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Boundary Between the Seat of Federal Government and the New State E-mail

The D.C. Council approved Proposed Resolution 21-0913, the "Constitution and Boundaries for the State of New Columbia Approval Resolution of 2016" on October 18, 2016. It contained the following metes and bounds for the boundary between the State of New Columbia and the residual District of Columbia. These metes and bounds replace those approved by the New Columbia Statehood Commission on June 28, 2016 and amended on September 14, 2016.

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.


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