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  Eleanor Holmes Norton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eleanor Holmes Norton (born June 13, 1937) is the non-voting Delegate from the District of Columbia to the United States House of Representatives (map).
Norton was elected in 1990 as a Democratic non-voting delegate to the House, and took office on January 3, 1991.
Norton was featured on the July 27, 2006 Better Know A District segment of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report in which she spiritedly defended the District of Columbia's claim to being a part of the United States.
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EHN: The students particularly welcomed the anti-Vietnam position of Martin Luther King, and his devotion to non-violence was the modus operandi of our movement.
EHN: Well, inevitably, in the Cold War atmosphere, the McCarthyite atmosphere of the 1950s, anybody who was engaged in protest must be a commie.
EHN: Well, the War on Poverty was one of the most important developments in the second half of the 20th century in America.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/coldwar/interviews/episode-13/holmes2.html   (1839 words)

 Eleanor Holmes Norton - Congresspedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Eleanor Holmes Norton currently serves as the Congressional Delegate for the District of Columbia
Eleanor Holmes Norton is the non-voting Delegate from the District of Columbia to the United States House of Representatives (map).
Eleanor Holmes Norton was born June 13, 1937 in Washington, D.C..
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ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON: Well, I grew up going to segregated schools in the capital of the United States of America.
EHN: Well, no Americans could have been more aware of the contradiction between the pronouncement of American ideals abroad and realities at home, than fl Americans, and particularly fl Americans where this fl American lived, in the seat of the leading democratic power in the world.
EHN: Well, the first catalyst for the movement was the Montgomery bus boycott, when Rosa Park just said, "I'm not getting up to give my seat to anybody." That was a very important catalyst, because it activated adults working through the Church, the one center for organization, the most obvious center for organization.
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Eleanor Holmes Norton is the Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from the
Norton blamed this tax evasion on her husband, although she is a Yale-educated lawyer required to sign joint tax returns; after her election, she divorced him and took custody of their son and their daughter, who has Down's Syndrome.
As a non-voting Delegate, Norton is a member of the radical Progressive Caucus in the House of Representatives, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues.
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 DC-AL Eleanor Holmes Norton
Eleanor Holmes Norton has devoted her life to fighting for justice on the major issues of her time, just as she fights for the District today.
By the time she was elected to Congress in 1990, Eleanor was recognized nationwide as an accomplished civil rights and feminist leader, a tenured professor of law, and board member of three Fortune 500 companies.
Eleanor was a Co-Founder of the South Africa Divestment Movement, the National Women's Political Caucus, and the National Congress of Black Women.
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 Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights (CCCR) - Eleanor Holmes Norton
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is now in her seventh term as the Congresswoman for the District of Columbia.
Norton also had been named one of the 100 most important American women in one survey and one of the most powerful women in Washington in another.
The Congresswoman is a fourth generation Washingtonian and is the mother of John Holmes Norton and Katherine Felicia Norton.
www.cccr.org /about/commissioner.cfm?cid=24   (415 words)

 Legends in the Law: Eleanor Holmes Norton
After a clerkship with Judge A. Leon Higginbotham of the U.S. District Court, Norton was an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union in New York and chair of the New York Commission on Human Rights before her appointment by President Carter as chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
A professor at the Georgetown University Law Center when she ran for her first term in Congress in 1990, Norton is currently co-chair of the Congressional Women’s Caucus and a member of the Executive Committee of the Democratic Study Group.
EHN: The EEOC was kind of natural progression from the New York Commission where they had had a big backlog.
www.dcbar.org /for_lawyers/resources/legends_in_the_law/norton.cfm   (3392 words)

 Voices of Civil Rights :: The Voices
By the late 1960s, Norton was a staff lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, where she represented the free-speech interests of individuals such as Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and former Alabama Governor George C. Wallace.
Norton sat down with special correspondent Claudia Dreifus and talked about her extraordinary experiences fighting for the rights of African Americans, women, and others—in the United States and abroad.
One of the reasons I so respect Shirley Chisholm [who served as a member of Congress from 1968 to 1982 and ran for president in 1972] is because she understood that she was both fl and a woman and that you didn’t have to disown one part of yourself to fight for the other part.
www.voicesofcivilrights.org /civil3.html   (2036 words)

 News -- Eleanor Holmes Norton Angles for GU Voters
Holmes used this momentum to carry her into the political segment of her presentation when she attacked Republicans.
Holmes is a self-proclaimed "liberal Democrat" and the District of Columbia's only congressional representative.
Holmes was also a board member of three Fortune 500 companies and teaches at the Georgetown University Law Center.
www.thehoya.com /news/091900/news5.htm   (441 words)

 Eleanor Holmes Norton - dKosopedia
Eleanor Holmes Norton (Born 4/8/38) is currently the District of Columbia's non-voting delegate to the United States House of Representatives.
In November 1993 Congresswoman Norton brought the statehood question to the floor of the House for a two-day debate and a vote.
That same year she successfully lobbied for the right to vote on the House floor but in 1995 the vote was taken away by the Republican-controlled Congress.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Eleanor_Holmes_Norton   (350 words)

