Despite Representative Eleanor Norton’s (D-DC) best efforts, Capitol Police disallowed sledding on Capitol Hill Thursday, a bummer to D.C. residents and government employees who have a snow day today.
Norton’s cause got some high-profile support:
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) March 4, 2015
Alas, the Capitol Police didn’t budge:
Senate Sgt at Arms Frank Larkin rejects request from DC Del Norton for 1 time waiver to allow sledding at Capitol for upcoming #snow in DC.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 5, 2015
Don't blame Congress for the ban on Capitol Hill #sledding. The Capitol Police Board owns its regulations and can waive them.
— Eleanor H. Norton (@EleanorNorton) March 5, 2015
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) March 5, 2015
— Christy Delafield (@cydelafield) March 5, 2015
As is typical in times of anti-government unrest, social media became the principle means of opposition coordination:
I vote we all meet tomorrow at noon on Capitol Hill and go sledding. They can't aggressively scold us all. #civildisnowbedience
— Leigh Munsil (@leighmunsil) March 4, 2015
Take your kids sledding on Capitol Hill today. Don't let The Man stop you. This is civil disobedience we can believe in.
— Tim Murphy (@timothypmurphy) March 5, 2015
— Tim Mak (@timkmak) March 5, 2015
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