I think it's somewhat ridiculous that they don't have a vote but I'm interested in seeing what you all think about it.
The District Deserves A Vote
By Adrian Fenty
Wednesday, November 15, 2006; A21
Last Tuesday Americans across the country flooded their polling places and voted for far-reaching change in our national legislature. Whether it was the war in Iraq or such issues as national security, education, health care and the environment, Americans sent a clear message with their votes that it's time for change.
But the nearly 600,000 Americans living in the District of Columbia were forced to sit on the sidelines and watch as the rest of the nation elected our new Congress. With no voting member of Congress to elect, Washingtonians were again denied participation in American democracy.
As the newly elected mayor of Washington, D.C., I'm concerned about the important issues facing the people of the District. I'm concerned about the families unable to afford health care or housing. I'm concerned about the parents grieving over the loss of daughters and sons in Afghanistan and Iraq. I'm concerned about the children who are being left behind in schools. And I'm outraged that D.C. residents have no vote in the Congress that will decide how to handle these challenges.