-exchange programs – a critical component in preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS.
DC Vote has activated our volunteer network to call key members of the House and Senate telling them to refrain from interfering in DC’s local matters, and urging them to vote no on any spending bill that includes riders that
undermine DC’s right to self-determination.
To push for a no vote, DC Vote is organizing a rally on Friday. DC Vote urges everyone who is sick and tired of congressional interference to attend the rally.
The rally will be held at 11:30 near the Longworth House Office Building at the corner of Independence Avenue and 2nd Street SE. More details about the rally will be released as they become available.