Pages tagged "D.c. voting rights"

The Right to Vote: The case of the people of our nation's capital

Posted on What's New Right To Vote Blog, Jo Mckeegan on April 14, 2011

Although the District has a delegate in the U.S. House (Eleanor Holmes Norton) who can propose legislation and serve on committee, she does not have voting rights in Congress. The District lacks even a delegate in the U.S. Senate, even though Congress can veto any bill passed by the District and often considers “riders’ on bills that would change laws governing the residents of the District – a classic case of “taxation without representation.”

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Live Blogging from the polls in DC

Posted on What's New on October 20, 2010

Election Day is here! Amy Ngai, Director of Program for Representative Government at FairVote, is working the polls in DC.

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Voting Rights Act turns 45

Posted on What's New Tom Sanchez, Right To Vote Blog on August 06, 2010

Although the Voting Rights Act turns 45, we still have much ground to cover in the effort to obtain an constitutional Right to Vote.

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President Obama Calls for DC Voting Rights

Posted on What's New Adam Fogel on April 16, 2010

On Emancipation Day 2010, President Obama calls on Congress to give representation to the District of Columbia and improve the Home Rule Charter.

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Anything Else, Mr. President?

Posted on What's New Adam Fogel on January 28, 2010

The issue of DC Voting Rights was conspicuously absent from last night's State of the Union Address.

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D.C. City Council Passes Election Omnibus

Posted on What's New Adam Fogel on November 05, 2009

The D.C. City Council passed the final reading of the the sweeping Omnibus Election Reform Act of 2009.

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