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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

dc voting rights bill gets a hearing

the dc fair and equal house voting rights act of 2006 (h.r. 5388) gets a hearing in the house judiciary subcommittee on the constitution on September 14, 2006.

just as a reminder, the residents of the district of columbia don’t have the same voting rights as other american citizens – they have only partial representation in congress. it’s important to fix that situation, and this is one step in that direction.

the members of the house judiciary subcommittee on the constitution are:

Chabot, Chairman, (R) Ohio, 1st
Nadler, Ranking Member, (D) New York, 8th

Bachus, (R) Alabama, 6th
Conyers Jr., (D) Michigan, 14th
Feeney, (R) Florida, 24th
Franks, (R) Arizona, 2nd
Green, (R) Wisconsin, 8th
Hostettler, (R) Indiana, 8th
Jenkins, (R) Tennessee, 1st
King, (R) Iowa, 5th
Scott, (D) Virginia, 3rd
Van Hollen, (D) Maryland, 8th
Watt, (D) North Carolina, 12th

particularly if you’ve got a representative on the subcommittee, i encourage you to ask them to find a way to give dc residents full representation in their federal government. even if your representative isn’t on the subcommittee, it can’t hurt to drop your rep a note…

posted by roj at 11:52 am