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Taxation Without Representation

This being Tax Day and all, it figures that D.C. Vote would pop up with more stunts to gain attention for its push for congressional representation in the District. The group is passing out wooden nickles -- at Union Station, the Senate Building and the National Capitol Post Office -- with the "Taxation Without Representation" design that was rejected by the U.S. Mint for the city's special quarter. Also, D.C. Vote is asking residents from Montana, Oregon, Nebraska, Kansas, New Hampshire and Mississippi to call their senators, who have blocked legislation aimed at giving the District a House vote from receiving consideration in the Senate. To make things easier, D.C. Vote has even provided sample "call scripts" so these callers know what to say when they make a connection with an uninterested Senate aide who answers the phone. You're skeptical that this will work? Well, keep in mind that Hayden Panettiere is on board. The script is after the jump.

DC Voting Rights Act - Sample Call Scripts
I am a [your home state] voter . I'm calling to tell Senator _______ to support the DC House Voting Rights Act (S. 1257). I believe that taxation without representation is wrong and this bill should be passed.


I am a [your home state] voter. I'm calling to tell Senator _______ to stop his/her filibuster and vote for the DC House Voting Rights Act (S. 1257). All Americans deserve representation in Congress.


I am a veteran and a [your home state] voter. I'm calling to tell Senator _______ to support the DC House Voting Rights Act (S. 1257). Thousands of veterans living in our nation's capitol do not have representation in Congress. Veterans have died defending democracy on foreign lands. They should not be denied democracy at home.


I am a member of [organization] and a [your home state] voter. I'm calling to tell Senator _______ to stop his/her filibuster of the DC House Voting Rights Act (S. 1257) and support the bill.

By David A Nakamura  |  April 15, 2008; 11:37 AM ET
Categories:  David Nakamura , Voting Rights  
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