Articles tagged: D.C. statehood


Editorials

Justice for D.C. means statehood now

Democracy means the people have a say. If you’re one of 717,000 people who live in Washington, you don’t have that. Congress took it from you. D.C., a majority-minority city,... Read more

Features

The March on Washington for Voting Rights confronts D.C.’s shadow of democracy

Fifty-eight years after the first March on Washington, demonstrators are gathering to demand the protection of voting rights across the country.

Alumni Speak

Why Georgetown students should support D.C. statehood

D.C. statehood is not an issue of just taxes or borders. Civil rights, racial justice, and democracy are at stake. Statehood would open up pathways for the 700,000 residents of D.C., 54 percent of whom are people of color, to advocate for themselves and access the same democratic processes that people living in states do.

News

D.C. statehood is closer than ever to becoming a reality. The Senate has a problem with that.

For the first time in history, D.C. statehood has been approved by a house of Congress, passing the House in a 232-180 vote on June 26.  Despite the vote, and... Read more