WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former District of Columbia Mayor Sharon Pratt has been foiled in her efforts to hand-deliver a letter to the White House expressing her support for DC voting rights in Congress.
Pratt and Mary Washington, the widow of D.C.'s first elected mayor, were barred by the U.S. Secret Service from delivering the letter Wednesday afternoon.
An officer told them the White House does not accept outside deliveries.
The letters asks President Barack Obama to display the District's "Taxation Without Representation" license plates on his official vehicle, as former President Bill Clinton did.
Pratt says she'll get the letter to Obama even if she has to "have a pigeon deliver it to him."
By BEN NUCKOLS