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DC Vote Takes Effort On The Road

DC Vote, the advocacy group that took a hit this week when Congressional leaders said they would abandon the latest effort to get voting rights for the District, is heading out of town to spread the word about the city's status in Congress and the gun amendment.

Executive director Ilir Zherka said the group is targeting Mississippi, which is represented by Rep. Travis Childers, a proponent of the gun amendment that was placed on the most recent DC voting rights bill.

The group will place ads on the radio and in "niche print" to get the message out, Zherka said, adding that Nevada will also be targeted. Sen. John Ensign (R-Nevada) attached the gun amendment to the Senate version of the voting rights legislation.

"We're going down to Mississippi and Nevada and make sure their constituents know what they're up to," he said.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  June 12, 2009; 11:18 AM ET
Categories:  Voting Rights  
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The District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009 not constitutional. Congress cannot create a separate but unequal congressional district because it violates the due process clause of the 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution. Instead of wasting their time trying to get a meager 1/3 representation, DC Vote should be advocating for a Constitutional Amendment. That way when DC Vote goes to states they'll have something more meaningful to advocate.

Posted by: DC_51 | June 12, 2009 7:41 PM | Report abuse

I don't know what "niche" print is, but I like the idea that they're actually taking aim at these folks.

Posted by: ravensfan20008 | June 12, 2009 7:50 PM | Report abuse

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