For Immediate Release Bipartisan agreement should bring voting rights to DC residents

Posted on May 11, 2006

Common Cause strongly supports the D.C. Fair and Equal House Voting Rights Act, legislation that would give District of Columbia residents a full vote in Congress.

We applaud Representatives Tom Davis (R-VA) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) for working together to bridge the partisan divide and do the right thing: give more than a half million Americans in the District of Columbia a voting representative in the House. Rep. Norton has worked for many years to ensure that the District's citizens have the same rights as all Americans. We commend Rep. Davis for developing a creative and bipartisan approach to an injustice that has festered since the early days of this nation.

Common Cause has been a longtime supporter of voting rights and home rule for the District and will work over the coming months to help pass this legislation.

Office: Common Cause National

Issues: Voting and Elections

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

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