What's DC Statehood?

DC Statehood is the most direct way for DC citizens to achieve equality and full representation in Congress.

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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.

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In 2016, DC residents voted 86% in favor of statehood!

702,000 people live in DC and have no representation in Congress.

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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!

We pay more federal taxes than any other state and don't have federal representation.

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Yes, two states have two senators and Congresspeople and DC has ZERO. That just doesn't make any sense.
 

We also have a bigger population than two states — Vermont and Wyoming.

Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC's non-voting member of Congress, introduced HR-51 "Washington DC Admission Act" with 216 co-sponsors. 

DC Statehood is a movement —and now a bill in Congress — to get federal representation for DC.

Why should you care?

We know the House has a Democratic majority, but imagine if we could flip the Senate AND get 2 more Democratic senators from DC!

DC Statehood would give us TWO MORE Democratic Senators and ONE MORE Democratic House member in Congress.

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Right now Congress can and does veto our budget, interfere with our DC laws, and ignore our referendums.

Statehood would allow DC to have control over its own laws, spend its own money, and choose its own judges.

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If you live in one of the 50 states you've got the power to pressure your representatives and demand statehood for DC.

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!

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