Who is Mike Panetta?

Mike Panetta was recently elected to the position of U.S. Representative in the November 7th election in the District of Columbia. The position is often referred to as the "Shadow Representative" and should not be confused with the office of Delegate to Congress, which is currently held by Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Mike has run several high-profile campaigns for DC representation including starting an Olympic team for the District and leading efforts to rebrand RFK Stadium as "Taxation Without Representation Field" Mike pledges to make the DC voting rights issue a national one that is embraced by progressive activists across the country.


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No Dice

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 at 12:15am

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.

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