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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, June 25, 2015

Contact:  Anise Jenkins - Tel:  (202) 361-9739 - anisej@hotmail.comContact: Bill Mosley - (202) 360-5414 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Stand Up! for Democracy in DC Coalition (Free DC) Thanks Sen. Carper for Introducing DC Statehood BillThe Stand Up! for Democracy in DC Coalition today thanked Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) for introducing legislation in the Senate to make the District of Columbia the 51st US state.“Senator Carper has been a longtime champion for the District,” said Stand Up! Presidentand Executive Director Anise Jenkins.  “Last September he held the first congressional hearing on DC Statehood in more than two decades, and he continues to be our leading advocate in the Senate.  We appreciate his support for justice and full citizenship for DC.”The bill is a companion to H.R. 317, the DC Statehood bill in the House introduced by DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.  Seventeen senators have already signed on as co-sponsors of the Senate bill.


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The Department will host a housing fair that will educate, empower and support District residents in homeownership and foreclosure prevention. Opportunities for residents to gain knowledge of DHCD housing programs and other District government services will be available. 

There will be information on DC Statehood included in the housing info packets!  Housing and Equal Rights go hand in hand!


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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