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Celebrate Memorial Day By Urging Congress to Remember Members of the Military from D.C. E-mail

On May 25, 2017, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced House Resolution 365 to recognize the denial of full voting rights in Congress for active duty service members, National Guard members, reservists, veterans, and their families who are District of Columbia residents.

Please urge Congress to enact H.R.1291 and S. 1278 which provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. to the Union. The residents of the District of Columbia should be full American citizens and share in the benefitis, not just the burdens, of being an American citizen. That can only happen by making the residential and commerical parts of D.C. the 51st state.

As Delegate Norton notes in H. Res. 365, residents of the District of Columbia have served in the United States military and National Guard since the beginning of this nation, often giving their lives for their country, only to be denied the right to govern themselves enjoyed by all Americans who are citizens of a state. District residents have been denied their rights for over two centuries! This is a travesty that must be corrected. For the text of H. Res. 365, read more.

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton Introduces New Statehood BIll (H.R. 1291) E-mail

On March 2, 2017, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced H.R. 1291, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act with a record 116 cosponsors. To read her introductory comments, read more.


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 District is about to declare its independence — from Congress E-mail

The Washington Post published on Emancipation Day, celebrated this year on April 15, 2016 (as April 16 is a Saturday), a extensive piece by reporter Aaron Davis on the District of Columbia's efforts to gain the right to self-government through statehood and all the related rights that statehood grants, such as control over its state and local budget and legislation, as well as voting representation in Congress and an unrestricted vote for President. To find out more, click on read more.

Iowa Congressman's Tweet Causes Stir E-mail

Washington Post reporter Perry Stein reported on March 23, 2016, that Iowa Congressman Rod Blum, a Republican from Iowa who is on the House Committee with jurisdiction over the District of Columbia, tweeted "Washington DC is booming. Tower cranes everywhere. Being built on the backs of US taxpayers. DC needs a recession."  This did not go down well with D.C. residents. For the full story, click on read more.

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