Tuesday, March 27, 2007

March for DC Voting Rights

March to end taxation without representation on Monday, April 16, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. from Freedom Plaza to the United States Capitol. Visit votingrightsmarch.org for more information. Join the march and help bring democracy to Washington DC.

Taxation Without Representation Ringer T-shirt

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Will the President veto democracy for DC?

In today's Washington Post an article announces that it's likely that President Bush will the DC vote bill. The proposed legislation would give DC residents a voting representation in Congress. I was talking a friend who doesn't live in the Washington DC area. Her question was why is DC still taxed without representation in 2007. So I gave her mini-lesson on DC history and the city's struggles over to the years to gain the rights that other federal tax-paying American citizens take for granted. She doesn't understand why lack of democracy hadn't been corrected prior to now. I explained to her that opponents usually will point to the US Constitution, however, I feel it's more about politics. Many Republicans want to keep DC residents from having a voting Congressperson to prevent the Democratic party from having another vote in the House.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Cherry Blossom Festival

This year Washington DC hosts the National Cherry Blossom Festival from March 31 to April 15. Fortunately, the cherry blossoms are expected to be at peak bloom during the first week of the festival (April 1 to April 7). If you're going to see the blossoms for the first time, here's my advice: Take Metro. There won't be a parking space anywhere near the Tidal Basin and the sheer number of pedestrians will make traffic horrendous.

Now's a great time to buy cherry blossom t-shirts to wear to the festival.

Cherry Blossoms White T-Shirt