Thursday, October 1, 2015 | The Hill (DC) | Hannah Hess
Updated 4:03 p.m. | Outrage over Capitol Hill’s meddling in the District of Columbia’s affairs could soon come full circle. The Republican staff director of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has agreed to trek from the halls of Congress to a local courtroom on Nov. 19. Sean McLaughlin will testify in D.C. Superior Court on why he directed a D.C. activist to leave the panel’s hearing room during an April 21 markup.
DC Vote Summer Canvass Reveals Residents Fed Up with Congress and Ready to Fund National Campaign for DC Democracy
Friday, September 25, 2015 | DC Vote - Press Release
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | DC Vote - Press Release
Press Release For more information contact: James Jones, Communications Director 202.462.6000 x112 office / 202.557.4864 mobile / email@example.com / www.dcvote.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015 | The Hill (DC) | Lydia Wheeler
The nation’s second most influential court handed a partial win to Dick Heller on Friday in a case challenging Washington, D.C.’s gun laws. Heller is best known for winning a landmark Supreme Court case in 2008, in which the court ruled 5-4 that the Second Amendment protects a person’s right to bear arms for self-defense.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | Washington Post (DC) | Perry Stein
Here we go again. District residents, you know the drill. Congress needs to agree on how to fund the government by Sept. 30 and, well, at this point, a government shutdown seems likely, according to experts. For those of us who live in the city, that means an extra hurdle to ensure that city government remains open. This time around, officials say they are ready and the city will operate as usual.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | WAMU Radio (DC) | Martin Austermuhle
The simmering legal battle over the District's restrictive concealed carry law has drawn in attorneys general from various states and advocacy groups on both sides of the gun control debate, raising the profile of a case that could reshape the legal landscape over how far cities and states can go in regulating the carrying of guns in public.
Thursday, September 3, 2015 | DC Vote - Press Release | Abigail Hauslohner
The average monthly rate of new HIV infections among drug users in the nation’s capital dropped by about 70 percent after the District implemented a needle exchange program in 2008, according to a study that was released Thursday. On average, new HIV cases arising as the result of drug users sharing needles dropped from about 19 new infections per month before needle exchanges became available to fewer than six after the program was implemented, the study’s authors said. Overall, that amounted to 120 “averted” HIV infections over a two-year period.
Sunday, August 16, 2015 | DC Vote - Press Release | James Jones
Press Release For more information contact: James Jones, Communications Director 202.462.6000 x112 office / 202.557.4864 mobile / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.dcvote.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2015 DC Vote Mourns the Loss of Julian Bond The DC Voting rights community is mourning the loss of civil and human rights icon, Julian Bond. He died on Saturday at the age of 75.
Monday, August 10, 2015 | Roll Call (DC) | Bridget Bowman
“There are 50 states in total and we’ll sing their names with glee, but there’s one place that gets shafted and it’s Washington, D.C.!,” the kids of Capitol Hill sang Sunday morning.
Sunday, August 9, 2015 | The Huffington Post | Marina Fang
A group of cute kids gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday morning to advocate for statehood for the District of Columbia, singing comedian John Oliver's D.C. statehood song. On last Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight," Oliver dedicated a segment to explaining the fight for statehood in Washington, D.C. At the end, Oliver led kids in a rendition of the famous "50 States Song" -- with new lyrics.