Block the bridges into D.C.?
A D.C. candidate vying for a seat in Congress says federal lawmakers need to know how serious the city is about achieving statehood.
Doug Sloan, who's aiming to replace Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, tells WTOP that blocking bridges and commuter routes into Washington for a day would be a guaranteed attention-grabber, forcing Capitol Hill to pay attention.
Sloan says the nation's capital needs full voting representation for its disenfranchised residents. He says residents need to become more vocal, more proactive and more involved.
The congressional hopeful says the House is considering statehood for Puerto Rico and should do the same for the District of Columbia. Sloan says residents are shortchanged of the same rights, privileges and liberties as other citizens.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post editors
| May 14, 2010; 3:05 PM ET
Tags: Congress, District of Columbia voting rights, Eleanor Holmes Norton, House, Puerto Rico, United States Congress, Washington DC
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