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Show Up for DC Statehood Monday Morning

The House Oversight Committee will hear HR51, the Washington DC Admissions Act on Monday, Mar. 22. Make sure they hear that DC wants Statehood!

There is an event for statehood in every Ward, taking place from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. In Ward 6, we will meet at The Fence, at the intersection of East Capitol and Second Street NE.

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced in January that the House Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR) will hold a hearing on her District of Columbia statehood bill (H.R. 51) on March 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. D.C.

DC Statehood has the greatest support in Congress that it has had since 1993. Norton’s bill has 212 cosponsors as of January.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) have announced they will bring the bill to the House floor.

Last year, the House passed the bill, which was the first time in history a chamber had passed the DC statehood bill. The Senate version of the bill (S. 51), sponsored by Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), has 39 cosponsors, including Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

Norton Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, a representative from the office of the DC Chief Financial Officer, Congressional Research Service Legislative Attorney Mainon Schwartz, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Interim President Wade Henderson and DC veteran Harry Wingo are expected to testify.

Organizers ask that participants wear red and white. Pom Poms, noise-makers and Homemade Signs are welcome, but not required.

The event is organized by DC Vote. Get additional details at showupfordc.com

Afterward, Join DC Vote at 10:30 a.m. for a virtual watch party with statehood advocated. Learn more about the watch party and RSVP: secure.everyaction.com/U3VErg9VtEihLf

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