“Pareto optimality”, “externalities”, “democracy”……. Not just a few fancy economist’s terms, but what Washington D.C. residents and the Nation’s citizens must consider when it comes to deciding on whether the time has come for D.C. to stop playing victim or the role of rebel with a cause. In game theory, pareto optimality simply means a win-win situation (or at least that the majority benefits while no one else becomes worse off). Externalities signifies a particular scenario’s consequences on outliers. Democracy denotes the type of government that values and represents its demographic makeup. A clear consideration of these elements is what I...Read More >
Opponents of the Voting Rights Bill (for example Oversight & Government Reform Committee leadership contender, Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT] – please click here for video link) use the argument that the Constitution only allows for States to have Congressional representation, and thus render a modern-day human right as unconstitutional. This argument defies common sense because:
Times change; that is why the Constitution has been amended 27 times since its conception (for example, accepting the Right to Vote for Women in 1920). When the Constitution was drafted in 1787, Washington D.C. did not have 646,000 residents. Our population today resembles that of five...Read More >
Hi there. Uhm, we want our money back...We paid our Residential Federal Taxes in full and didn’t get our Full Congressional Voting Rights! Is democracy in America satisfaction guaranteed???
Well, I might be speaking for myself, because obviously my fellow Washingtonians are too polite, just like our current Democratic Party Delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton. She has been in office for 23 years and has failed to resolve the Full Congressional Voting Rights issue. It is as if she has not mastered the Art of Complaining to the Right People. Delegate Norton may be a well-liked lady, but she is not getting anything...Read More >
agosto 27 del 2014
Estamos a muy pocos meses de acudir a las urnas y elegir un nuevo gobierno municipal que conduzca el destino de nuestra gran Distrito-Estado, y como ciudadanos responsables tenemos el deber de tomar la mejor decisión que pueda llevar a Washington D.C. por la senda del progreso y bienestar para todos.
No debemos de mostrar cierta apatía frente a temas de gobierno. El 10% de la población de Washington D.C. es latina y sin embargo no hay ni tan solo un miembro hispano en el consejo municipal. Yo soy proponente que el origen étnico de las personas...Read More >
August 31, 2014
Contact: Jorge Talavera, (786) 462-0977, firstname.lastname@example.org
For Immediate Release
Independent candidate in the Washington D.C. Congressional race Monica Carpio has decided to continue in the race for the At-large Delegate seat to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Write-In candidate -- requiring voters to write out her name on the ballot. She is challenging 23-year incumbent Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton. An Ivy-League trained economist with ten years experience in the Federal Government, Monica is also a wife and mother of two native Washingtonians. Having worked internationally and in some of America’s most vibrant cities (e.g. Los Angeles, New...Read More >
Stop: A call to action...
None of us Washingtonians are rightfully represented in our Nation’s Congress, despite the fact that we, as the Nation’s capital, are a most important city. My mission as DC Congresswoman will be to successfully fight for full congressional representation.
But...just how important are we, statistically speaking?
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