DC voting rights activists, including members from DC Vote and the District’s delegation to the DNC plan to air a one-minute spot before Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton speaks to the convention tomorrow.
DC Vote stuck to DC roots for the, “Demand the Vote,” which is a go-go song performed by local artist Joe L. Da Vessel and band Melodic.
DC Vote and DC’s political leaders have been working closely to push their issue to the fore — although the issue has gained less traction in Congress this year than last year when a measure to grant a new Congressional seat to the District and another one to Utah passed the House, before dying in the Senate.
Holmes Norton is allowed to vote in committee but not on final measures that make it to the floor of the House. The District’s delegation will also be protesting outside the convention, Wednesday, and canvassing local delegation breakfasts throughout the week, calling for full voting rights for the District.
— Tom LoBianco, Maryland political reporter, The Washington Times