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Mayor, Council On Hill For Voting Rights

D.C. Council members canceled and postponed hearings today to make their way to the Hill to watch the Senate debate the D.C. voting rights bill that could give the city its first seat in the House of Representatives.

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) has scheduled a press conference for this afternoon to address what could be the beginning of the end of the longtime campaign for voting rights.

More than a year ago, Fenty and eight council members traveled to New Hampshire to talk to local legislators about pushing the state's U.S. senators to reverse their opposition to voting rights.

In 2007, Republicans blocked a vote on a similar bill.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  February 24, 2009; 11:43 AM ET
Categories:  Voting Rights  
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