Gray Hopes Message Of Inaugural Address Will Apply To District Residents | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Gray Hopes Message Of Inaugural Address Will Apply To District Residents

Play associated audio
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray stopped by the Wilson Building shortly after the address.
Patrick Madden
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray stopped by the Wilson Building shortly after the address.

At City Hall in D.C. today, the goal for the District is visibility.

The plan is to draw attention to D.C.'s lack of autonomy in gestures: the sign outside the Wilson Building viewing stand calling for full democracy, the White House decision to carry the "Taxation Without Representation" license plate on the presidential limo.

And while D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he's happy with all of today's actions, he's hoping the message of President Barack Obama's inaugural address applies to D.C. as well.

"He talked about all of us being created equal in his speech today. And I think that has to be translated into what it means for the people of the District of Columbia," Gray says. "Because, while we all may have been created equal, we're not treated equal in the District of Columbia."

Gray says he wants to President to push for more District autonomy during next month's State of the Union address.

NPR

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
NPR

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
WAMU 88.5

With Protest Against Congressman, Activists Take A Stand For D.C. Home Rule

This protest was presumably about marijuana decriminalization, but home rule seemed to be the overarching theme.
NPR

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

Leave a Comment

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