Posts Tagged ‘DC Vote’

Rep. Andy Harris a No-Show at Activists’ Fake Constituent Service Day

Adam Eidinger sat on a couch in Rep. Andy Harris' office talking to the woman working the front desk—who was half listening to him and half trying not to laugh—about all the District residents who travel to Ocean City, Md., only to get ripped off by those claw-crane machines. There's so much cheap booze in Ocean [...]

D.C. Residents Asked to Complain About Potholes to Congressman Who Messed with Marijuana Decriminalization Law

D.C. activists say that if Republican Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland wants to screw with D.C.'s marijuana decriminalization law, he should run for D.C. Council so he can more properly do so. In June, the congressman tacked an unrelated spending bill to an amendment that would prevent D.C. from spending any of its money on enforcing its newly [...]

D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen Appearing in D.C. Vote Ads

Amid talk of a proposed referendum on whether D.C. should control over its own budget without interference from Congress, D.C. United coach Ben Olsen is trying to score a goal for D.C. autonomy by appearing in D.C. Vote ads.
In the ads, which will run on bus and in bus shelters, Olsen has red tape over [...]

D.C. Vote Responds to Fist-Pumping Statehood Opponent

James Bopp: getting a little meme-y!
Two days after Bopp fist-pumped his way into infamy after convincing the Republican platform committee to oppose D.C. statehood, D.C. Vote has responded with a tweet saying that it, too, can double fist-pump, attaching this picture.
Now that this is going, the next step is for Bopp to respond with a [...]

Photos: DC Vote Rally

Travis Childers for D.C. Council? Stick to Mississippi, Activists Say

Activists with DC Vote—whose executive director Ilir Zherka figures heavily into this week's City Paper cover story by writer Byron Tau —staged a "file-in" demonstration on Capitol Hill yesterday, one by one filing into the offices of U.S. Rep. Travis Childers in protest of the Mississippi Democrat's efforts to gut the District's gun laws.
It was Childers' 11th-hour [...]

Photo: Give Me A Vote

Artist Decoy Carrying A Giant Hand for the Give Me A Vote Project, Dupont Circle.
© 2010 Matt Dunn

City Awards Voting Rights Grant, Takes It Back

This year, the District of Columbia has budgeted $150,000 "to be awarded competitively to one or more organizations with a history of supporting DC voting rights."
Back in January, the Office of the Secretary, charged with running the competition, announced it was taking grant applications. And on Feb. 26, a press release announced that DC Vote [...]