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Reactions to the Statehood Commission's Constitution E-mail

D.C. residents are not too happy about the way the New Columbia Statehood Commission has handled the drafting of a new constitution. The Mayor proposed a very accelerated timeline and a process that minimized public input to 3 minute comments. As Brookland resident Josh Burch lamented "This process has not been about democracy; it has been about expediency, and that’s a shame."  Read Josh's comments and dcist's Rachel Kurzius's  analysis of "Is The Statehood Push Moving Too Fast? Some Activists Think so."

Public Comments on Draft Statehood Constitution E-mail

Below are some of the public comments on the Discussion Draft of the Constitution of the State of New Columbia.


Reactions to the "Constitutional Convention" E-mail
The Washington Post has published several opinion pieces commenting on the proposed draft D.C. statehood constitution and the constitutional convention.
Republicans in House Again Threaten D.C.'s Gun Laws E-mail

Republicans in the House of Representatives are again trying to impose their will on the District of Columbia and do to the people of D.C. what they can't or won't do to their own constituents. Once again, riders to the District's budget may be used to impose Congressional Republicans' desires regarding certain hot button issues on Amricans who have no voice because they are a colony, not a state.

The League of Women Voters of the United States Supports D.C. Statehood E-mail

On June 19, 2016, the League of Women Voters of the United States voted overwhelmingly at their national convention to support statehood for the people of the District of Columbia. The resolution was introduced by the League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia. The League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia was founded in February 1920 to support the struggle to get the vote for women and has actively supported District self-government and enfranchisement since 1938. To see the resolution the convention approved and the League's press release, read more.

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