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Class consciousness may run low in the Kennedy-Warren, Cleveland Park’s art-deco gem, or the Dorchester, Adams Morgan’s deco-style high-rise. But residents of both buildings are asking the D.C. Council to pass a bill giving them organizing rights like those enjoyed by public-housing tenants. Their building managers, they charge, are blocking them from holding meetings and distributing political literature in house. Dorchester dwellers say their building’s manager threatened to call police to stop a planned rooftop candidate forum. The manager, who asks not to be named, confirms that she was prepared to call the police. “Political functions are not allowed on the roof,” she says. A staffer at the Kennedy-Warren, who also declines to give his name, denies that any censorship has taken place there: “Any literature they want to distribute, they can. We just ask [that] they let us view it first.” —Annys Shin