DC Veterans to Testify in New Hampshire for Full Democracy for District of Columbia
Resolution Supporting Statehood for DC Now Before NH House Committee
For more information contact: James Jones, Communications Director
202.462.6000 x12 office / 202.557.4864 mobile / firstname.lastname@example.org
January 26, 2012
When: Friday, January 27, 2012, 10:30 a.m.
Where: 107 N. Main Street, Concord, NH. Legislative Office Building Room 203
Residents of the District -- including veterans -- will testify at a hearing before the New Hampshire House Committee on Federal-State Relations and Veterans Affairs in support of H.R. 26,
a resolution calling for full democracy and statehood for residents of the District of Columbia. DC residents currently have no voting representation in Congress despite fighting and dying in wars, paying federal taxes and serving on federal juries. The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Cindy Rosenwald,
expresses support for admitting the District of Columbia as the fifty-first state.
DC Vote Executive Director Ilir Zherka, and Public Affairs Director Eugene D. Kinlow will be testifying in New Hampshire, along with several DC residents. Zherka and Kinlow can be reached
in New Hampshire at 202.320.7040. For preview pieces, residents who will be testifying on Friday can be reached by contacting James Jones, DC Vote Communications Director.
Some of the DC residents that will testify at the hearing:
Herb Tillery, Executive Director of the College Success Foundation. A DC native, Tillery is a 27-year veteran of the United States Army. He was a battalion Commander and brigade Commander, Desert Shield/Desert Storm and retired as Colonel. Former Deputy Mayor for Operations for the District of Columbia. His son now serves in the U.S. Army
Johnnie Scott Rice is a third-generation Washingtonian. She was educated in the DC Public Schools and worked for the DC Council from 1978 until retiring in 2002.
She is a former Neighborhood Advisory Commission Vice Chairman. Rice, a Republican, ran twice for the Ward 7 Council seat.
Sam McCoy, Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman, United States Navy, Retired. McCoy, a native Washingtonian, served his country for over thirty years. He also worked in the federal government.