Monday, February 23, 2009

DC Voting Rights

From the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights:

As early as Tuesday, February 24, senators could vote on the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act (S.160).

Call your senators toll-free at 888-999-6775* between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET on Monday, February 23, and urge their support of the DC Voting Rights Act.

Our nation was founded on the belief that every American should have a voice in governing this country. However, for the nearly 600,000 residents of the District of Columbia, this is not a reality. Washington, D.C., residents pay federal income taxes and serve in the military, but do not have full-voting representation in the U.S. Congress. Passage of S.160 will remedy this injustice by providing Washington, D.C., residents with a full-voting member in the House of Representatives for the first time in our nation's history.

Call your senators today and tell them that voting representation is a fundamental civil right of all Americans - one that is long overdue for the District of Columbia.