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D.C. Council's First Hearing on Bill 21-826 E-mail

The D.C. Council's Committee of the Whole held its first hearing on BIll 21-826, Constitution of the State of New Columbia Approval Amendment Act of 2016, on September 27, 2016. Read more for press coverage of the hearing and copies of some of the testimony.

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine Supports Statehood E-mail

On August 31, 2016, the Washington Informer published an article by reporter Lauren Poteat about D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine's comments on statehood during an interview by Maria Leonard Olsen on WPFW's "Inside Out" program.


The statehood convention that wasn't E-mail

Longtime statehood activist, Timothy Cooper describes in an article that was published on July 13, 2016 in The Hill's blog why the Mayor's initiative did not really include a a real constitutional convention and how that shortchanged the people of the District of Columbia in having much of a say on the constitution she and the other members of the New Columbia Statehood Commission approved.

Mayor Bowser Goes to Cleveland! E-mail


The Washington Post's Aaron Davis and Rachel Kurzius of dcist reported on July 19, 2016 about D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's trip to the Republican Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Despite efforts by D.C. Republicans to keep anti-statehood language out of the Republican platform, an anti-statehood plank was included. Nevertheless, Mayor Bowser greeted Republicans and urged them that all Americans, including the almost 700,000 living in the District of Columbia, deserve the right to self-government.

In addition to these two articles, a City Desk post by Tatiana Cirisano in the Washington City Paper about Donald Trump's comments on D.C. statehood when he was on Meet the Press in October 2015 is also printed below. To see these articles, read more.


Council's Action on Advisory Referendum on Statehood E-mail

Washington Post reporter Aaron Davis reports on the D.C. Council's July 12, 2016 action to unamiously approve the advisory referendum requiring D.C. voters to go on the November 8, 2016 presidential ballot. Click on read more to see his article.

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