Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Vote’

Ralph Nader Wants a Presidential Debate About D.C.

Fresh off proposing that people show up 15 minutes late to work to fight for statehood, presidential spoiler Ralph Nader has a new scheme to help the District: demanding a presidential debate on D.C. issues.
In a letter sent today, Nader and co-signers including Mayor Vince Gray, Busboys & Poets owner Andy Shallal, and D.C. Vote [...]

Video: Tattooed Activists Speak Out, Show Off Their Inked D.C. Pride

We've already shown you some pictures from Tuesday's Flags in the Flesh rally in Dupont Circle, where D.C. residents met to show off their D.C. flag tattoos and speak out for voting rights. We also chatted with a few of the organizers and attendees, including former D.C. Council candidate and community activist Bryan Weaver and [...]

Are Anti-Statehood License Covers Illegal?

Have you seen this car? Earlier today, Capitol Hill resident Jay Goodman Tamboli snapped a photo of this BMW parked on 4th Street SE between East Capitol and A streets and sent it out via Twitter. Take a closer look at the license plate. See the cover? It reads "DC's Not a State, Get Over [...]

Voting Rights, D.C. Vote, and Return on Investment

LL, in his column this week, like many political observers of late questioned the strategy the District's political establishment has pursued to secure congressional voting rights for District residents.
"Since the idea of trading a single House vote for D.C. for an extra House vote for Utah took root five years ago in the mind of [...]

Voting-Rights Funding Again Goes to D.C. Vote

Earlier this month, as LL reported, the city gave a $150,000 grant to D.C. Vote to promote voting rights and statehood, only to take it back when it was discovered that several grant-seekers were excluded from the judging due to a technical error.
The re-do is complete, and surprise: The Office of the Secretary announced today [...]

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