Today is both DC Emancipation Day and the big Voting Rights March. It's cold and rainy with predicted wind gusts up to 60 mph, which seems appropriate given what a ridiculously uphill battle it continues to be to get voting representation in Congress for the 600,000 people who live in DC.
Here's why I'm gonna be there despite the tornado-like conditions: I wanna be able to do those "email your Senator" things without getting an error message or putting in a fake zip code! I want my city to have someone to speak for it the next time some Congressman from Texas decides to name all our streets after Ronald Reagan, or to get rid of our gun-control laws!
If you live in DC, you should come to the march too. If you don't, take advantage of your lucky represented-ness and email your Senators to tell them they should support voting rights for DC.