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Out of Committee
|| 7/2/2005 || 7:16 pm || Comments Off on Out of Committee || ||

We have a second AP report concerning our amendment!

Foreign Legislators Back D.C. Voting Rights
Saturday July 02, 2005 5:23pm

Washington (AP) – D.C. voting rights advocates have won some international support.

A group of foreign legislators meeting in Washington has approved a measure urging Congress to pass legislation granting D.C. residents full congressional representation.

Today’s vote means the measure likely will be in Tuesday’s final international declaration by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe – a pro-democracy group.

The measure doesn’t have the force of law, but will be included in the document distributed to the 55 member nations of OSCE, including the U.S..

The vote comes one day after more than 100 supporters of D.C. voting rights held at rally at Freedom Plaza to educate the foreign officials, who are meeting nearby.

The measure was introduced by D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.

Again, not very informative, so I hope some news outlets pick up this news bit.



Liberté, égalité, fraternité – OSCE
|| || 10:13 am || Comments Off on Liberté, égalité, fraternité – OSCE || ||

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Video footage from the OSCE Demonstration at Freedom Plaza.

My account of the day:

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Sway with me
|| 7/1/2005 || 2:42 pm || Comments Off on Sway with me || ||

We got an AP report out- excellent :)

D.C. Voting Rights Advocates Hope To Sway International Group
Friday July 01, 2005 2:40pm

Washington (AP) – Supporters of D.C. voting rights are hoping to gain some key international support.

More than 100 people rallied at Freedom Plaza to educate members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which promotes democracy around the world.

The group is holding meetings at a nearby hotel.

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is among those who spoke at the rally. Norton, who can vote in committee but not on the House floor, says D.C. residents are tired of being “outsiders” in their own country.

Norton plans to meet with the international group.

Four voting machines have been set up on Freedom Plaza, surrounded by a chain link fence and yellow signs that read “D.C. Residents Keep Out! By Order of Congress.”

Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.

Not very interesting or very informative, but I am glad it was written. Too bad few outlets picked up this news bit.

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