The U.S. House Of Representatives just passed HR 51, the Washington DC Admission Act. The District of Columbia is home to over 700,000 people and yet does not have voting members in the U.S House and Senate. The people of the District of Columbia 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 as our 51st state.
This legislation is an historic opportunity to ensure that DC residents are no longer disenfranchised. Don't let the will and voice of 700,000 people be overlooked and ignored. Urge your Senators to fight for DC statehood and support S51.
In order to address your message to the appropriate recipient, we need to identify where you are.