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Next Overbeck History Lecture: Why DC Has No Vote in Congress

Among all the capital cities of all the democracies in the world, only Washington, DC has no voting representation in its national legislature. How did this happen? And why, after two centuries of trying to rectify the problem, do citizens here still endure taxation without representation?

Local historian and political activist Nelson Rimensnyder will address these questions at an illustrated Overbeck History Lecture on Monday, November 17 at the Naval Lodge Hall.

Rimensnyder is a longtime student of DC history and champion of DC home rule. During his career at the Library of Congress (1970-1975) and then as director of research for the House Committee on the District of Columbia (1975-1992), he compiled what he describes as "the only existing comprehensive archive on the history of the complex DC-Federal relationship." He has been intensively involved in local historic preservation efforts and has served on the boards of the Historical Society of Washington, DC and the Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia, in addition to running as a candidate for DC public office.

The lecture is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Naval Lodge Hall at 330 Pennsylvania Avenue S.E. (Please note this event is scheduled for a MONDAY, not our usual Tuesday.) As always, admission is free but a reservation is required due to limited seating. To reserve, or to request inclusion on our email notification list, please contact us at OverbeckLecture@CapitolHillHistory.org.

Also remember we always welcome your ideas for lecture topics and speakers. Series coordinator John Franzén can be reached at franzen80@franzenco.com.

The Overbeck History Lectures are a project of the Capitol Hill Community Foundation. Please remember CHCF in your charitable giving.

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