Great Talking Points (or how to impress your friends at AmericanS for self-rule house parties)

Here's some pretty straightforward facts about what is happening - and why it matters:

  • DC - despite having more people than both Wyoming and Vermont, doesn't have federal representation.
  • That means while we pay federal taxes, we have no say in how they are spent (hence, that phrase "Taxation Without Representation" on our license plates.)
  • The House Oversight Committee - chaired by a Republican Congressman from Utah - is vowing to roll back policies we have directly voted for or our City Council has adopted.
  • They are already challenging the Death With Dignity Rule. We know that this a controversial issue, but the Council debated this for over a year and voted 11-2 in support of the bill.
  • Other issues will include legalizing marijuana, rolling back gun control policies that are meant to protect us and allowing us to use DC dollars - not federal dollars - to fund abortions.
  • But, make this personal. Why do you love DC? What makes this place special to you?
  • We can't vote for or against any Congressman who wants to mess with DC rights - but we can give money to support this cause and maybe even oust them from office. This PAC will use those funds wisely to put pressure on those in Congress who are trampling on our city and our residents' rights.
  • After all, shouldn't these Members of Congress spend time worrying about THEIR constituents rather than trying to be the Mayor of our city?
  • Check out more online at: www.americansforselfrule.org

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