All DC voters should have received this in the mailEleanor Holmes Norton town meeting on DC democracy, featuring Tony Williams and Linda Cropp, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. In her Fall 2000 newsletter, Norton mentions the recent Supreme Court ruling, as well as her initiatives to give DC budget and legislative autonomy, a non-resident federal tax credit reverting to the District and a vote for DC Delegate (she calls this "Virtual Statehood").
Dave Schwartzmans says, "We should all go prepared (our proposals and literature). Since we stand for real not virtual statehood, I suggest we use this forum to give our constructive critique of Norton's record and project our vision and strategy. (Ralph should come too!) Besides her complicity in the creation of a non-elected Control Board and a partially elected School Board, she has failed to use her office and voice to organize DC residents in their struggle to gain their human rights. Just imagine if our Delegate joined the Democracy 7, as well as embarrassed the State Department in foreign capitals around the world by exposing the gross violations of human rights, political, social and economic, in the jurisdiction she represents. P.S. Mayor Williams and Cropp should also be put on the spot for their craven cooperation with the Control Board and neoliberal policies in general.I think Williams and Cropp should also be put on the spot for their craven cooperation with the Control Board and neoliberal policies in general." Scott says, "Sounds like Eleanor, Tony, and Linda are getting nervous about the Nader Super Rally for DC statehood, especially the 10,000-plus people that showed up."