Poll: District Residents Overwhelmingly Back Action to Carry Out Voter-Passed Laws Blocked by Congress
Thursday, January 28, 2016 | DC Vote - Press Release
Statement from DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry Concerning Senator Ted Cruz's Latest Anti-DC Legislation
Thursday, January 21, 2016 | DC Vote - Press Release
Thursday, January 7, 2016 | Townhall.com | Katie Pavlich
Congressman David Schweikert (R - Ariz.) plans to introduce legislation Thursday that if passed will require Washington D.C., an area that functions as a ward of the federal government, to recognize and honor concealed carry permits from all 50 states. The D.C. Personal Protection Reciprocity Act will do three main things: 1) require D.C. to recognize out of state concealed carry permits 2) require D.C. to approve concealed carry applications of recently relocated individuals who lawfully hold concealed carry permits in the states where they moved from
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 | Smithsonian.com | Roger Catlin
Today as cranes dot the Washington, D.C., skyline and new buildings open almost monthly, rapid gentrification and rebuilding is changing the landscape and demographics of the Nation’s Capital. Visitors to the federal district, whose growing population is now greater than either that of Wyoming or Vermont, often remark how much Washington, D.C. has changed in the last decade.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | DC Vote - Press Release
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | WAMU Radio (DC) | Martin Austermuhle
It's been a year since D.C. residents overwhelmingly voted to legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, but Congress is again blocking any further efforts to permit retail sales of the drug in the nation's capital. Tucked in a 2,000-page must-pass spending bill is a provision that would prohibit the city from spending any money to "enact any law, rule, or regulation to legalize or otherwise reduce penalties associated with the possession, use, or distribution of any schedule I substance," which includes marijuana.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | DCist.com | Rachel Kurzius
When Congress unveiled the $1.1 trillion government spending bill this morning, its contents proved to be a mixed bag for the District. As reported by WAMU, the legislation includes a provision that continues to make it illegal for D.C.'s government to spend any money to implement Initiative 71, which legalized marijuana in the District. D.C. residents approved of the measure at the ballot box by a two-to-one margin.
Thursday, December 10, 2015 | DC Vote - Press Release
Monday, November 23, 2015 | Washington Post (DC) | Abigail Hauslohner
A record high number of District residents want to see D.C. become a state, according to a new Washington Post poll. Nearly 3 in 4 residents say they are upset that the District has no voting representation in Congress, and about half of the city’s residents say they are “very upset.” All D.C. laws and budgets are subject to congressional approval, a process that has thwarted the passage of locally approved laws, including legislation governing reproductive rights and the use of marijuana.
Friday, November 20, 2015 | DC Vote - Press Release