Who Cares About DC?

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Who Cares About DC? is a non-profit documentary film about democracy in the nation's capitol, about voter supression, voting rights and what it means to be a citizen of the United States of America where the right to vote is fundamental in our democracy, but under attack in many places in the US.

The District of Columbia is treated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Republican caucus in Congress.

The District’s local government enacts laws and creates programs to spend its own locally-generated tax revenues to benefit its residents. But, Congress must review and approve or deny any such laws, unlike any of the fifty states. And, if they fail to act within a 30-day review period, they create budget riders to keep the District’s laws from being implemented, from spending its own money for its residents.

And, DC residents cannot appeal to or unelect Congressmembers who decide that they can do a better job of governing the District than the District’s Council and Mayor.

DC residents pay more income taxes than residents of 20 states, but have no representation in Congress or the Senate. That’s why DC license plates read, “Taxation without representation.” It should read, "NO Taxation Without Representation.”

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