Post Tagged with: "voting rights"

KEENAN SAMWAY/THE HOYA A Nov. 5 lawsuit filed by 11 Washington, D.C. voters against the federal government alleges that the District's lack of voter  representation is unconstitutional.

DC Residents Sue for Voting Rights, Seek Congressional Representation

Eleven Washington, D.C. residents filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that the lack of representation for D.C. residents in Congress violates constitutional provisions. The lawsuit, filed Nov. 5, names 10 plaintiffs, all of whom are D.C. residents, and was filed in conjunction[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DILLON: How ‘Vote’ Became a 4-Letter Word

DILLON: How ‘Vote’ Became a 4-Letter Word

I am struck by the fact that as recently as 47 years ago — within my lifetime — the franchise was restricted to those 21 years of age and older. On July 1, 1971, the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution extended the right to vote to those 18 years and[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

2 Students Appointed to Inaugural Puffin Fellowship Program

Voting rights activists Valencia Richardson (LAW ’20) and Maydee Martinez (COL ’18) accepted appointments Jan. 23 to join the inaugural Puffin Fellows program, a fellowship from the Andrew Goodman Foundation that focuses on expanding voting access. The foundation was founded in 1966 by the parents of civil rights and voting[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

DC Councilmember Introduces Bill Inspired By High School Student

Inspired in part by a proposal from high school student Nicholas Stauffer-Mason, D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) introduced the D.C. Voting Rights Notification Act of 2016, which would require Washington, D.C., to notify released felons of their reinstated right to vote, on April 5. The act proposes mandating that[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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If the new law passes, 16-year-olds would be welcomed to voting booths in the District of Columbia, like those at local Georgetown polling place Duke Ellington School of the Arts, pictured.

Bill Aims to Lower Voting Age

District of Columbia Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) has introduced a bill that would lower the voting age from 18 to 16 for municipal and federal elections held in Washington, D.C. Councilmembers David Grosso (I-At Large) and Brianne Nadeau (D-Ward 1) are co-sponsoring the bill. Even if the council passes[Read More…]

by November 10, 2015 1 comment City News, News - Top

DC Statehood

As students from across the country and globe flood the streets of Washington, D.C. in anticipation of a new academic year at one of the District’s numerous colleges and universities, they may be unaware that their West Georgetown neighbors, D.C. Public Schools elementary school tutees in Ward 7 and many[Read More…]

by September 4, 2015 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

Fresh Take on Voting Rights

It looks like citizens of the District of Columbia won’t garner congressional representation any time soon. Though a bill that would grant a vote to D.C. in Congress has stalled once again, we believe D.C. should continue to work toward this objective. But the plan of attack should change. Many[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments Opinion

House Delegate Talks District Voting Rights

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) addressed the College Democrats and other members of the Georgetown community on the prospect of D.C. residents obtaining a voting representative in the near future Tuesday evening. Currently in her 10th term as the District’s congressional representative, Norton has put the fight for voting rights[Read More…]

by April 16, 2010 0 comments City News, News