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Federal contract workers protest for seat at the table

Federal contract workers protest for seat at the table

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --Low-wage federal contract workers call on President Obama for more than just a minimum wage increase. They want a way to organize and do their own bargaining.
Caroline Cataldo, Medill News Service
Judge hands DC budget authority back to Congress

Judge hands DC budget authority back to Congress

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) --A judge ruled against DC's budget autonomy charter amendment, through which the city tried to wrest control over budget approval from congressional oversight.
Gabrielle Levy
DC officials decry congressional review of marijuana decriminalization

DC officials decry congressional review of marijuana decriminalization

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) --A House panel continued its consideration of the recent move to decriminalize marijuana possession in Washington, D.C., despite criticism from city officials.
Gabrielle Levy

Lawmakers say Redskins owner Dan Snyder must change team's name

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., told The Hill Monday she believes Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder will be forced to change the team's name.
Conference speakers join push for Washington team to change name

Conference speakers join push for Washington team to change name

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Museum officials, mental-health specialists and politicians say they have joined with an American Indian tribe urging the Washington Redskins to scrap its name.
Trayvon Martin's father tells lawmakers he wants law passed

Trayvon Martin's father tells lawmakers he wants law passed

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- Trayvon Martin's father, Tracy Martin, told lawmakers in Washington Wednesday he wants to see so-called stand-your-ground laws changed to protect children.

Washington mayor seeks new FBI offices

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Federal parkland in the Poplar Point section of Washington could be used for the FBI's new headquarters, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray said.

Gun control advocates rally in Washington

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Thousands of people rallied Saturday in Washington, callling for the return of a ban on the sale of military-style assault weapons.

Rights activist Lawrence Guyot dead at 73

MOUNT RAINIER, Md., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Mississippi-born civil rights activist and lawyer Lawrence Guyot died of heart problems at his home in Maryland, his family said. He was 73.
Congress holds Eric Holder in contempt

Congress holds Eric Holder in contempt

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Congress Thursday voted to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for not turning over documents in to the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation.
D.C. Delegate Norton silenced at abortion bill hearing

D.C. Delegate Norton silenced at abortion bill hearing

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress was barred from speaking during a House hearing on a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks in the district.
D.C's Barry backs off remarks about Asians

D.C's Barry backs off remarks about Asians

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- District of Columbia Councilman Marion Barry backed off disparaging comments he made about owners of Asian businesses, saying it was poor word choice.
Name change proposed for WWI memorial

Name change proposed for WWI memorial

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A Texas Republican has introduced a bill in Congress to rename the District of Columbia World War I Memorial that sits on the Washington Mall.
D.C. budget autonomy bill has abortion ban

D.C. budget autonomy bill has abortion ban

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leader attached an abortion funding ban to a bill that would give Washington budget autonomy.
Congresswoman's vehicle hit by police car

Congresswoman's vehicle hit by police car

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Eleanor Holmes Norton, Washington, D.C.'s, non-voting delegate to the U.S. House, said a police car hit her car in a minor weekend accident. No one was injured.
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Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC, speaks with members of the press with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, at a news conference with Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC, regarding voting rights on the floor of the House in 2005, on January 3, 2005 in Washington. Three D.C. Iraqi veterans were also present. Specialists Marcus Gray, Issac Lewis, and Emory Kosh, said since they fought for Iraqi's to have voting rights, they should as well...(UPI Photo/Michael KIeinfeld)..
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Eleanor Holmes Norton (born June 13, 1937) is a Delegate to Congress representing the District of Columbia. In her position she is able to serve on and vote with committees, as well as speak from the House floor. However, she is not permitted to vote on final passage of any legislation because she is not a full member of Congress.

Eleanor Holmes was born in Washington, D.C. to Coleman Holmes, a civil servant, and Vela Holmes née Lynch, a schoolteacher. She attended Antioch College (B.A. 1960), Yale University (M.A. 1963) and Yale Law School (L.L.B 1964).

While in college and graduate school, Norton was active in the civil rights movement and an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. By the time Norton graduated from Antioch, she had already been arrested for organizing and participating in sit-ins in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Ohio. While in law school, she traveled to Mississippi for the Mississippi Freedom Summer and worked with civil rights stalwarts like Medgar Evers. Norton's first encounter with a recently released, but physically beaten Fannie Lou Hamer forced Norton to bear witness to the intensity of violence and Jim Crow repression in the South. Her time with SNCC inspired her lifelong commitment to social activism and her budding sense of feminism. In the early 1970s, Eleanor Holmes Norton was a signer of the Black Woman’s Manifesto, a classic document of the Black feminist movement.

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