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The procedural vote effectively killed the best chance in decades to win the District a full-fledged House member. The city has been denied voting rights in Congress since 1801, making it the only major capital city in the world where citizens are denied a vote in the nation's representative body of government.
Advocates had hoped to resolve what they call a "national disgrace" and the most important civil rights issue of the era.
Originally posted by 420prajna
DC is primarily made up of poor black people. If it were moslty rich white people, I think they would find it easier to be represented federally
Jackson sharply criticized presidential hopeful and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for “acting like he’s white”