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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Join Mayor Muriel Bowser, civil rights leaders, and voting rights activist groups to show support for DC Statehood and partake in a nationwide march to denounce voter suppression and promote fair and easy access to Voting Rights.”

From MPD:

“On Saturday, August 28, 2021, in conjunction with the 58th Anniversary of the March on Washington, there are several First Amendment demonstrations to take place in the District of Columbia. Due to these events, there are parking restrictions and road closures motorists should take into consideration.

The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking from approximately 4:00 am to 11:59 pm: Read More

Check out this awesomeness available from the 9:30 Club Merch Shop:

“We’re proud as hell to be Washingtonians, and we think it’s well past time for D.C. to be a state. That’s why we’ve launched a limited edition shirt to raise money and awareness for the cause along with Bailiwick Clothing Company and 51 for 51. All proceeds will go to 51 for 51 and their fight for full representation for all D.C. residents, so it’s as good a time as ever to rep the 202!

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted 216-208 to pass the Washington, D.C. Admission Act (H.R. 51):

“Today, for the second time in two years, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted in favor of making Washington, DC the 51st state.

“This vote comes at a critical time when Americans nationwide are eager to deliver on the promise of liberty and justice for all. For centuries, an incremental approach to equality in America has delayed this promise for too many. Now is the time for bold action.

“We know well the grave injustices our nation was built on. We also know that progress has been made time and time again because elected leaders and everyday citizens had the courage and vision to demand a more inclusive democracy. Read More

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee at a hearing on the Washington, D.C. Admission Act (H.R. 51).

Below is the Mayor’s full testimony, as prepared for delivery.

Chairman Maloney, Ranking Member Comer, and members of this esteemed Committee, on behalf of the 712,000 residents of the District of Columbia, I thank you for convening this hearing on H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act. In particular, we thank you for shepherding this measure to passage during the 116th Congress; and we respectfully seek your support to marshal it to passage again.

I want to especially thank our Congresswoman, Eleanor Holmes Norton, who has championed equality for Washington, DC throughout her tenure, while skillfully delivering jobs, opportunity, and greater self-determination.

I am Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, DC, and I am honored to come before this committee to ask Congress to right the wrong that happened some 220 years ago when the residents of the District of Columbia were stripped of their full congressional representation.

Two years ago, in the 116th Congress, I came before this committee under the leadership of the late Elijah Cummings to dispel erroneous arguments, against DC Statehood. These are the bad-faith arguments we hear time and time again: Read More

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From Senator Tom Carper’s Office:

“U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), a senior member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), is, once again, leading a group of Democratic senators in re-introducing legislation to grant Washington, D.C. statehood. The bill, which Senator Carper first introduced in 2013, would make Washington, D.C. the 51st state, finally give its citizens full representation in Congress, and also ensure that the citizens and elected leaders of the District of Columbia have full authority overlocal affairs, including crucial safety and security matters. The Washington, D.C. Admission Act (S.51) would also designate the areas surrounding the White House, the Capitol, the Supreme Court, and the National Mall as the seat of the federal government. That area would inherit the name the “Capital” and remain under the control of Congress, as mandated by the Constitution. Read More

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Thanks to Mandi for sharing the: “Update on the Adams Morgan countdown clock.”

And in other projections, check out the Cathedral tonight: Read More

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