We are gathering information to help us better educate our fellow citizens about DC’s lack of representation in Congress and its implications for everyday life. Your answers to our quick survey will be invaluable to our future efforts.
DC residents have no Senators and only one non-voting Delegate in the House of Representatives. And since any Member of Congress can nullify DC’s local laws, DC’s local elected officials’ actions representing their constituents are compromised as well.
Congress has now launched their most aggressive attack on DC in years. Legislation has been introduced to:
1. Overturn DC’s Budget Autonomy which allows local government to control our local budget.2. Gut DC’s Healthcare program, DC Healthlink.3. Prevent DC from instituting taxation and regulation of recreational marijuana.4. Repeal the Death With Dignity Act.5. Block spending of local funds on medical care for low income women seeking abortion care.6. Repeal the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act which prevents employers from taking action against someone based on their personal sexual health decisions.
This proposed legislation will ONLY affect those living in the District of Columbia. In fact, all of the legislation proposed above is normally under the jurisdiction of your State Government and not Congress.
We want to know what you know and what you think about these efforts. Please take a couple minutes to answer the questions in our survey. Thank you.