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Norton Still Striving to Retain D.C.’s Committee of the Whole Vote in the 112th Congress
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Statue Bill for the City On House Floor Wednesday
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that a bill to provide the District of Columbia and the territories each one statue in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol will go to the House floor on Wednesday, December 15, 2010.
Norton Celebrates House Passage of D.C. Statue Bill
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Delegate Norton: House Year-Long Federal Funding Bill Good News For D.C.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
From The White House: President Obama's Meeting With Mayor-elect Vincent Gray
Thursday, December 2, 2010
DC Vote Supports Delegate Norton In Fighting to Retain Vote in the Committee of the Whole
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Norton Will Manage Three of Her D.C. Empowerment Bills on the House Floor Tuesday
Monday, November 15, 2010
Norton Requests That Her Committee of the Whole Vote Be Maintained in 112th Congress
Monday, November 15, 2010
Norton Announces Veterans Day Kickoff of Constituent Comment Effort to Drive New Struggle for Full D.C. Democracy
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Norton Releases Plan for Working in the New Congress
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Norton's Revenge on Colbert Gets the City's Attention as the Congresswoman Prepares to Attend Rally on Saturday
Friday, October 29, 2010
DC Vote and Delegate Norton Reach Out To— And Party With— Rally Attendees
Voting rights group plans events before and after Saturday's rally
Thursday, October 28, 2010
DC Vote and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will meet attendees of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear this Saturday as they make their way down Pennsylvania Ave to the event, to raise awareness of DC's disenfranchisement to the many visitors who may be ignorant of the issue.
'Champions of Democracy' Advocate Aggressive Action, Chris Matthews Emcees
Annual Champions of Democracy Awards
Thursday, October 7, 2010
D.C. Budget Will Pass – 2010 is the Last Time City Will Have to Get Congressional Approval for Its Budget
Friday, October 1, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC -- Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the District’s local budget will be passed by Congress in a continuing resolution this evening, allowing the District’s FY11 budget to become effective at the beginning of the fiscal year, which begins on Friday, October 1. Congresswoman Norton expects that her D.C. budget autonomy bill, which is included in a pending House appropriations bill, will also pass this year, freeing the District’s budget from the congressional approval process.
One DC, One Nation
Gray, Brown Can Unite DC by Leading the Fight For Full Democracy
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
After a difficult primary season, uniting the District is top priority.
Rallying residents behind a DC Government-led fight for full democracy is an ideal mechanism for bringing us back together.
DC Vote to Engage Tea Party
Friday, August 27, 2010
DC Vote Marches August 28 to Reclaim The Dream of Full Democracy for DC
Thursday, August 26, 2010
DC Vote & League of Women Voters to March at White House
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Norton Bill to Finish What 1973 Home Rule Act Started
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Conversation With The Candidates Thursday at UDC
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
DC Vote is co-sponsoring Conversation with the Candidates, an in-depth discussion on the major issues facing Washington, DC with candidates for Mayor of the District of Columbia and Chairman of the DC City Council.
Gray Wants End to Taxation Without Representation in
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Washington, DC -- Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray applauded President Obama for signing the financial reform bill today and Congress for finally passing the legislation last week. At the same time, however, Gray asked, “What about us--when will financial reform come to the residents of the District of Columbia in the form of ending taxation without representation?” The Chairman released the following statement in his continuing efforts to raise awareness about the lack of full representation, autonomy, and full Democracy in the District.
The Arca Foundation Calls DC Vote “Bold, Courageous and Creative”
Monday, June 28, 2010
Washington, DC - The Arca Foundation selected DC Vote as the first recipient of the Smith Bagley Memorial Grant, an award honoring organizations using bold, courageous and creative strategies to advance social change. Smith Bagley, businessman, philanthropist and political activist, was deeply committed to supporting social justice causes like civil rights, global democracy and international human rights. As the trailblazing president of the Arca Foundation, he funded progressive, cutting-edge organizations including DC Vote. Smith passed away at the age of 74 in January 2010.
Kwame to Childers: Join Me at the Shooting Range
Voting rights vs. 2nd Amendment is a false choice
Thursday, June 24, 2010
WASHINGTON—Mississippi Congressman Travis Childers wants Americans to make a choice between the District’s right to Congressional representation and the Second Amendment of the Constitution. At-Large Councilmember Kwame R. Brown believes this is a false choice between two fundamental rights. He invited Rep. Childers to support DC statehood and if he does, Councilmember Kwame Brown will join him at a shooting range to discuss how to reduce gun violence in the District.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights responds to Rep. Childers statement
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
"Once again a member of Congress is seeking to impose his will on the District of Columbia, which is unconscionable given that D.C. has no vote in Congress
and therefore no voice in the matter. The issue is not the Second Amendment but one of fundamental civil rights and whether citizens of the District should
have control over their city's affairs, just like every other city and the nation."
- Wade Henderson, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil
and Human Rights
Councilmember Michael A. Brown Blasts Representative Travis Childers For His Attack On DC Gun Laws
“Brown Says, Childers Acts Like Paternal –Minded Plantation Owner and Needs to Back-off and Leave DC Alone”
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
(Washington, DC) Councilmember Michael Brown issued the following statement in response to Congressman Childers attack on DC gun laws:
“Representative Childers’ (D-MS) statements about the District of Columbia gun laws and his pathological need to foist his own backwater opinions about the Second Amendment upon the residents of the District of Columbia are truly lamentable. Perhaps the Congressman should spend more time focusing on the needs of his own constituents.
DC Voting Rights Advocates Stage Direct Action on Capitol Hill
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC - DC Vote, activists and family members of victims of violence will stage a direct action on Capitol Hill. DC Vote is launching an advertisement campaign in the Mississippi congressional district of Representative Travis Childers (D-MS). Childers is one
of the primary cosponsors of a bill that would wipe away the District's gun laws. Childers is acting like he is the Mayor of DC. DC Vote seeks to inform Childers' constituents that, instead of focusing on problems facing Mississippi, he is busy concerning himself with DC's local affairs. We also want to let Childers' colleagues on Capitol Hill know about our ad campaign.
We hope Childers' constituents and DC residents will continue urging him to back off. To help us deliver that message, we will be joined by a powerful voice - Nardyne Jefferies who lost her daughter, Brishell, to senseless gun violence on March 30, 2010.
Protesters File-In to Rep. Childers Office Today and Demand Local Control on Gun Issues
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC - Dozens of DC citizens hand-delivered a clear message at the Capitol Office of Mississippi Rep.
Travis Childers today: stop interfering with local issues and concentrate on the issues that affect Mississippi.
DC Vote Responds to Proposed Legislation on DC Gun Control
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Washington, DC - Today Senator McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Tester (D-MT) announced their plans to introduce legislation that would, among other things, repeal the DC Semiautomatic Ban, repeal DC's storage law, absolve the ability for residential or commercial building owners in the District to prohibit or restrict the possession of firearms by tenants, allow DC residents to purchase guns in Maryland or Virginia and loosen DC's firearm registration system.
DC Vote Remembers Dr. Dorothy Height
Monday, April 26, 2010
Washington, DC - DC Vote Executive Director, Ilir Zherka, reflects on the passing of Dr. Dorothy Height, Chair and President Emerita of the National Council of Negro Women and civil rights icon. The following statement may be quoted in full or in part: