Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fundraiser for Not Your District PAC, fighting for DC voting rights (and against those who try to take them away) today at Local 16

The Not Your District PAC, a new political action committee that aims to support Representative and Senators who believe in equal rights for DC (and oppose those who don't) is holding a happy hour tonight at Local 16. The organization is also running a fundraising campaign online.

The effort was spurred by actions such as Maryland's Rep. Andy Harris, who has repeatedly tried (and mostly succeeded) to block DC laws like the legalization of marijuana -- in that case, DC voters overwhelmingly approved the referendum. Other Members of Congress have blocked DC laws in the past about abortions, birth control, needle exchanges and forced the city to spend its money in other ways -- money that was raised locally through taxes. It's absurd and offensive, that other Members of Congress can block local laws while the residents of those places pay taxes but have no vote in Congress.

There was also a boycott started of Harris's district, which includes Ocean City, Maryland. Others started a campaign to not allow him in DC businesses.
Here's more about tonight's happy hour:

On behalf of the entire Not Your District PAC team, I would like to invite you to join us for happy hour tomorrow evening at Local 16. We have a reserved space on the roof deck with 10% of the proceeds being donated to help defend D.C.'s right to home rule. Come out to meet the team and hear more about our plans for the 2016 election season. 
Event details:
What: Not Your District PAC Benefit Happy HourWhen: Thursday, May 28; 6:00 PM to 10:00 PMWhere: Roof Deck of Local 16; 1602 U St., NWClosest Metro station: U Street 
Local 16 is offering our guests happy hour food and drink specials until 10 pm.Suggested donation: $20

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