In many ways, the entire Washington region is a "company town." All of us, not just federal employees and contractors, will be affected by the $100 billion dollar federal budget cuts slated to automatically start in less than five months.
About 100 protesters used Emancipation Day to underscore that the District is still under the thumb of congress. Three protesters, including shadow Sen. Michael Brown, sat in the street and blocked traffic in front of the Senate's Hart Building. They were later arrested.
"Will you represent us?" It's a question that D.C. residents may have grown tired of asking of lawmakers. But a new calling campaign urges them to ask that very question to a random sampling Congress members from around the country.
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