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Stand Up! for Democracy in DC

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Stand Up! for Democracy in DC (Free DC!) asks that you donate through the "DoMore24" at during the 24 hours of Thursday, June 2, 2016!  Founded in 1997, we have been and are today the most consistent voice advocating for DC Statehood, the only way to ensure full citizenship rights for the almost 680,000 people living in Washington, DC.

We ask that you help us continue the fight to make the United States a more perfect union by ending the fact that the United States is the only country with a representative form of government that bans representation of its capital residents in its national congress!  Through our efforts to educate, advocate organize and mobilize both locally and nationally, we have changed the focus from unsuccessful strategies to the fully constitutional right to Statehood. Please dedicate Thursday, June 2, to helping the people in the non-federal part of the nation's capital be finally free and equal. - please donate here!Anise Jenkins, executive director, Stand Up! for Democracy in DC (Free DC)

DC Mayor Bowser announced one day before DC Emancipation Day - April 15, 2016 - that the new DC Statehood Commission would launch a DC Statehood referendum campaign.  It made each DC resident a "delegate" to vote on DC Statehood Constitutional Convention to be held on June 17 - 18 (location and more information on  Starting Tuesday, June 1, each ward will have a DC Statehood Constituion townhall where input is sought for the draft Constitution - constitution again on Comments can also be made on that site.  The referendum will be on the November DC ballot.  IT IS URGENT THAT ALL DC RESIDENTS BE INVOLVED IN THIS IMPORTANT PROCESS and GIVE COMMENTS ABOUT THE PROCESS AND THE CONSTITUTION ITSELF.  The Commission's phone number is:   (202) 724-7173 -  Fax: (202) 727-0278!!!

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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Anise Jenkins

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William Mosley

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United Black Fund
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John Oliver on DC Statehood

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Stand Up! for Democracy - Free DC! is a nonpartisan, educational organization; it never supports or opposes any political candidate.