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Former D.C. Mayor Barred From Giving Obama Voting Rights Letter

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Pratt was foiled in her efforts to deliver a letter to the White House, expressing her support for D.C. voting rights in Congress. Pratt and Mary Washington, the widow of D.C.'s first elected mayor, were barred by the U.S. Secret Service from delivering the letter Thursday. An officer told them the White House does not accept outside deliveries.

The letter asks President Obama to display the District's "Taxation Without Representation" license plate on his official vehicle, as former President Bill Clinton did. Pratt says she'll get the letter to the president, even if she has to have a pigeon deliver it to him.

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