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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.

Statehood for Guam? E-mail

Washington Post reporter Anne FiField wrote in the June 19, 2016 Washington Post about the decoloniization commission that will report in July 2016 on whether Guam should proceed with a plebiscite on whether seek independence, statehood, or free association with the United States like Palau and the Marshall Islands.

The Mayor's initiative and D.C.'s statehood constitutions E-mail

For more information on Mayor Muriel Bowser's statehood initiative and the drafting of a new statehood constitution, read more.

Democratic Presidential Candidates Support Statehood! E-mail

Both 2016 Democratic Presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, support D.C. statehood and the admission of the State of New Columbia to the Union. Below is an article by John Nichols of The Nation Magazine urging them to make sure that statehood gets back into the Democratic platform, Bernie Sanders comments when he voted for H.R. 51, the 1993 statehood bill, and Hilllary Clinton's recent article from The Informer endorsing statehood.

U.S. judge strikes down D.C. concealed-carry gun law E-mail

In the May 17, 2016 edition of The Washington Post, Spencer S. Hsu and Ann E. Marimow report on the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon in the case of Grace v. D.C. to strike down the concealed-carry restrictions in the District of Columbia's gun laws. For more information, click on read more.

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