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Washington Post Editorial Board (and comments) on Statehood Referendum E-mail

On October 20, 2016, the Washington Post's Editorial Board  published an editorial enetitled "Washingtonians shoudl vote for statehood to send a message." THe Editorial Board wrote that the referendum "has generated attention and energy around the need to address the inequitable treatment of people who make the nation’s capital their home. That’s hopefully a message that will be taken to heart by the incoming president and Congress."

 

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Wyoming Stands up for D.C. Statehood! E-mail
Paul W. Hansen of Jackson, Wyoming, wrote the editors of The Washington Post to support statehood for the District of Columbia. He said that "(s)upporting the right of Americans who live in the District to become the 51st state is the right thing for Wyomingites to do." His letter was published in The Post on November 4, 2016.
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Act Out!'s Eleanor Goldfield Interviews Ann Loikow on D.C. Statehood E-mail

Act Out!'s Eleanor Goldfield Interviewed Ann Loikow of D.C. Statehood - Yes We Can! on why we need D.C. Statehood. The interview can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcGEUhUX21k&feature=youtu.be and is most of the 28:28 minute segment:

"Published on Oct 26, 2016 (on the web)

This week, the climate fight in the devil's den clashes with free speech and in a new category – new old news, we dive into a more than 200 year old fight for voting rights in the last continental colony in the US. And yes, even if that's not where you live, it matters. – From tweets to marching in the streets, this is Act Out!"

 
Pre-enrolled Version of the Constitution approved October 18, 2016 E-mail
On October 18, 2016 when they approved PR 21-0913 (now Resolution 21-621), the D.C. Council amended the constitution approved by the New Columbia Statehood Commission. To see the pre-enrolled version of what they approved read more. Note, the process of copying the constituion to the web caused some changes in indentation. To see it formatted as approved, go to: http://statehood.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/statehood/publication/attachments/Pre-enrolled-Constitution.pdf.
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D.C. Council Passes Resolution on State Boundary and Constitution E-mail

On October 18, 2016, Washington Post reporters Fenit Nirappil and Aaron C. Davis reported on the D.C. Council's debate that day in the Committee of the Whole and passage in a legislative session the same day of a resolution on the boundary and constitution of the new state consisting of he residential and commercial parts of the District of Columbia. On October 18, 2016, dcist reporter Rachel Kurzius also wrote about the D.C. Council's debate on the constitution and the change in the name of the new state. For details about the Council's action, please read more.

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