Washington D.C. Votes Matter!

200 years later and D.C. residents still do not have a vote

"No Taxation Without Representation"

"No taxation without representation" is a slogan that was used mainly during the 1750's and 1760's that summarized how the colonist felt when they were getting unfairly taxed by the King of Britain. Today the residents who live in D.C. have no vote in Congress, but they have federal taxes to pay.

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For more than 200 years Washington D.C. residents have not had a voting representative in Congress. The non-voting representative in the House of Representatives for Washington D.C. is Eleanor Holmes Norton.
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Eleanor Holmes Norton is the representative for Washington D.C. in Congress, but she can not vote. She is a non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives.
Eleanor Holmes Norton is important to Congress because she is allowed to speak about ideas that she has about the District of Columbia (D.C.)