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Despite the fact that the citizens of Washington, D.C. pay federal taxes, serve on juries and defend our Nation in times of war like most other Americans, the residents of the District of Columbia are barred from having voting representation on the floor o

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Despite the fact that the citizens of Washington, D.C. pay federal taxes, serve on juries and defend our Nation in times of war like most other Americans, the residents of the District of Columbia are barred from having voting representation on the floor of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. This classic example of “taxation without representation” is contrary to everything that this nation is founded on discrimination.

Sep 28, 2021, Tue ...
Mayor Bowser Calls On U.S. Senate to Rectify the Most Glaring Civil Rights and Voting Rights Issue of Our Time by Supporting DC Statehood | statehood
Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at a hearing on the Washington, D.C. Admission Act (S. 51). Below is the Mayor’s full testimony, as prepared for delivery:...
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Apr 22, 2021, Thu ...
DC statehood approved by House as Senate fight looms
A decades-long movement to reshape the American political map took a further step Thursday as the House of Representatives approved a bill to make the nation's capital the 51st state.
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Feb 21, 2021, Sun ...
D.C. Statehood Is a Matter of Justice - The Atlantic
Statehood for Washington, D.C., is a matter of justice.
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Jan 27, 2021, Wed ...
D.C. Statehood legislation becomes one of the first bills introduced in the U.S. Senate during the 117th Congress
From Senator Tom Carper's Office: "U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), a senior member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), is, once again, leading a group of Democratic senators in re-introducing legislation ...
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Jan 19, 2021, Tue ...
DC statehood needed now more than ever in wake of Capitol riot, shadow rep. says | WTOP
The deadly assault on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob shows the urgent need for D.C. statehood, the District’s newest shadow representative says.
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Jan 08, 2021, Fri ...
DC statehood calls renewed after Capitol riot | wusa9.com
D.C.'s public safety is subject to the whim of the president without DC statehood, some lawmakers say.
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Sep 28, 2020, Mon ...
D.C. Statehood Is A Civil Rights Issue For Young Activists : NPR
There is renewed energy around the push to make the District of Columbia the nation's 51st state. Much of that energy comes from young activists who see it as a civil rights issue.
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Jun 26, 2020, Fri ...
House Democrats pass DC statehood bill Friday - CNNPolitics
House Democrats approved a bill to admit Washington, DC, as a state on Friday, marking the first time either chamber of Congress has advanced a DC statehood measure.
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Jun 15, 2020, Mon ...
D.C. Statehood Gains New Support Among Senate Democrats After Trump Occupation | HuffPost
Proponents hope to secure a voting majority in both chambers of Congress in January 2021.
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Mar 12, 2019, Tue ...
Opinion | The House finally voted to support D.C. statehood. It’s a needed step. - The Washington Post
Two important bills acknowledge District residents’ disenfranchisement.
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