Washington Post: The D.C. Council Takes a Stand Against Democracy


July has been a momentous month for D.C. democracy. Last week, the budget-autonomy charter amendment that District voters passed overwhelmingly in April became law. And this month, the D.C. Council held a hearing on a bill that would, for the first time, fund the shadow congressional delegation and commit funds to media and lobbying efforts designed to advance statehood and related issues.

But the council also took an enormous step backward for democracy.

Read the rest of Walter Smith and Sen. Paul Strauss’ op-ed in The Washington Post.

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