D.C. voting rights protest planned on the Hill

D.C. Vote, the advocacy group dedicated to establishing congressional representation for the District, is planning a protest on Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon.

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Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown are scheduled to testify about District spending in front of a D.C. House subcommittee. In response, D.C. Vote plans the protest to "challenge our opponents to free DC's local budget from congressional interference."

Called a protest for "Home rule and local budget control," D.C. Vote slammed the House subcommittee:

"Subcommittee members say they want to 'help' DC with fiscal responsibility, though Congress couldn't even pass a final budget for this year, and the Mayor's proposal is balanced, once again."

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