After passing a resolution that the presidential limousine's license plates should be changed to include the phrase "Taxation Without Representation" Tuesday, DC Councilwoman Mary Cheh and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson met with White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs David Agnew Friday to discuss the matter. They brought along the appropriate 800-series plate just in case.
“There’s a deep disappointment and hurt of the people of the District of Columbia about the fact that we have second-class citizenship,” said Cheh in a press release. “I think expressing this to White House officials face-to-face was important, and presented an opportunity to establish a relationship and ally in the federal Executive Branch.”
The council resolution passed unanimously Tuesday asked that the presidential limo bear plates with the phrase that appears on most other DC license plates in time for the inaugural parade Jan. 21 and thereafter.
DC officially adopted the motto in 2000 and President Clinton used tags bearing the phrase late in his second term, according to the press release.
“The District government is working together on how we can advance Home Rule, autonomy, and, ultimately, statehood,” said Chairman Mendelson in a press release. “Opening a friendly line of communication with The White House is certainly a step in the right direction.”
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