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ELEANOR NORTON/FACEBOOK | Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton proposed a bill in the House of Representatives endorsing statehood for the District of Columbia.

DC Statehood Endorsement Passes House Along Party Lines

The House of Representatives passed its first-ever endorsement of Washington, D.C. statehood in H.R. 1 with a 234 to 193 vote March 8. Although campaign finances, voting rights and anti-corruption were the primary focuses of the bill, known as the For the People Act, an endorsement for D.C. statehood was[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Joins Underrepresented Territories Organization

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization accepted the District of Columbia’s bid to join its membership – marking the first North American territory to be represented by UNPO – on Nov. 9. Based in Brussels, Belgium, UNPO seeks to protect and promote the rights of its 42 members, which include[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 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
CORREIA: A Place for DC Among The States

CORREIA: A Place for DC Among The States

In 1970, Sam Smith wrote in the D.C. Gazette that the D.C. Statehood movement was not proceeding at the speed most thought it would. “Instead,” Smith wrote, “we have annual piddling negotiations on the Hill that move the cause ahead with all the haste of a paraplegic turtle climbing the[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

DC Voting, Statehood Debated

Amid talk of D.C. statehood, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder brought increased attention to the District’s lack of voting representation in Congress in a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus on Sept. 26. Holder, a D.C. resident, gave the speech a day after announcing his plans to resign and focused[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Assessing the DC Drive for Statehood

“No Taxation without Representation!” The very battle cry that once led our great nation, rallying for independence, is now a popular slogan among Washingtonians like me for equal representation in Congress. Sounds good, right? Well, now the slogan that so proudly stands on D.C. license plates is being misused in[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Each license plate on a car registered in the District reads “Taxation Without Representation,” the old Revolutionary War-era saying. But to residents of this city, that sentiment isn’t merely historical — it’s the slogan of a decades-old struggle that’s still ongoing. Many in the District are fighting for D.C. statehood.[Read More…]

by November 2, 2012 0 comments City News, News