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Give DC Statehood

01/27/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2021

Contact: Kenny Palmer | press@indivisible.org

Indivisible: Give DC Statehood

Washington, DC — Today, Meagan Hatcher-Mays, Director of Democracy Policy, issued the following statement: 

“Last year, when the House held its historic vote on D.C. Statehood, it passed. But because of Mitch McConnell’s obstruction, it died in the Senate. Today, with a new Majority Leader, the Senate will now have a chance to make history as well. The introduction of S. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, reflects the growing support across the country to end the disenfranchisement of the district's 700,000 residents. In addition to being a critical democracy reform, D.C. statehood is also a racial justice issue. Historically, conservative politicians have prevented D.C. from becoming a state to prevent D.C.’s black residents from building or wielding their political power. It’s past time to give district residents a voice in Congress and the power to govern its own affairs.”

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