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Democratic Candidate for
US (Shadow) Senator in the
September 10, 2002, Primary Election
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DENY OUR RIGHTS,
WHO IS FIGHTING
SENATOR PAUL STRAUSS, THAT’S WHO!
|The citizens of Washington DC pay
federal taxes. We serve our country in the military. We work hard,
and we obey federal laws. But we are denied that most basic of
American rights: to be represented in the Congress. The same
Congress than can overturn our city's laws and change our local
budget at whim.
That's wrong. And it's why DC voters created the non-paid
office of Shadow Senator to lobby the U.S. Senate on DC's behalf.
Our Shadow Senator Paul Strauss fights for us when the District's
fate is being debated in Congress.
Throughout his first term, Paul has been battling a hostile
Republican Congress to fight for our civil rights — a tough job
when DC's interests are constantly under attack.
|Paul protests Taxation without representation at the
2002 Tax Day protest.
HE’S GETTING RESULTS
Imagine running a Senate office with no salary, no money for
staff and no vote. Impossible? Look what Paul Strauss has achieved
through hard work and persistence.
- Paul Strauss fought for and won the first Senate DC budget
bill without right-wing social policy mandates on our city
since the Republican taxover in 1994.
- Working with Eleanor Holmes Norton, Paul Strauss helped
organize for the first Senate Committee hearing on a DC voting
rights bill since 1993.
- Paul Strauss focused worldwide media coverage on DC's lack
of voting rights and statehood by orchestrating numerous
"Taxation without Representation" protests.
- He raised private funds to run a constituent service office
that helps DC residents with local concerns; and staffed it by
implementing a unique internship/job program to get young
people involved in the voting rights issue and serving the
- Paul Strauss helped stop Congress from repealing our gun
control laws and imposing the death penalty on District
residents against the wishes of DC voters.
WHENEVER THE SENATE
DEBATED ISSUES AFFECTING OUR CITY
WHENEVER THE VOTING RIGHTS MOVEMENT NEEDED A LEADER
PAUL HAS BEEN THERE — FIGHTING FOR US.
Paul and DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton address some young
RE-ELECT SHADOW SENATOR
FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHTS,
FIGHTING FOR OUR CITY
|"Our city is lucky to have Paul
fighting for DC's interests on Capitol HIll. His work has made a
real difference in improving our city. I'm proud to support
him!" – Ward 4 Councilmember Adrian Fenty
"Senator Paul Strauss really cares about our
neighborhoods east of the river. He never runs away from the issues
that affect us. His work on behalf of our children and youth is
above reproach." – Ward 8 Councilmember Sandy Allen
"Statehood Senator Paul Strauss . . . We thank you for
what you have done on behalf of this cause!" – US Senator
Joe Lieberman, May 23, 2002, US Senate Committee hearing on DC
OUR SHADOW U.S. SENATOR PAUL STRAUSS
IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10.
FIRST ON THE BALLOT!
Committee to Re-Elect US Senator Paul Strauss
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
#900 South Building
Washington, DC 20004
Paid for by the Committee to Re-Elect US Senator
Paul Strauss, Richard J. Bianco Treasurer. A copy of our report is on
file with the Office of Campaign Finance
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