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.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 | DC Vote - Press Release | James Jones, Communications Director
Senate Hearing Examines Last Shutdown as DC Implements Budget Autonomy Law The District of Columbia has local budget autonomy under the law that became effective January 1, 2014. Normal operations of the District government will no longer be effected in the event of a federal shutdown.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 | DC Vote - Press Release | James Jones, Communications Director
The GAO opinion is the legal view of one federal agency and is in no way binding upon the District or any District official. The opinion is just that – an opinion -- and does nothing to undermine the budget law, or reverse the vote of the people of the District that gave rise to the law.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 | DC Vote - Press Release | James Jones, Communications Director
“I hope the constituents of members who seek to impose their personal political agenda on the people of the District of Columbia are aware how their representative spends their time in Washington,” said DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry. “Supporters of this bill will score political points with special interest groups by proposing that the federal government undermine the rights of people in DC to control their own local tax dollars.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 | DC Vote - Press Release | James Jones, Communications Director
A new DC budget law that was initiated by a ballot referendum to amend DC’s home rule charter backed by 83 percent of District voters went into effect at midnight, January 1, 2014. The new law modifies the District’s budget process by allowing the District government to appropriate and spend local tax dollars, without having to wait for enactment of a federal DC spending bill.
Friday, November 8, 2013 | DC Vote - Press Release | James Jones, Communications Director
Veteran’s Day in DC is not only an opportunity to honor those who fought to defend our country, but also to recognize that District military personnel proudly served, fought and died but have always returned home as second-class citizens. Every District veteran that returned home continued to live as an American without a voting member in the national legislature. DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry is proud to join DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton as she honors two distinguished DC’s veterans on Veteran’s Day.
Veteran’s Day in DC is not only an opportunity to honor those who fought to defend our country, but also to recognize that District military personnel proudly served, fought and died but have always returned home as second-class citizens. Every District veteran that returned home continued to live as an American without a voting member in the national legislature. DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry is proud to join DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton as she honors two distinguished DC’s veterans on Veteran’s Day.
Veteran’s Day in DC is not only an opportunity to honor those who fought to defend our country, but also to recognize that District military personnel proudly served, fought and died but have always returned home as second-class citizens. Every District veteran that returned home continued to live as an American without a voting member in the national legislature. DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry is proud to join DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton as she honors two distinguished DC’s veterans on Veteran’s Day.
Legislation included in the Continuing Resolution advanced by Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton that will allow the District to spend local tax dollars for the entire 2014 fiscal year, along with the implementation of the District’s new local budget law, means DC should never again be caught up in a federal shutdown fight.
Today, DC Vote along with three other organizations delivered a letter to Mayor Vincent C. Gray and each member of the DC Council calling on the government to spend local tax dollars during the shutdown. The District is currently funding many government functions using special local contingency funds that have already been appropriated. Those funds are expected to be exhausted in the coming days and the District has already been forced to fund some programs and not others.

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