Monday, September 22, 2008

Demand the Vote - The Music Video (Full Version)

We teased the DNC with a sneak preview ... but now, ladies and gentleman, the full length music video "Demand the Vote"

Performed by local artists Joe L. Da Vessel and band Melodic, the video was produced by DC Vote in conjunction with D.A.A.S. Wuz Up Entertainment and directed by Wes at G-Light Films.

For more info, and to download a high resolution version of the video, click here.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Republican Champions of DC Voting Rights

In September 2007, eight Republican senators voted in favor of the DC House Voting Rights Act. They stood up for civil rights and now stand on the right side of history. Senator Olympia Snowe is one of those senators.

The Stars are Aligning

That's right folks, at the DNC there was a good deal of star power coming out to bat for DC Voting Rights and the same is true here in St. Paul.

Jon Voight agreed to snap a picture with Abe. And, while he only did this without stopping his walk down the hall, we like to think that's because he's the kind of guy who doesn't stop until the job gets done.

You can't hear his famous voice through the screen, but here's Kojo Nnamdi (of WAMU 88.5 FM fame) also at the Xcel Energy Center. Eugene taped an interview with Kojo in Denver and then last night in St. Paul.

Taxation Without Representation

It seemed only fitting that yesterday morning's DC delegation breakfast was a one-two-punch of important issues. First, Grover Norquist, the influential conservative who heads the organization Americans for Tax Reform, spoke to the delegation about taxation. Then, Eugene D. Kinlow, DC Vote Outreach Director, presented to the group about taxation without representation. The DC delegation, as previously noted, is already organized around the issue. Many delegates picked up swag bags of palm cards and bumper stickers to pass out to delegates from other states and start conversations throughout the day.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina

In April 2007, Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina's Second District voted against the DC House Voting Rights Act. Tonight, he and Abe Lincoln had some good face time.

Maybe now that he knows that the namesake of the Party of Lincoln supports DC voting rights, he'll consider chaning his stance next time around.

In case you missed the Republican You Tube questions...

Last November, a number of local DC Republicans posed questions to the GOP presidential candidates. In case you missed them -- they're all available here.

Rober Kabel, Chairman of the DC Republican Committee, had an especially straightforward question:

Republicans for DC Voting Rights

The DC delegation to the Republican convention has come to the Twin Cities with a clear sense of purpose on DC voting rights. As detailed by the Washington Times and in DC Convention Chair Jim Katdke's blog, they came to Minnesota with a mission to include support for the DC House Voting Rights Act into the national Republican platform. While their efforts were not as successful as they had hoped, all the DC delegates we've met have reiterated their commitment to working for DC voting rights.

Pictured here are (left to right): Eugene Kinlow (DC Vote Outreach Director), Ambassador Tom Korologos, Secretary Ann Korologos, Robert Kabel (Chairman of the DC Republican Committee), and Craig Max.

All the action isn't in hotels and convention halls. Not at all. DC Republican and Alternate Delegate to the convention, Patrick Mara, hit the streets with DC Vote this afternoon. We made friends of the two-legged and four-legged variety. Now that's what I call successful outreach!

A Grand Old Party for DC Voting Rights in the Twin Cities

That's right folks -- DC Vote has landed in the Twin Cities of the Land of 10,000 Lakes. We have seen the Rockies and now we are trooping across the prairie, bringing our message of taxation without representation. We spoke to a gander of Democrats last week, and this week, we're chatting up a gaggle of Republicans.

We tried to reach First Lady Laura Bush, but for some reason, this video feed only worked one-way. Alas and anon.