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D.C. Council Members' Statements on the Voting Rights Bill E-mail
Several D.C. Council Members have issued formal statements or otherwise commented on the voting rights act that the House leadership pulled April 20, 2010.  Among them are Council Chairman Vincent Gray, At Large Council Member Michael A. Brown, Ward 5 Council Member Harry Thomas, Jr. and Ward 3 Council Member Mary Cheh, who began an online petition against the bill.  Please read more.
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Stand Up! urges D.C. Government Fund Statehood Initiatives E-mail
The Afro published an open letter to the Members of the D.C. Council from the Stand Up! for Democracy in DC Coalition objecting to the District Council’s earmark of $250,000 in the FY 2010 budget for DC Vote to lobby for a vote in the House of Representatives.  For the full letter, read more.
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D.C. Council: “CLEAR MESSAGE: GIVE US A CLEAN BILL WITH NO GUNS ATTACHED,OR KEEP YOUR VOTE!" E-mail
D.C. Council Member Michael A. Brown issues a press release on results of public roundtable on the status and implications of the D.C. House Voting Rights Act and the gun amendment.
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Testimony of Anne Anderson before D.C. Council April 7, 2009 E-mail
District resident Anne Anderson submitted the following testimony for the April 7, 2009 Public Oversight Roundtable of the D.C. Council's Special Committee on Statehood and Self- Determination on the status and implications of the DC House Voting Rights Act and Senator Elgin's gun amendment.
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