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How to Go from a Congressman to a "Mayor"

by Kymberly Bays, published

Residents of Washington D.C. came up with a clever response to Arizona Congressman Trent Franks after he proposed a 20-week abortion ban and denied the district's only elected representative, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, from testifying against the measure.

Protestors deemed Congressman Franks, "Mayor" Franks and on Wednesday brought to his office a flood of municipal complaints.

"From potholes to rodent problems to public transportation complaints, DC residents have followed Franks' lead and begun funneling their problems to him rather than the city's own government," according to Jezebel.

Yesterday's protest was organized by DC Vote, an advocacy organization aiming to secure full representation for D.C. in Congress, and Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington.

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