Washington, D.C. residents need your help tomorrow, Monday, February 23. Senate Bill 160, the DC House Voting Rights Act, is coming up for a vote. This bill will give Washington, DC residents a single representative vote in the U.S. Congress.
The DC House Voting Rights Act is a bipartisan legislation that would bring congressional voting representation to DC residents for the first time ever. Please note this is not a bill to make DC a state. There’s no need to worry about the stars coliding on the blue field. The DC Voting Rights Act will give DC residents what every citizen is entitled to — a voice/vote.
It’s as simple as this: DC residents pay taxes, they serve in the military, we have a national guard, we vote for POTUS, and all our decisions for us are made by someone else. That’s taxation without representation. Remember, the U.S. exists because of the founding fathers’ refusal to be taxed by a government that would not let citizens have a say in their own destiny and governance.
Please urge friends and family throughout the country to contact their Congressional representatives on Monday, Feb. 23 in support of the DC House Voting Rights Act (Senate Bill 160). The main Capitol switchboard is 202-225-3121. You can also write your representative through this link: https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml
According to DC Vote, newly elected NC Senator Kay Hagan is undecided. If you have any friends or family in North Carolina, please ask them to contact Sen. Hagan’s office. North Carolinians should call her Raleigh office at 919-856-4630. Her e-mail address is Senator_Hagan@hagan.senate.gov and her Washington office is 202-224-6432.
For more information, visit www.dcvote.org.