DC statehood

Personalized message I added to a PFAW petition:

I write in support of S. 51 / H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.

If you are committed to seeing this as an inside-the-beltway private-club partisan game, then I know my appeal will fall on deaf ears. But if you care about what’s right, what’s just, and what’s equitable? Then please read on.

D.C.’s population is greater than two states, and its 700,000 residents pay taxes and serve our nation while receiving no votes in Congress. 85% of DC’s plurality-Black residents voted to demand statehood.

I urge you to support the Washington, D.C. Admission Act to fulfill the promise of democracy, end taxation without representation, and correct a racial injustice.

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