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Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 01/06/2010

Local activists to ask Obama to talk about voting rights

Community activist Phil Pannell is urging his local committee to join him in asking President Obama to include a nod to District voting rights in his State of the Union address.

Pannell started his Tuesday morning with an e-mail to members of the D.C. Democratic State Committee that he would introduce a resolution at the committee's Thursday meeting to send the president a certified letter with the request.

"Somehow I feel that a barrage of messages to President Obama could possibly receive national attention. At least it is worth a try and we do not have much time to organize to do it," Pannell wrote in his e-mail.

It looks like he's getting support through e-mail chatter. DC Vote was already planning to ask Obama to include a sentence, according to an e-mail from Executive Director Ilir Zherka.

-- Nikita Stewart

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:51 PM ET, 01/06/2010

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