Beginning with Norton’s great-grandfather’s escape from slavery, Lester traces the family roots, providing a detailed background of the influences that shaped Norton’s fiery and passionate disposition.
For the next two decades, Norton served in a variety of positions, each of which focused on the issues that were central to her life’s work.
With an uncanny ability to persuade both Democrats and Republicans, Norton has become one of the most respected leaders in Washington, D.C. Home to her family for four generations, D.C. has a long history of its own travails and challenges as a unique federal enclave.
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 Norton, Eleanor Holmes - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
NORTON, ELEANOR HOLMES [Norton, Eleanor Holmes] 1937-, African-American lawyer and government official.
Interview: Eleanor Holmes Norton and Jamie Raskin discuss their attempts to have the District of Columbia fully represented in Congress
Interview: Eleanor Holmes Norton on security in the Washington, DC, area and how the city has been affected by terrorist attacks
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-norton-e1.html   (308 words)

 Explore DC: Eleanor Holmes Norton
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, now in her fifth term, has been a long-standing advocate for the city's political rights and economic development.
Prior to her election to the House, Congresswoman Norton served as Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under President Jimmy Carter, and established a reputation as a leader in civil rights and women's rights.
Norton received her Bachelor's degree at Antioch College, and also earned concurrent degrees from Yale Law School and a Master's in Yale's American Studies program.
www.exploredc.org /index.php?id=285   (181 words)

 FOXNews.com - Separate but Equal in Washington, D.C. - Blog | Blogs | Popular Blogs | Video Blogs
Norton is preventing low-income kids (97 percent of whom aren't white) from attending D.C.'s better-staffed, better-funded, largely white private and parochial schools.
Norton's first criticism of the Armey plan, for example, is that it "imposes" vouchers on a D.C. constituency that "voted overwhelmingly against" them.
Norton and her chorus on the left have long advocated more money per pupil and smaller class sizes as remedies for public school failures.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,57987,00.html   (1137 words)

 Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton - Home
Norton says President in Denial on Civil War in Iraq as Bush Sends More D.C. National Guard to War.
Norton is a Sponsor of Murtha Resolution for Redeployment from Iraq.
Norton to Congratulate Dunbar and Toss the Coin- October 20, 2006
www.norton.house.gov   (417 words)

 Mary Landrieu, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Tony Williams, responses to GAO report, June 5, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
In announcing the results of the report, both Landrieu and Norton committed to leading an education campaign to help their colleagues understand the issues and the responsibility to act.
Washington, DC--Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) at a press conference today with Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) released a 145 page General Accounting Office (GAO) report that found that, "the District does have a substantial structural imbalance" from "$470 million...
Norton said the GAO analysis made clear that because D.C. 's structural deficit has federal and not local origins, raising local taxes and cutting services are not viable alternatives.
www.dcwatch.com /govern/budget030605.htm   (1208 words)

 Eleanor Holmes Norton — Infoplease.com
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Washington, D.C. -- NPCA recently praised Washington, D.C., Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton for introducing and shepherding the passage......
Up close in Congress: now in her seventh term as congresswoman for the District of Columbia, Eleanor Holmes Norton continues to push......
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 Plan to Give D.C. a Vote In Congress Advances
Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) is teaming up with U.S. Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.) to introduce a bill that would for the first time give the District a full vote in Congress, a sign of bipartisan cooperation that advocates of D.C. voting rights hailed as a breakthrough.
The legislation, set to be unveiled at a news conference today, would expand the House from 435 to 437 seats, giving a vote to the District as well as a fourth seat to Utah, the state next in line to enlarge its congressional delegation based on the 2000 Census.
Through a spokeswoman, Norton declined yesterday to discuss her change of heart, promising to explain all at today's news conference.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/10/AR2006051002249.html   (698 words)

 Tavis Smiley . Archive . Wednesday March 23rd | PBS
“Tavis: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is currently serving her eighth year in the House as the delegate from Washington, D.C. Previously she served as the Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner under former President Jimmy Carter.”
Eleanor Holmes Norton represents the District of Columbia in Congress.
Norton gained national exposure in ‘68 when she represented former Alabama Governor George Wallace.
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 Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton - Biography
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is now in her eighth term as the Congresswoman for the District of Columbia.
Congresswoman Norton led her city in the Congress through the most serious financial crisis in a century during the 1990's.
The Congresswoman is a third generation Washingtonian and is the mother of John Holmes Norton and Katherine Felicia Norton.
www.norton.house.gov /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=189&Itemid=10   (581 words)

 Eleanor Holmes Norton News
Eleanor Holmes Norton News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Norton says District's segregation led her to politics during youth
Eleanor Holmes Norton has just won a ninth term as D.C.'s delegate to Congress.
www.topix.net /us-house/eleanor-holmes-norton   (730 words)

 Shark Blog: Iraq is safer for some than Washington, DC
Eleanor Holmes Norton, Washington DC's non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives never wanted the United States to use its military to liberate Iraq because
Norton's reference to fl troops being over-represented on the "front lines" is simply false.
However, fl troops are actually under-represented in rifle companies, and those are the guys fighting on the front lines (Norton is either ignorant of this or ignores it because it is an inconvenient fact).
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 Eleanor Holmes Norton - Wonkette   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Non-voting congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton stubbornly refutes Stephen Colbert’s claim that DC is not in the United States.
James Carville, Mary Matalin, Tony Williams, and Eleanor Holmes Norton were also on deck for the Nationals’ opener… Steve Carell was in town filming scenes for the sequel of “Bruce Almighty”… Jack Valenti is working on his memoirs.
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