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     On Monday, May 18, Stand Up! for Democracy in DC (Free DC), DC Statehood organizers, elected officials will hold an awards program for the winners of the "Looking for DC Statehood" Contest!

The winners, Girard Bucello IV, Marrisa Geller and Sherry Brown, will be honored from 10 am to 12 noon at the studios of WeAct Radio located at 1918 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC (Good Hope Road and Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE in Washington, DC.  For their great observation skills and obvious support of DC Statehood and full citizenship rights for DC residents, they will be feted at a morning reception and be awarded fantastic prizes. 

     The contest winners identified Stand Up's  "hard-hitting" metro signs which linked the continuing denial of full citizenship to DC residents to the denial of basic civil rights to Blacks  in the 1960's.  The signs also implored "Support DC Statehood". 

     The event is free and open to the public! 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Friday, March 27, 2015
Contact:  Anise Jenkins - Tel:  (202) 361-9739 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact: Bill Mosley - (202) 360-5414 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 (originally release 3/8/15 - updated 3/16/15)
 
During March, passengers using five Metrorail stations will be greeted by standing ads that draw a link between the D.C. Statehood and civil rights movements.The ads were created by the Stand Up! for Democracy in D.C. Coalition (Free D.C.).

 The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) reported average weekly total ridership throughout the Metrorail system at 721,804 in 2014, with surges during special events.

 The ad, with the heading “Support D.C. Statehood...The District of Columbia Thirsts for Statehood,” features two water fountains, one labeled “U.S. Voter” and the other “D.C. Voter,” reminiscent of the “whites only” and “blacks only” fountains of the Jim Crow era. The ad states that even though D.C. residents pay billions in federal taxes, they have no voting representation in Congress, lack control over their local budget and laws, and cannot appoint or elect their local judges.  (Click "Read More" for Complete Article)

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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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