Fifth Grader Calls for D.C. Voting Rights
March 17, 2009 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
In February, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise visit to the Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. During the visit, a fifth grader named Karen asked President Obama why Washington, D.C., doesn't have voting representation in Congress.
In this video, Karen talks about her conversation with the president and explains why the issue of D.C. voting rights matters to her.
A bill that will give Washington, D.C., a full-voting member in the House of Representatives for the first time passed the Senate in February and is expected to come up for a vote in the House in the coming weeks.
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