Monday, February 8, 2016 | Slate.com | Laura Moser
Once again, education barely came up in the GOP debate Saturday night, save when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie bragged about his battles with teachers unions and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz blasted President Obama for “abusing executive power using Race to the Top funds in the Department of Education to force [the Common Core standards] in the states.” (Race to the Top ended last year, but who’s counting?)
Saturday, February 6, 2016 | Citizen-Times | Mark Barrett
Eleventh District U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows has filed a bill to allow parents to get most of Washington, D.C., schools' revenue in the form of vouchers to be spent at any school they want. But the district's representative in the House, Democratic U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, says it "violates (Meadows') own tea party principles" favoring local control over local issues and promises to fight its passage.
Friday, February 5, 2016 | Washington Post (DC) | Perry Stein
Legislation introduced in both chambers of Congress would force Washington, D.C. to use local taxpayer money to fund a school voucher program that many city officials have long said they oppose.
DC United Brings Attention DC's Unjust Democratic Status With 2016 Jersey, Unprecedented in American Pro Sports
Thursday, February 4, 2016 | DC Vote - Press Release
Join DC Vote at the DC United Game! Come out September 24 to cheer on DC United against Orlando! We have reserved seating for DC Vote fans and a pre-game tailgate!
Poll: District Residents Overwhelmingly Back Action to Carry Out Voter-Passed Laws Blocked by Congress
Thursday, January 28, 2016 | DC Vote - Press Release
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Statement from DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry Concerning Senator Ted Cruz's Latest Anti-DC Legislation
Thursday, January 21, 2016 | DC Vote - Press Release
Thursday, January 7, 2016 | Townhall.com | Katie Pavlich
Congressman David Schweikert (R - Ariz.) plans to introduce legislation Thursday that if passed will require Washington D.C., an area that functions as a ward of the federal government, to recognize and honor concealed carry permits from all 50 states. The D.C. Personal Protection Reciprocity Act will do three main things: 1) require D.C. to recognize out of state concealed carry permits 2) require D.C. to approve concealed carry applications of recently relocated individuals who lawfully hold concealed carry permits in the states where they moved from
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 | Smithsonian.com | Roger Catlin
Today as cranes dot the Washington, D.C., skyline and new buildings open almost monthly, rapid gentrification and rebuilding is changing the landscape and demographics of the Nation’s Capital. Visitors to the federal district, whose growing population is now greater than either that of Wyoming or Vermont, often remark how much Washington, D.C. has changed in the last decade.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | DC Vote - Press Release
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | WAMU Radio (DC) | Martin Austermuhle
It's been a year since D.C. residents overwhelmingly voted to legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, but Congress is again blocking any further efforts to permit retail sales of the drug in the nation's capital. Tucked in a 2,000-page must-pass spending bill is a provision that would prohibit the city from spending any money to "enact any law, rule, or regulation to legalize or otherwise reduce penalties associated with the possession, use, or distribution of any schedule I substance," which includes marijuana.