DC Vote Wakes Up John Boehner

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If you’re really passionate about wresting control of your city from Congress…why not organize a protest at Speaker John Boehner’s apartment, at 7:30 in the morning? Via The Hill:

The protest, organized by the voting rights group DC Vote, reflects a new, more aggressive approach to objecting to congressional influence over the city. Last week, nearly a dozen demonstrators were thrown out of a House hearing on an abortion measure after staging a silent protest…

“It is a shift in strategy,” said Leah Ramsay, a spokeswoman for the group. “We’ve played the inside game on the Hill for years. We came very close to having our delegate in Congress become a full voting member.”

“It’s time to get more aggressive. There’s no other way to look at it, as we see it,” she said.

Capitol Police prevented the protesters from hand-delivering a letter to Boehner on Thursday and police formed a barricade for the new Republican Speaker to walk behind as demonstrators asked him, “Why are you treading on D.C.?” according to Ramsay.