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This past week, President Barack Obama delivered a remarkable commencement address to the students at Howard University. He had a simple message for the graduates – that every shred of progress we hope to make in America depends on voting.

Guests included: Anise Jenkins from Stand Up! for Democracy in DC / Free DC, U.S. Senator Michael D. Brown and Disrupt DC members.

S. 631 = 42 | H.R. 51 = 227 (minus four - two due to death, one resignation and one withdrawal)

Monday, 12 June 2017 19:17

Educate Congress Day on Capitol Hill

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June 12, 2017

A House committee voted along party lines Monday to scrap right-to-die legislation in the District of Columbia, dealing a blow to local advocates and officials.

By James Wright, AFRO reporter

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz has repeatedly condemned what he describes as an "outrageous increase in the intrusiveness of the federal government." Yet his actions expose his very different and deceptive way of thinking — the power of the federal government should protect the interests of the righteous elite, not the will of the majority.

Washington • Against an outcry of residents and locally elected officials of the nation's capital, a House committee, led by Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, began the first steps to overturn a District of Columbia law to legalize assisted suicide.

The issue of statehood and voting representation for the District of Columbia seeped into the 2016 presidential race this week, when Republican candidate Donald Trump said he wouldn’t mind allowing D.C. to have a vote in the House of Representatives.

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