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Congress / Washington, DC Rep. Amendment Debate #55307

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 22, 1978
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(Studio) Senator's upcoming vote on constitutional amendment to allow DC residents voting representative in Congress noted. House approval of amendment reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details given about issues of DC's representative in Congress, include issue of city's black population. Arrival of Coretta King, widow of Martin Luther King, Junior, and her father-in-law Martin Luther King, Senior, in Washington, DC to lobby for amendment approval reported [Mrs. KING - sees this as continuing struggle of Selma, Alabama, to give voting rights to disenfranchised.] Republican support of DC Representative Walter Fauntroy, due to increase black Republican vote in cntry.,noted. [FAUNTROY - is sure some will oppose amendment because of race, but thinks number is small.] Opponents' statement of reason for position, that DC is unique, stated. [Senator William SCOTT - looks on Washington, DC as "co. town"; says bus. of Washington, DC is government] Outlook for amendment given.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Studio) Washington, DC voting rights history outlined. City's mayor's name noted as Washington.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Farmer, Don;
Reynolds, Frank

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