Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DC Statehood:Two Chances to Get Involved and Kick Some New Life Into This Movement

If you're a DC resident who would like the same voting rights as every other citizen of the 50 states, but you've been thinking that under the Obama administration, it's bound to happen sooner or later, then you should make very effort to attend either or both of the upcoming meetings on this issue. You will be updated on the state of the statehood movement, and you will find out why your help is needed more now more than ever, as the goal, once believed within reach with the help of a friendly administration, has instead encountered multiple bumps in the road.

Your first chance to find out what's going on is at the panel discussion set for this Thursday, September 22, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, hosted by DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton. The discussion title is  "Statehood is My Goal: How Do We Get There?" The location is the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Room 140A. The forum is free and open to the public.

Then on Saturday, September 24, there's a meeting co-sponsored by DC Statehood - Yes We Can! and DC for Democracy, which will take place in the downstairs auditorium of the Cleveland Park Library. This focus of this meeting will be lobbying efforts to get Congress to pass H.R. 265, the New Columbia Admission Act, which was introduced by Ms. Norton in January, 2011.

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