DC Statehood is the most direct way for DC citizens to achieve equality and full representation in Congress.
That means we don't have Senators or Congresspeople — we have "Shadow Reps" who have no voting power or say in how things are done on a federal level.
In 2016, DC residents voted 86% in favor of statehood!
We pay the highest per-capita federal income taxes in the US. AND we serve in the armed services — and still don't get a say in how the money is spent!
Yes, two states have two senators and Congresspeople and DC has ZERO. That just doesn't make any sense.
Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC's non-voting member of Congress, introduced HR-51 "Washington DC Admission Act" in 117th Congress with over 200 co-sponsors.
See a current list of co-sponsors here.
We know the House has a Democratic majority, but imagine if we could get 2 more progressive Democratic senators from DC!
Right now Congress can and does veto our budget, interfere with our DC laws, and ignore our referendums that are passed by DC residents.
We need your help calling your elected Congresspeople and telling them they need to vote for DC Statehood. See if they are co-sponsors and send them a note!