Today, DC Vote sent a letter to the fifty US Senators who signed a letter to the NFL about the Washington football team name, urging them to support legislation to advance DC autonomy, including a bill to grant DC statehood. The Senators’ May 22 letter to the NFL includes this passage: "The Washington, D.C. football team is on the wrong side of history. What message does it send to punish slurs against African Americans while endorsing slurs against Native Americans?"
Today's ruling by Judge Sullivan to stop DC's new budget autonomy law is unfortunate and disappointing.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 | DC Vote - Press Release | James Jones
DC Vote is proud to have joined the suit filed in DC Superior Court by the DC Council today in support of DC budget autonomy and the will of the people. DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry issued the following statement regarding the filing of the suit.
Statement of DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry Regarding DC Mayor, CFO and AG Opposing Implementation of the District’s Budget Autonomy Law
Friday, April 11, 2014 | DC Vote - Press Release | James Jones
It is deeply disappointing that the District’s Attorney General and Mayor are working to undermine the will of the people – and the budget law – rather than fighting for self-determination and defending our right to budget freedom that was won through the ballot box.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | DC Vote - Press Release | James Jones, Communications Director
State House of Representatives Approves Measure Supporting Equal Rights for DC In a bipartisan vote Thursday, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed House Resolution 21: a bill expressing the sense of the House that DC be granted voting representation in the U. S. Congress. The final vote on the bill was 145-133.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | DC Vote - Press Release | James Jones
DC Vote strongly supports President Obama’s proposed FY2015 budget that for the first time includes legislative language that would grant the District of Columbia greater control over its own local tax dollars, and allow legislation enacted by the city to become effective without Congressional review.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | DC Vote - Press Release | James Jones
DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry issued the following statement today upon the enactment of The Budget Autonomy Litigation Authorization Resolution of 2014. As of January 1, 2014, the Local Budget Autonomy Act of 2012 (D.C. Law 19-321) is the law of the District of Columbia. Nevertheless, certain individuals or entities continue to raise questions about provisions of this legislation. The council resolution passed today authorizes the General Counsel to the Council of the District of Columbia to assert the interests of the Council in defending the legality of the act.
Friday, February 21, 2014 | DC Vote - Press Release | Staff
Thursday, February 20, 2014 | DC Vote - Press Release | James Jones, Communications Director
DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry will travel to Concord, New Hampshire Thursday to testify before the New Hampshire House of Representatives Committee on State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs. The committee is considering New Hampshire House Resolution 21: A resolution expressing support for the right of residents of the District of Columbia to be fully represented in the Congress.
Monday, February 10, 2014 | DC Vote - Press Release | James Jones, Communications Director
DC Vote’s Executive Director Kimberly Perry says election delay would be harmful to the fight for greater democracy. In testimony before the DC Council Committee of the Whole today, DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry urged the DC Council to uphold democracy and support legislation to allow DC voters to elect an Attorney General in November. Perry also called on local officials to fully implement the budget autonomy law. Both measures were overwhelmingly supported by DC voters.