by Borderstan.com April 21, 2011 at 5:35 am 1,810 0

Are You My Rep, DC voting rights

(Image courtesy of Revolution Messaging)

From Matty Rhoades

A local social media firm called has launched a Facebook group called “Are You My Rep?” to encourage Washingtonians to call members of Congress and ask them to support full voting and representation rights for D.C. citizens.

Read Martin Moulton, #39. Moulton was one of 41 D.C. residents arrested during a sit-down demonstration for D.C. voting rights on April 11.

The Facebook group page, the brainchild of Revolution Messaging, allows you to enter your phone number into a form field, generating a call-back. The call connects participants to a random Congressional office, so they may ask if the Representative is willing to support D.C autonomy or voting rights. Only numbers with a 202 area code will get a call back and then be connected to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

“It’s really ridiculous that Washington, D.C. residents have their own elected government, and yet Congress has the ability to overturn the laws agreed upon by D.C. citizens,” said Courtney Sieloff, senior strategist for Revolution Messaging.

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