Hat tip to DC Shadow Representative Mike Panetta for reminding me this morning that today is the DC Voting Rights March. Beginning at 2:30pm today at Freedom Plaza, and ending at the steps to the Capitol, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and others will be demonstrating today to demand a voting seat in the House of Representatives for the otherwise disenfranchised District citizens. If you want to have any idea of how big the event is, take a look at the sponsorship list at the bottom. Anytime you see that many organizations is a good sign there’s a groundswell of people behind them.
Let’s go out and tell those folks on Capitol Hill that DC ought to have a federal representative, and no, we don’t mean the guy who claims to represent us, we mean a vote for a real, honest-to-God elected Representative.
Get out and march. Show your support for the District’s nascent franchise.
Graphic shamelessly borrowed from the Voting Rights March folks. Thanks guys!
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs