News related to District of Columbia (Washington DC)

Mar 31, 2017

District of Columbia: Support for Statehood Within the Capital Unlikely to Dissipate

  The article below was published by National Constitution Center: On March 29, 1961, the 23rd Amendment was ratified, granting the District of Columbia electors in the Electoral College. For the first time in the nation’s history, D.C. residents had some sort of representation in the federal government, even if only in presidential elections. In every contest since the ratification...

Mar 31, 2017

District of Columbia: Support for Statehood Within...

Photo Courtesy of National Constitution Center   In November 2016, 79 percent of DC residents in a non-binding referendum voted in favour of the District becoming the United States’ 51st state....

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Feb 16, 2017

District of Columbia (Washington DC): Advocates...

The article below was published by Harvard Political Review: “Taxation without representation is tyranny” is perhaps one of the most iconic phrases of the American Revolution. It artfully...

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Jan 13, 2017

District of Columbia: Obama Never Cared About...

Below is an article published by The Hill: President Obama has been a president this country should have good feelings about as he leaves office. Twenty million people have health insurance who did not...

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Jan 06, 2017

District of Columbia: Booming City Deserves Statehood,...

Below is an article published by the AFRO: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has entered her third year as the District’s mayor and residents have strong ideas on what she needs to accomplish in 2017....

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Dec 08, 2016

District of Columbia: Mayor Meets President-Elect...

  Below is an article published by The Washington Post: D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser emerged from a private meeting with Donald Trump on Tuesday [6 December 2016] saying that the president-elect...

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Dec 02, 2016

District of Colombia: NFL Responds After District...

Below an article published by The Washington Post: The National Football League is reminding concession workers at its stadiums that the District of Columbia is not the country of Colombia, it’s...

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Nov 10, 2016

UNPO Welcomes DC Residents’ Overwhelming Vote...

On 8 November 2016, residents of the District of Columbia were invited to vote in a referendum asking the voters if they want to turn the nation’s capital into the US’s 51st state, thereby...

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Nov 09, 2016

District of Columbia: Voters Overwhelmingly Approve...

  Below is an article published by the Washington Post: District voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum to make the nation’s capital its 51st state on Tuesday, with pollgoers saying they...

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Nov 08, 2016

District of Columbia: Statehood Referendum Taking...

Below an article published by NBC: Turning the District of Columbia into the nation's 51st state has long been a popular political position among city residents and their elected leaders. On Tuesday [8...

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Oct 20, 2016

District of Columbia: ‘State of Washington,...

  Below is an article published by WTOP: If the D.C. Council has its way, the District will be known as the “State of Washington, D.C.” That’s the name offered up by Ward 2 council...

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Sep 09, 2016

District of Columbia: Launch of Nationwide DC...

Below is an article published by WAMU 88.5 American University Radio: Statehood may be a relatively easy sell for District residents, but leaders of the movement are pledging to take their message national. The Statehood...

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Aug 11, 2016

District of Columbia: Statehood Movement Gains...

  Below is an article published by Voice of America:  The United States flag has had 50 stars to represent the 50 states since Hawaii joined the Union in 1959. However, if a movement growing...

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Jul 27, 2016

District of Columbia: Unlikely Supporter for DC...

  Below is an article published by Washingtonian:  The District has had a rough week at the Republican National Convention, and not just because of the generic, freeform Washington-bashing...

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Jun 10, 2016

District of Columbia: Everything you Need to Know...

  Below is an article by Vox: Bernie Sanders wants to turn Washington, DC, into a state. As he said on Thursday [9 June 2016], "I am strongly in favour of DC statehood." Why is he bringing this...

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May 25, 2016

District of Columbia: Struggle for Fiscal Independence...

  Below is an article published by The Atlantic:  In 2013, residents of the District of Columbia more or less filed for divorce from Congress. They voted by an overwhelming majority for a ballot...

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May 09, 2016

District of Columbia: Draft Constitution for Statehood...

  Below is an article published by the Courthouse News Service: Leaders of the District of Columbia took another step Friday (6 May 2016) in their renewed effort to petition Congress for statehood...

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Apr 29, 2016

District of Columbia: Mayor to Ask for Constitutional...

  Photo courtesy of The Washington Times.  Below is an article published by The Washington Times:   The D.C. chief financial officer is making a forceful argument for statehood: In 2014,...

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Apr 25, 2016

District of Columbia: Leaders Commit to Pushing...

  Below is an article published by the Washington Post:   D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser won an early endorsement Thursday (21 April) of her ambitious plan to petition Congress and the next president...

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Apr 20, 2016

District of Columbia: Breaking Bad Star Supports...

  Below is an article published by Roll Call: What do award-winning, antihero creator Vince Gilligan and D.C. shadow Sen. Paul Strauss have in common? The vision to call in all-around “fixer”...

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Mar 16, 2016

District of Columbia: Increasing Support to DC...

  Photo courtesy of @Flickr Wally Gobetz IOWANS FOR DC STATEHOOD ANNOUNCE ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION IN SEVEN COUNTIES DC statehood resolutions garner enough support to advance to next step in convention...

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Mar 02, 2016

Washington DC: Why Statehood Matters

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Feb 22, 2016

District of Columbia: Success for DC Statehood...

  Below is a press release taken from Iowans for DC Statehood.com:   Des Moines, IA – The results are in for the issue resolutions submitted at Iowa’s first-in-the-nation...

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Jan 29, 2016

District of Columbia: First National Caucus in...

  Washington, DC –United States Senator Paul Strauss (D-DC-Shadow), U.S. Senator Michael D. Brown (D-DC-Shadow) and U.S. Representative Franklin Garcia (D-DC-Shadow) will attend the First-in-the-Nation...

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Dec 11, 2015

District of Columbia: Hollywood Celebrities Join...

Below is an article published by The Hill Richard Schiff, who played fictional White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler on NBC’s longrunning political drama, was among the celebs over the...

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Dec 07, 2015

District of Columbia: Struggle for Statehood brought...

Below is an article published by The Hoya: The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization accepted the District of Columbia’s bid to join its membership – marking the first North American...

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Nov 09, 2015

UNPO Welcomes New Member, District of Columbi...

The residents of the District of Columbia represent over 658,000 disenfranchised citizens of the United States. Within a distinct boundary of 68.3 square miles, these people are denied any meaningful participation...

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