April 1972 - 64th Annual AEU Assembly
WHEREAS, the right of self-government is one of the basic rights in a democracy; and
WHEREAS, the citizens of Washington, D.C., are denied the rights accorded to the citizens of the states including the right to elect their own local government and the right to elect voting representatives to the Congress of the United States; and
WHEREAS, it is only with the help of the actions of people living outside of the District of Columbia that pressure can be put on Congress to vote to establish self-government for the District of Columbia in accordance with a constitution based on the wishes of the District citizens;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the American Ethical Union reaffirms its stand in favor of the citizens of the District of Columbia having the full rights accorded to the citizens of the states including an irrevocable right to have an elected local government and voting representation in Congress, and urges its members to impress upon their congressman their concern with this issue.
Source: AEU 64th Annual Assembly Memo [job07scan]
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