Monday, April 13, 2015 | DC Vote - Press Release | DC Vote

Reports find that Washingtonian's top priorities are affordable housing and quality of social services.

WASHINGTON—Talking Transition DC released two reports today, April 10th, 2015, that capture the opinions of nearly 9,000 DC residents and offer policy recommendations for Mayor Bowser on issues such as housing affordability, the quality of social services, and equal access to quality employment and education.

Group Will Object to Members Using DC Residents as Political Pawns 

WHEN: Wednesday, April 1, 9:00 A.M – 11:00 A.M

WHERE: Office of Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), 284 Senate Russell Building. We will move from Sen. Rubio’s office to the offices of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) 185 Dirksen and Senator James Lankford (R-OK) B40C Senate Dirksen Building. We will then proceed to the office of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)   1524 Longworth House Office Building.

DC Vote executive director Kimberly Perry issued the following statement in response to Senator Rubio and Rep. Jordan's introduction of legislation attacking DC's local laws.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | DC Vote - Press Release | Editorial Board

LIMITED FEDERAL government is an article of faith for the Republican Party — except when the District of Columbia is in play. Then what tends to matter is not principle but politics.

“Mayor Bowser’s decision to stand with District voters on local budget control could be a victory for the city. Congressional interference in the District’s local budget is unnecessary and only prevents DC’s elected leaders from effectively addressing critical needs.  We strongly support Mayor Bowser’s actions and urge all officials representing District residents to follow her lead.”

Thursday, February 26, 2015 | DC Vote - Press Release | Roland Martin
Congress has always run D.C. like a plantation. But now, GOPers want to jail the mayor over a law the voters overwhelmingly passed?

I’m desperately trying to understand how getting marijuana laws passed nationwide has become today’s Selma, but if there is one thing that is intolerable it’s the shameful way congressional Republicans are bullying the residents of Washington, D.C., to not blaze in the comfort of their homes.

Press Statement

For more information contact: James Jones, Communications Director 202.462.6000 x112 office / 202.557.4864 mobile / jjones@dcvote.org / www.dcvote.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2015

DC Vote Response to Rep. Chaffetz and Rep. Meadows' Letter to Mayor Bowser

DC Vote issued the following statement regarding a letter sent by Representatives Chaffetz and Meadows warning Mayor Muriel Bowser against enacting DC's locally passed Initiative 71. 

Press Release

For more information contact: James Jones, Communications Director 202.462.6000 x112 office / 202.557.4864 mobile / jjones@dcvote.org / www.dcvote.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2015

DC Vote Statement on Mayor Bowser's Decision Regarding DC's Budget Autonomy Lawsuit

DC Vote spokesman James Jones issued the following statement regarding Mayor Bowser's request to pause a ruling on DC's Budget Autonomy lawsuit while she determines her position.

“The action by the House of Representatives today to ban the District of Columbia from spending its own locally-raised tax dollars to support legal abortion is a violation of the fundamental American principles of federalism,” said DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry. “While we are pleased that President Obama has indicated he will veto the bill if it reaches his desk, we ask supporters of democracy across the country to contact their representatives and Senators and urge them to oppose HR 7.” 

Will provide platform for supporters to "disapprove" lawmakers who targeted DC ballot initiative in 2015 federal spending bill

Congress has been using its oversight authority to intervene in local DC law, so at the start of the 114th Congress, DC Vote, a national civic engagement and advocacy organization, will channel the anger of democracy supporters to in turn “disapprove” of efforts by lawmakers to undermine DC democracy.

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