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CITIZEN JOURNALISM: D.C. voters eye 51st-state status E-mail

By Ann Loikow

SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES | Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Statehood, yes. Voting rights, nah. That's the sentiment of D.C. voters who have been trying to gin up support for statehood. These supporters don't oppose the push for congressional voting rights. However, they say statehood is what residents of the nation's capital want and what they are due.

For complete article, read more or go to: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/02/citizen-journalism-dc-voters-eye-51st-state-status/

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July 13, 2009 D.C. Council hearing on statehood financial impact E-mail
The D.C. Council's Special Committee on Statehood and Self-Determination held a hearing on July 13, 2009 on the economic and financial impact of D.C. statehood.  Four expert witnesses and six public witnesses testified.

 

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Statehood Still a Hot Button Issue in the District E-mail

Shantella Sherman of The Washington Informer reported on the D.C. Counci's June 1 hearing on "Pathways to Statehood & Full Self-Determination: Political and Constitutional Considerations."

 

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Washington Times: D.C. Statehood fights for rights for District E-mail

Council Member Michael A. Brown, chairman of the Council's Special Committee on Statehood and Self-Determination, convened the hearing on May 13. The testimony began with the city's origins in the 1700s, weaved its way through the decades leading to the heady days of the 1960s and home rule, and ended with a D.C. student voicing concern that D.C. isn't part of "the Union."

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June 1, 2009 D.C. Council Hearing on Statehood - Political and Constitutional Issues E-mail
The Council of the District of Columbia's Special Committee on Statehood and Self-Determination held a public oversight hearing on "Pathways to Statehood and Full Self-Determination: Political and Constitutional Considerations" on Monday, June 1, 2009.
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