End Mass Criminalization of Black and Brown Youth

End Racism and Discrimination

The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) reports that the District of Columbia statehood bill’s 93 original cosponsors, a record number of Members who cosponsored the bill before its introduction, ranks in the top 1% of the 662 bills introduced thus far in the 114th Congress.

Published in Statehood for DC

In the four decades since Home Rule, elected officials in the District of Columbia have created four different commissions aimed at making the city the 51st state. Looking at the current condition of those panels, it might be obvious why the flag only has 50 stars.

Published in Statehood for DC
Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00

DC Democracy and Statehood Timeline

The fight for equality for the residents of Washington DC started in the very early 1800's when the Organic Act of 1801 established the U.S. Capital to include the cities of Alexandria, Georgetown, and Washington. Having only just recently fought the Revolutionary War to attain their freedoms from the Crown along with the rest of the citizens of the United States, the residents of these cities found themselves stripped of their own home rule and full representation in Congress! It didn't have to be that way.

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