DC Vote issued the following statement in response to Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)'s amendment to Bipartisan Sportsmen Act (S. 2363) to attempts to overturn DC's locally passed gun laws.
DC Democracy Backers Urged to Boycott Maryland 1st District Vacation Spots as Response to Rep. Harris’ Attack on DC
Ask Congress to Refrain From Adding Social Policy Riders on DC Appropriations Bill Today, DC Vote along with 41 other local and national organizations, delivered letters to all members of Congress urging them to oppose all efforts to undermine the District’s local autonomy though the fiscal year 2015 appropriations process.
DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry issued the following statement regarding the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruling that the city must conduct an election for Attorney General in 2014. “DC Vote is pleased that the Court affirmed that the voters of the District have the ability to expand democracy at the local level,” said DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry. “We commend Paul Zukerberg and DC Appleseed for standing up to protect the will of the people,” Perry said.
Today, DC Vote sent a letter to the fifty US Senators who signed a letter to the NFL about the Washington football team name, urging them to support legislation to advance DC autonomy, including a bill to grant DC statehood. The Senators’ May 22 letter to the NFL includes this passage: "The Washington, D.C. football team is on the wrong side of history. What message does it send to punish slurs against African Americans while endorsing slurs against Native Americans?"
Today's ruling by Judge Sullivan to stop DC's new budget autonomy law is unfortunate and disappointing.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 | DC Vote - Press Release | James Jones
DC Vote is proud to have joined the suit filed in DC Superior Court by the DC Council today in support of DC budget autonomy and the will of the people. DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry issued the following statement regarding the filing of the suit.
Statement of DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry Regarding DC Mayor, CFO and AG Opposing Implementation of the District’s Budget Autonomy Law
Friday, April 11, 2014 | DC Vote - Press Release | James Jones
It is deeply disappointing that the District’s Attorney General and Mayor are working to undermine the will of the people – and the budget law – rather than fighting for self-determination and defending our right to budget freedom that was won through the ballot box.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | DC Vote - Press Release | James Jones, Communications Director
State House of Representatives Approves Measure Supporting Equal Rights for DC In a bipartisan vote Thursday, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed House Resolution 21: a bill expressing the sense of the House that DC be granted voting representation in the U. S. Congress. The final vote on the bill was 145-133.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | DC Vote - Press Release | James Jones
DC Vote strongly supports President Obama’s proposed FY2015 budget that for the first time includes legislative language that would grant the District of Columbia greater control over its own local tax dollars, and allow legislation enacted by the city to become effective without Congressional review.