Time Range For Action Alert:September 30, 2019 to October 31, 2019
District of Columbia residents do not have voting members in the U.S. House and Senate. So they are denied a voice in Congress, even to defend themselves from attacks on their own locally passed laws and citizen backed initiatives.
The people of Washington, DC deserve the same rights as Americans living in the 50 states. They deserve full voting representation in the US Congress and it's time to end Congressional interference in their local government. LWV supports the creation of the 51st state from the residential and commercial areas of the District of Columbia, preserving a smaller federal district as the nation's capital.
Last week, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing on the Washington, DC Admission Act (H.R. 51). This was the first hearing on granting statehood for the District of Columbia in 26 years. This legislation is an historic opportunity to ensure that DC residents are no longer disenfranchised. Residents in DC deserve full representation in Congress. Urge Congress to support DC statehood.
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Issues referenced by this action alert:
Voting rights are under attack.