Campus Notebook: D.C. in Pictures

Posted November 25, 2009 at 3:12pm

Local voting rights group DC Vote will unveil an hourlong documentary Wednesday that features former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), Chris Matthews and a long list of local politicians.

[IMGCAP(1)]The film, “Un-Natural State,— emphasizes D.C.’s unique position as the only jurisdiction in the United States where residents don’t have a vote in Congress. Produced by local filmmakers Kirk Mangels and Brad Mendelsohn, the documentary will be shown Wednesday at the Avalon Theatre. Tickets are $25 and the show starts at 8 p.m.

The screening comes as the D.C. House Voting Rights Act is stuck in neutral. The bill, which would give D.C. a full House seat, passed the Senate but has stalled in the House because of a poison pill amendment that would change D.C.’s gun laws. Proponents of the bill are now trying to attach it to a must-pass spending bill, but so far, they have been unsuccessful.

On Wednesday, Davis will discuss his attempts to get D.C. a vote while he was in Congress, and the filmmakers will answer questions after the screening.

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