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      D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange has proposed a resolution to garner support from the anticipated millions of visitors to D.C. from around the country during the October 10th, 2015 for the  20th Anniversary of the Million Man March - "Justice or Else" Movement.  The proposed Sense of the Council Resolution will read in part:


"To declare the sense of the Council in support of developing a ‘Statehood or Else’ multi-media campaign with the express goals of producing a petition supporting District of Columbia statehood, collecting one million signatures for the petition, and delivering the one million signatures strong petition to the White House, to all 535 members of Congress, as well as leadership at both the 2016 Republican National Convention and the 2016 Democratic National Convention."

   Members of Stand Up! for Democracy in DC (Free DC) are in shock at the sudden passing of one of its youngest but most committed founding members, DuJuan Ricardo (Rick) Malachi!  A true believer in DC Statehood, the rights of workers and racial pride, Rick went on to continue his long commitment to equality until his untimely death on June 27th, 2015.

You can sign/read his Guest book at:

DC Statehood Fact Sheet

Download this Fact Sheet and use it whenever you discuss or study why we should have statehood here in Washington, Banneker City, New Columbia, Potomac or whatever you may want to call our city-state.

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