Today, LWVDC joined DC Vote and 26 national, regional and local groups in delivering a letter to the United States House of Representatives. This coalition of groups is calling on Congress to respect the local autonomy of Washington DC and end the attacks on self-determination in governance.
Since the beginning of the 115th Congress, three attacks on DC home-rule have been introduced by several Members of Congress. This follows on the heels of more than 25 efforts in 2016. Introduced under the guise of oversight of the District of Columbia, they are, in fact, direct attacks on the right to equal representation that should be afforded to every DC resident.