Testimony of John Forster, 5/19/2004, Activities Coordinator, Committee for the Capital City Before the District of Columbia City Council, Subcommittee on Public Interest, on Proposed DC City Council Resolution PR 15-855Testimony of John Forster Activities Coordinator, Committee for the Capital City Before the District of Columbia City Council Subcommittee on Public Interest, on Proposed DC City Council Resolution PR 15-855May 19, 2004Sense of the Council in Support of Voting Rights Advancement in the Congress of the United States Resolution of 2004Thank you Mr.Chairman for your leadership in calling for this important hearing.On behalf of the Board of Directors and membership of the Committee for the Capital City, I speak in support of the resolution before this Committee today.
It is important for the City Council to encourage Congress to support any incremental step that leads us further along the path of full democracy and equal rights for the people of the District of Columbia.
DC residents are virtually unanimous in their support for voting representation in the House and Senate and for home rule.
We believe that the resolution as currently drafted is flexible enough to support full voting rights in the House without precluding the possibility of congressional legislation that may go further.
The Committee for the Capital City is the leading citizen organization supporting both H. 3907 The District of Columbia Voting Rights Restoration Act of 2004 by Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), and H. 381, The District of Columbia Maryland Reunion Act by Ralph Regula (R-OH).
Brook Park Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the City of Brook Park, is proud to promote the Brook Park Salutes America Flag Program, which began in 2012.