Author Archives: Suzanne Perry
June 24, 2011, 3:24 pm
Foundation leaders are not usually known as lawbreakers. But in Washington, some have been writing articles lately with titles like “Confessions of a Jailbird” and “Why I Got Arrested for D.C. Voting Rights.”
The reason: They have been arrested for protesting the District of Columbia’s lack of voting representatives in Congress—and the ability of Congress to overrule its laws and budgets.
“We’re the real Tea Party,” says Trish Vradenburg, vice president of the Vradenburg Foundation, referring to the political group named after the Boston colonists who protested “taxation without representation.” “It’s just outrageous.”
Ms. Vrandenburg, a playwright and television writer, is on the board of DC Vote, a nonprofit that is working to get voting representation for the District in Congress and is planning a White House rally on Saturday.