|00:00:00||THAT CONFERENCE THAT FOCUSED ON THE INEQUALITIES, THE INJUSTICES THAT EXIST IN FAR TOO MANY AREAS OF THE WORLD WITH RESPECT TO VOTER PARTICIPATION.|
|00:00:10||AND AS WE HEARD FROM SO MANY MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES AND DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, IT WAS REALLY SAD THAT WHEN IT CAME FROM MY TIME TO SPEAK, THAT I SPOKE FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE LACK OF VOTER PARTICIPATION, THE LACK OF FULL REPRESENTATION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, THE CAPITAL OF THE UNITED STATES, AND THE INABILITY OF THE PEOPLE OF THE TERRITORIES TO VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT, OUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF.|
Mrs. CHRISTENSEN. Thank you, Congresswoman Lee.
You reminded me that I had the honor of traveling with you to Geneva for that U.N. conference that focused on the inequalities and the injustice that exist in far too many areas of the world with respect to voter participation. And as we heard from so many marginalized communities in different countries, it was really sad that when it came for my time to speak, I spoke from the experience of the United States and the lack of voter participation; the lack of full representation of the District of Columbia, the capital of the United States; and the inability of the people of the Territories to vote for the President, our Commander-in-Chief.