DC Vote Responds To Senate Vote of Undemocratic Disapproval Resolution of Revised Criminal Code Act

March 8th, 2023

Patrice Snow
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Washington, DC – The United States Senate just voted for the disapproval resolution to overturn DC’s Revised Criminal Code Act. After the vote, DC Vote’s communications director Patrice Snow released the following statement:

“Today’s Senate action continues a paternalistic pattern of oppression for the 700,000 people of DC. We choose our leaders in the District to decide our laws, just like everyone else in each state. Yet the Senate continued a history of dismissing this self-governance in order to create fodder for political campaigns. But the Senate has not provided a clear example for us in the quest for Statehood. This country has continuously moved toward full enfranchisement and representation and today’s vote makes clear there’s still work to do. DC Vote is ready to continue doing that work to provide full and equal representation for the people of DC.”