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"D.C. Voting Rights Act" pulled - Thank you for opposing this bad bill! E-mail

The D.C. Voting Rights Act, which the House of Representatives was to vote on this week, was pulled off the legislative calendar by House Democratic leadership because of public furor over the increasingly onerous gun amendments on it and that the Republicans proposed to add to it. D.C. Statehood - Yes We Can! thanks everyone who wrote or called to help kill the bill. For D.C. Statehood - Yes We Can"s position on the bill and for recent press coverage, read more.
New York Times Editorial Board: The Gun Lobby's Colony E-mail

The New York Times editorial board published on April 15, 2010 a scathing editorial on Congress's cravenness in scuttling D.C.'s gun control laws as the price for a single vote in the House for our nonvoting delegate.  Many District residents agree with them and have been calling the House leadership and Delegate Norton's office to complain. For the entire editorial, read more.



Obama honors Washington, D.C., Emancipation Day E-mail

President Obama honors D.C. emancipation day.  Read more.


Comcast Local Edition interview with D.C. Senator Paul Strauss E-mail

Senator Paul Strauss, one of the District of Columbia's two statehood senators, was interviewed on Comcast's Local Edition with Donna Richardson. To see video of this interview, go to: http://www.comcastcreative.com/video/CLE-%20Senator%20Paul%20Strauss%20(DC)_01.wmv. He discusses prospects for D.C. statehood, the D.C. statehood delegation checkoff on D.C. income tax forms and the D.C. War Memorial. The interview will air on the Comcast Cable Network on the CNN Headline News Channel, beginning March 8, 2010.

51st State Commission Establishment Act of 2010 Approved E-mail

On January 5, 2010, the D.C. Council approved Bill 18-0177, the 51st State Commission Establishment Act of 2010. The Mayor signed the bill, which became D.C. Act 18-0289, on January 25, 2010. The Act was transmitted to Congress for its required layover and review. The Act is projected to become law on March 22, 2010, at the end of the the Congressional layover period.

The enrolled original of the act can be found at: http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us/images/00001/20100108123640.pdf

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