In just one week, Congress has launched three different attacks on local laws here in the District of Columbia.
- On January 18th, Senator Marco Rubio decided that while he’s protected in the Capitol Building from gun laws, DC residents don’t deserve the same in their neighborhoods.
- On January 17th, Rep. Chris Smith decided that the women of DC should be treated differently than the women in his home state of New Jersey.
[What they’re referring to here: The House-passed FY 17 D.C. Appropriations bill would prohibit D.C. from spending its local funds on abortion services for low-income women. Something that programs in several blue states already do.]
- On January 12th, Senator James Lankford and Rep. Brad Wenstrup made the decision that even though the DC Council passed a measure on an 11-2 vote before Mayor Bowser signed it, Washingtonians weren’t able to make their own end of life decisions.
In fact, here’s a list of everything they tried to block in DC last year. Everything from siphoning city funding to private schools, to blocking laws preventing discrimination, to those listed above.
Please click the link to send an email to your representatives. Or, since we’re ALL about this now, just call them and tell them to knock that shit off. DC residents deserve to make their own laws and have them respected too.