Tell Rep. Boehner: Don't Tread On DC!
||Tuesday, January 4, 2011
On January 5, in the first hours of the 112th Congress, Republican leaders in the House of Representatives will likely
silence the DC Delegate's voice in the Committee of the Whole House.
Call the incoming Speaker of the House, Representative John Boehner (R-OH) TODAY at 202.225.6205 and ask him to retain this important piece of DC's participation in the House.
Sample Call Script:
My name is ______ and I'm calling to ask Congressman Boehner [BAY-ner] to retain the DC Delegate vote in the Committee of the Whole.
DC residents pay full federal taxes, fight in wars and serve on juries, but have no voting representative.
It's taxation without representation. The Committee of the Whole is the only voice DC has when all the members of the House meet.
Please tell Congressman Boehner to retain the DC Delegate vote.
Once you've called, please ask friends and family (especially in Ohio) to call also.
For a historical timeline of the District Delegate position, click here.