Let Them Vote

Posted January 26, 2005 at 6:39pm

Let Them Vote. In their perennial call for voting rights for residents of Washington, D.C., Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) will reintroduce legislation today that, if passed, would give District residents the same Congressional voting representation as if they lived in a state.[IMGCAP(1)]

Lieberman and Norton will discuss the No Taxation Without Representation Act of 2005 today at a 10 a.m. news conference in Room 189 of the Russell Senate Office Building.

They will be joined by Ilir Zherka, executive director of the local advocacy group DC Vote, who will discuss a new national poll his organization released Tuesday that found an overwhelming number of Americans favor equal voting rights for D.C. Also in attendance will be District resident and Iraqi war veteran Emory Kosh and Andy Shallal, an Iraqi-born D.C. businessman.

— John McArdle