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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DC Voting Rights Bill to be Introduced in the Senate

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 at 12:48pm

After clearing the House two weeks ago by a vote of 244 to 177, the DC Voting Rights Act will be introduced in the Senate today by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT). The fact that Senator Hatch is on board as a co-sponsor is great news, as he always was a bit of an unknown and could have single-handedly killed the bill in the Senate.

To keep the momentum going, we need to make sure that Senators here in Washington are hearing from their constituents back home about DC voting rights. The web site FreeAndEqualDC.com has been updated to now send messages in support of this bill to the U.S. Senate. If you have not yet done so, please take a minute a send a message to your friends, family, and co-workers urging them to take action at: http://www.freeandequaldc.com

It’s great that things are moving forward and I’ll be in touch soon with more ways on how you can help get this through the Senate. Remember, there are now less than 100 people standing in the way of DC voting rights - together we can make it happen!

Also, The Hill published my letter:


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