Norton Introduces Resolution Honoring D.C. Veterans, Who Served Their Nation Despite Being Denied a Vote And Full Home Rule
Norton Introduces Resolution Honoring D.C. Veterans, Who Served Their Nation Despite Being Denied a Vote and Full Home Rule
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Because District of Columbia veterans uniquely serve without a vote in Congress, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) took two actions to commemorate Veterans Day, which is on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
Norton introduced a resolution recognizing D.C.’s 30,000 veterans and their families, condemning the denial of voting rights in Congress and full home rule for D.C. veterans and their families, and calling for statehood for the District to make D.C. veterans and other residents whole.
Yesterday, she spoke on the House floor in honor of D.C. veterans, and asked Congress to erase taxation without representation. …