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Take Action: Support DC Statehood

Take Action: Support DC Statehood

(S 51) The U.S. House Of Representatives has passed the Washington
DC Admission Act (HR 51). The District of Columbia is home to over 700,000 people and yet does not have voting members in the U.S House or Senate. The people of DC are denied a voice in Congress, unable to advocate for or fight against federal policies, while simultaneously dealing with congressional and federal interference in its local priorities.

The people of Washington DC deserve the same rights as any American living in our 50 states. They deserve full representation in Congress and to be free of Congressional interference in their local governance. LWVUS supports the admission of the District of Columbia is our 51st state.

This legislation is a historic opportunity to ensure that DC residents are no longer disenfranchised. Urge your US Senators to fight for DC statehood and support S51.

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