Archive for 2006

No Dice

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

First, let me say that I was on the Hill today with DC Vote and their organized lobby day. They had a great showing and we fanned out storm the Hill to meet with Congress and their staffs. There were a lot of success stories and a sense of momentum after the event, and we were all full of hope that it might just get done…(sigh)

But word came a little while ago that the House Republicans has chosen not to bring the bill forward in the lame duck session. This from the Post article “GOP House Leaders Choose to Let Bill Die“:

Republican congressional leaders decided yesterday not to bring to the floor a bill giving the District a full voting member of the House, dooming the measure’s chances in this legislative session.”

I hope we can get it done next session…but priorities and agendas change. We all need to keep the momentum going. Stay tune for more info on what’s next in this fight.

DC Vote’s Congressional Day: December 5

Friday, December 1st, 2006

According to the Washington Post today, the FAIR Act (aka the Davis Bill) is likely not going to happen this session, but there’s a lot of hope going into 2007. If you can help on December 5th, please do so….let’s keep the momentum going! Here are the details:

This is our strongest push of the year to move this bill that would give Washingtonians a vote in Congress for the first time ever! You can do your part by speaking passionately to Hill staffers about what having a vote in Congress would mean to you.

Below is our Congress Day schedule.

8:30 AM

Meet for a continental breakfast at the United Methodist building,100 Maryland Avenue, NE.

9:00 AM -1:30 PM

Walk to congressional office buildings to meet with members of Congress and staff.Please RSVP to Lateefah Mims at [email protected] to let us know that you’ll participate. Please also leave your contact information including a telephone number.