Articles tagged: D.C. statehood
Fifty-eight years after the first March on Washington, demonstrators are gathering to demand the protection of voting rights across the country.
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.
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