Obama Finally Put D.C.’s “Taxation Without Representation” Plates on Limo

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 9:49 am

President Obama is going to start off his second term with his limo’s finally featuring the official D.C. license plates that highlight a lack of voting rights. The plates read “taxation without representation” to highlight the fact that the residents district still has no voting rights in Congress despite having a population large than Wyoming. [...]

Ban on Corporate Campaign Donations Heading to DC Ballot

By: Tuesday July 10, 2012 1:11 pm

This November the voters in our nation’s capital will likely have the opportunity to ban campaign donations by corporations to local politicians. The Group D.C. Public Trust recently turned in over 30,000 signature to get their initiative on the ballot this year. From D.C. Public Trust: Today, D.C. Public Trust, a grassroots organization of residents [...]

Reminder: DC Needs Statehood

By: Thursday May 17, 2012 11:02 am

One of the biggest inherent injustices in our government system is that there is no democracy for the people living in the capital of the country which is called the leader of the free world. The problem is not simply that the people of Washington DC are denied any representation in Congress. The even larger [...]

Wisconsin, Maryland, DC Primary Primer

By: Tuesday April 3, 2012 3:30 pm

Voters are currently going to the polls to vote in the Republican primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia.  So far it looks like it should be a very good night for Mitt Romney. DC and Maryland polls close at 8 pm Eastern; Wisconsin polls close at 9 pm Eastern. In Maryland Romney [...]

Budget Deal Continues Tradition of Treating People of DC as Second Class Citizens

By: Monday April 11, 2011 1:02 pm

During the budget debate, President Obama and Congressional Democrats again sold out the 600,000 mainly African-American and Democratic voting citizens of Washington, DC. They allowed the Republicans to add to the budget deal a rider that would prevent the District from using its own tax revenue to have Medicaid pay for abortion. Democrats used the [...]

Shutdown Will Interrupt Capitol Sanitation; Another Reminder of Dem Failure on DC Statehood

By: Friday April 8, 2011 4:59 pm

If the federal government shuts down, it will affect a great many people around the country, but the burden will fall extremely hard on the citizens of Washington, DC, who will watch their city get filthy as trash pick-up and street cleaning, along with many basic services, are suspended as a result. From NBC Washington: [...]

Failure to Pass DC Statehood When Possible Was a Disaster for Democrats and Citizens

By: Friday April 1, 2011 10:42 am

There was a moment two years ago when Democrats controlled the Presidency, the House and had 60 votes in the Senate. It would have been the perfect time to finally fully enfranchise 600,000 mainly Democratic US citizens by making Washington, DC a state. Politically, it would have been a big, long-term win for Democrats by [...]

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