The District of Columbia has no voting representative in the United States Congress who was elected by the residents of the District.
Because the wording in the US Constitution requires that "The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, . . ." - The District of Columbia is not a state.
Should the people who live in DC be denied the right to have an elected representative who can vote in the House of Representatives?
The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Will be discussing this problem Tomorrow, May 15, 2007.
U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Title: Equal Representation in Congress: Providing Voting Rights to the District of Columbia
Time (EST): 10:00 AM
Place: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rm. 342
The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch , Senator , U.S. Senate
The Honorable Tom Davis , U.S. House of Representatives
The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton , U.S. House of Represenatatives
The Honorable Adrian Fenty , Mayor , District of Columbia
The Honorable Jack Kemp , Founder and Chairman , Kemp Partners
Wade Henderson , President and Chief Executive Officer , Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Viet D. Dinh , Professor of Law , Georgetown University Law Center
Jonathan R. Turley , J. B. And Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law , The George Washington University Law School
Findmore info on the DC Voting Rights Web Site.
Read my post from March 2007 at greensboropeerpressure.