13 April 2007

Voting Rights March Countdown: 3 Days!

From DC Vote:
We are only three days away from making history! On Monday, April 16th, we will Demand the Vote for DC and I hope you will be a part of the movement - rain or shine.

Here are the essential details for the Voting Rights March:

2:30 PM - Gather at Freedom Plaza, 13th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Metro Center)
3:00 PM - March down Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
4:00 PM - Rally at Capitol Reflecting Pool, 3rd and Independence Avenue, NW (Federal Center SW)
6:00 PM - Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton invites all marchers to a "Push the Senate Reception" in Room 50 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Constitution Avenue and First Street, NE. The reception will be cosponsored by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT).

If you cannot march with us at 2:30 PM at Freedom Plaza, consider taking a few hours off work and join us for the rally at the Reflecting Pool at 4:00 PM.


Civil Rights Icon and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA)
Secretary Jack Kemp
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
Congressman Tom Davis (R-VA)
Congressman Chris Shays (R-CT)
Mayor Adrian Fenty
Chairman Vincent Gray
Civil Rights Leaders

For more information, visit VotingRightsMarch.org or call 202.263.4397. See you Monday!


Ilir Zherka
Executive Director

Even if you believe - as I do - that the proposed legislation will not guarantee us the voice statehood would (and I'm afraid that, if passed, we won't get another shot at full representation for a long time), your voice is still needed in the march. We need to let Congress know that real citizens, who pay all-too-real taxes, are absurdly disenfranchised in the very city in which they work. And maybe folks across the U.S. who aren't aware of our lack of representation will take notice, as well.


  1. Good luck! That is a worthy cause and I hope your voices are heard loud and clear. Let me know what happens.

    You *rock*!


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