Thursday, May 18, 2006

DC Voting Rights: One Step Closer

Roll Call has this:
The House Government Reform Committee approved a bill to give the District of Columbia full voting representation in the House and add an at-large seat for the state of Utah. The bill — backed by Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), the committee's chairman, and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) — passed the panel by a vote of 29-4, with 14 Republicans joining all Democrats in voting in favor of the bill.
I guess the big question is whether anyone wants to chair my exploratory committee.

5 Comments:

At 5/18/2006 , Anonymous rdl said...

Zach for America... sign me up.

 
At 5/19/2006 , Anonymous Desh said...

So, wait, would this mean that there would be 539 electoral votes in the next presidential election, rather than 538? 437 in the house, 100 in the senate, and...two extras for DC? How would this work?

 
At 5/19/2006 , Blogger BZ said...

Oh shit. I guess that's the catch - it seems like an even trade in the House, but the Republicans get an extra safe EV in the presidential election. :(

 
At 5/24/2006 , Blogger Ruby K said...

pay me in delicious quesedillas and i'm so there.

 
At 5/31/2006 , Blogger Andy said...

The Stamp Act Congress picked up this post recently. We are proud to count your voice as one with us in our struggle to gain complete democracy for the residents of Washington DC.

The Stamp Act Congress was formed by a group of citizens committed to telling America about this injustice. Our goal is to educate everyone that democracy does not exist in Washington DC, and that residents are taxed without being represented.

Thank you for making your opinions known about our plight in DC. Consider supporting us in our struggle for full democracy.

Andy Catanzaro
President, Stamp Act Congress
www.stampactcongress.org

 

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