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DC Vote Calls For 'No Taxation' License Plate On Presidential Limo

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The DC Vote petition calls for the Presidential Limousine to carry a District "No Taxation Without Representation" license plate.
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The DC Vote petition calls for the Presidential Limousine to carry a District "No Taxation Without Representation" license plate.

The advocacy group DC Vote is launching a petition effort on the White House website to request the DC's "Taxation Without Representation" license plate be put on the Presidential limousine.

The symbolic statement of the motto on the license plate — a tradition President Bill Clinton started and was later discontinued by President George. W. Bush — has become in the minds of many D.C. activists, a litmus test for a president's commitment to District voting rights.

So far, President Obama chosen not to use the motto for the license plate of his presidential limo, but activists are now hoping to convince the White House through its "We the People" website.

That's where anyone can submit a request to White House. And if the petition gathers more than 25,000 online signatures, the administration has to respond.

DC Vote's James Jones says the petition will ask the White House to start using the "taxation without representation" plate in time for the presidential inauguration and parade.

Jones says the effort will also help raise awareness about D.C.'s lack of autonomy.

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