Campus Notebook: Voting Rights Still an Issue in Norton’s Meetings

Posted July 21, 2010 at 6:35pm

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton will hold the first of what she promises will be a series of open community conversations about Washington, D.C., voting rights tonight.

The Norton in Your Neighborhood Community Conversation will take place at Chatman’s D’Vine Bakery & Cafe (1239 Ninth St. NW) from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The District Democrat promised to start holding the meetings after the D.C. House Voting Rights Act was sunk by a gun rights amendment that was backed by the National Rifle Association and would bar the District from prohibiting people from carrying guns in public.

“The best way to get feedback as we seek to work through the gun bill is to respond to residents’ interest by offering a roadmap of where we were, over what terrain we have come, how we got to where we are today, and the way forward,” Norton said in a statement.

Norton said residents are welcome to raise other federal issues as well.

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