Post Tagged with: "DC statehood"

In her fourth State of the District Address, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser focused on local autonomy and committment to resisting federal interference in local laws. Bowser also asked President Donald Trump and his administration to focus on improving D.C. infrastructure.

State of the District Address Focuses on DC Autonomy

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) emphasized the local values that guide her administration’s policies and affirmed her commitment to resisting congressional interference in local matters during her 2017 State of the District Address, her third such address to the District, on Thursday. Speaking from the University of the District[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has expressed his opposition against the Death with Dignity Act.

Local Lawmakers Resist Federal Intervention

As the Republican-controlled Congress and President Donald Trump work to overturn or block local District legislation, the Hands Off D.C. organization plans to prepare D.C. leaders to resist federal plans that intervene in local policymaking. A local effort by District Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6), Hands Off D.C. will meet[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments City News, News - Top
Referendum Advances DC Statehood

Referendum Advances DC Statehood

Over 80 percent of the Washington, D.C. electorate voted in favor of D.C. statehood Nov. 8, advancing a measure to petition Congress to induct the District of Columbia as the 51st state. The four-part referendum, which was proposed by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) in April and unanimously approved by the[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Viewpoint: District’s Need for Statehood

Why should Georgetown students care that Washington, D.C. citizens do not have full representation in Congress? Consider this: Of all the capitals in our world’s democracies, only Washington, D.C. is denied voting representation. As a D.C. citizen, I experience this firsthand. We pay federal taxes yet are not allowed to[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Mayor Muriel Bowser announced changes to MPD's body-worn camera protocol, including mandating officers to confirm with dispatchers that they are recording, following the shooting of Terrence Sterling.

Statehood Campaign Looks to November

The Statehood Yes! Campaign, intended to convince District residents to vote for D.C.’s statehood in a November referendum and consequently convince Congress to vote on the issue, launched last Wednesday. The campaign committee is chaired by D.C. philanthropist George Vradenburg and supported by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), Rep. Eleanor Holmes[Read More…]

by September 13, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) released a draft of a potential D.C. constitution, which will be finalized at a convention June 17 and 18 before a citywide vote in November.

Constitution for ‘New Columbia’ Drafted

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) released a draft of a potential District constitution May 6 that delineates the steps for elevating the nation’s capital from a federal district to a state tentatively called New Columbia. The New Columbia Statehood Commission, a facet of the D.C. Council, will hold a[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Officials Push For Statehood, Budget Autonomy

DC Officials Push For Statehood, Budget Autonomy

In the latest of a series of actions to foster statehood for Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) called for a November citywide vote to make D.C. the nation’s 51st state in a speech delivered on Emancipation Day, on April 16. Despite progress in District independence, including a March 18[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Petition Pushes Statehood

Washington, D.C., Councilmember Vincent Orange’s (D-At Large, LAW ’88) yearlong petition in support of District of Columbia statehood launched July, with policymakers discussing the merits of the petition’s demands during a public hearing in the council’s Committee of the Whole on Oct. 27. Orange’s petition, “Statehood or Else,” aims to[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Statehood

As students from across the country and globe flood the streets of Washington, D.C. in anticipation of a new academic year at one of the District’s numerous colleges and universities, they may be unaware that their West Georgetown neighbors, D.C. Public Schools elementary school tutees in Ward 7 and many[Read More…]

by September 4, 2015 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

Push for DC Autonomy Hits Roadblocks

The campaign for D.C. statehood saw immense progress in the past months — including the first U.S. Senate committee hearing on the issue in over 20 years — but the possibility of the District of Columbia becoming the 51st state is still just a conversation. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.),[Read More…]