Petition 81324

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District of Columbia (81324-C1-R9999)

A proposed resolution:

Congressional Voting Representation for the District of Columbia

Whereas, the United Methodist Church has long advocated representative democracy as the political system most consistent with Christian faith, and
Whereas, that conviction is expressed in our Social Principles which declare that “The strength of a political system depends upon the full and willing participation of its citizens,” and
Whereas, the citizens of the District of Columbia continue to be denied voting representation in the Congress of the United States of America, and
Whereas, it is morally intolerable that these citizens do not currently have the right to elect national legislators who make the laws under which they, too, must live,
Be It Resolved, that The United Methodist Church declares its support for Congressional voting representation for the District of Columbia and urges United Methodists who are citizens of the United States to express this support in whatever ways they can, and
Be It Further Resolved, that the General Board of Church and Society should act on this concern as a matter of high priority.