D.C. Voting Rights at a Crossroad
(Washington Informer) — The decision to pull the D.C. voting rights bill from the agenda of the U.S. House of Representatives by D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton has left the city’s political leadership without a plan, going forward.
An attempt to pass a D.C. voting rights bill with a pro-gun amendment two weeks ago got the support of Norton, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty (D). But one of the city’s most powerful politicians never signed on to the legislation.