: News

Filed Under:

D.C. Vote Mails Petitions

Play associated audio

By Meymo Lyons

The group D.C. Vote has mailed President Barack Obama about 200 pounds worth of petitions asking for a vote for district residents in Congress.

The group, along with D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, sent 12 boxes containing some 41,000 petitions on Wednesday. The group and Norton are also asking the president to say something about a vote for D.C. in his upcoming State of the Union address.

Though Norton represents some 600,000, people she is not allowed to vote on the House floor. A bill she has filed would change that, though it has been stalled.

She said Wednesday she has been working on the bill and is "very close" to a bill she believes can pass.

The president would have to sign the bill. Obama has said in the past he supports the measure.


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
WAMU 88.5

World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.