Monday, March 26, 2007

Ways to help D.C. overturn taxation without representation

For those of you who are interested in helping the citizens of Washington, D.C., get voting representation in Congress, the good people at DC Vote have many suggestions, including, of course, calling your member of Congress (if you have one).

If you live in the metropolitan Washington area -- or you'd like to come see how pretty our city is in the spring -- there's a Voting Rights March on April 16.

The reason the march is being held on April 16? That's D.C. Emancipation Day -- the day in 1862 that Lincoln freed the slaves in the District of Columbia. That happened about a year after the Civil War started, by the way.

Serendipitously, this year April 16 is also the deadline for filing your federal income tax return (the 15th being a Sunday). Not a bad day for raising the issue of taxation without representation.

1 comment:

Joe said...

Is the District of Columbia a state?

Constitutionally, the answer is no. Please frame your "arguments" accordingly.