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Introduction of S. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, in the U.S. Senate
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Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) is the chief sponsor of a D.C. statehood bill in the U.S. Senate and D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) has similar legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Anthony Tilghman/The Washington Informer)
CARPER LEADS SENATE REINTRODUCTION OF BILL TO GRANT STATEHOOD TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Press Release, Office of U.S. Senator Thomas R. Carper, January 24, 2023
Introduction of H. R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, in the 118th Congress
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Norton Introduces D.C. Statehood Bill with 165 Original Cosponsors in 118th Congress
Press Release, Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, January 10, 2023
THE OXFORD ENTREPRENEURS MENTOR SERIES
I am excited to be named a MENTOR at Oxford Entrepreneurs – the student startup accelerator program from Oxford University. I will be presenting to student founders, network members and alumni on the topic of “Leadership & Company Culture” on November 30, 2022.
AMERICAN PROPHET – August 11th
a new musical inspired by abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ own words and a viewing of the League of Women Voters-DC Quilts 4 DC Statehood at Arena Stage on August 11, 2022
AMERICAN PROPHET is a groundbreaking musical powered by Frederick Douglass’ own speeches and writings. Mark your calendar to join us for an evening of arts and culture, preceded by a viewing of Quilts 4 DC Statehood — a special project by members of the League of Women Voters-District of Columbia.
Frederick Douglass was first invited to speak on August 11, 1841, on Nantucket Island at the annual convention of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, in front of a largely white audience. This first speech got Douglass noticed and put him on the path to becoming a lecturer for the society.
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You may mail checks and money orders to the Statehood NOW Foundation:
c/o US Senator Michael D. Brown
4501 Western Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
PLEASE NOTE: The Foundation gratefully accepts DONATIONS so that we may offer discounted event tickets to interested seniors and students who have been long active in the DC statehood movement. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!
READ: Thanks to a new musical, Frederick Douglass dances into pop culture
The premiere of ‘American Prophet’ at Arena Stage seeks to show the human side of a revered figure from American history
By Peter Marks, Theater & Dance, The Washington Post, July 23, 2022
OUR “WARNING” SIGN IS GETTING NOTICED…
U.S. SENATOR MICHAEL D. BROWN ERECTS “WARNING” SIGN ON HIS FRONT LAWN
Commuters, as they enter DC, encounter large reflective sign stating the fact that residency in the nation’s capital results in the loss of the most basic rights of citizenship
United States Senator Michael D. Brown (D-DC) erected a large reflective, metal “WARNING” sign on the front lawn of his home, located at 4501 Western Avenue, NW in Washington, DC, on May 2, 2021.Continue reading
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Shadow Politics brings Americans together to talk about issues important to them. This bi-partisan grassroots talk show is about America hearing what you have to say. And YOU are invited to participate in the conversation…
Join United States Senator Michael D. Brown (D-DC) and cohost Marília Duffles on the next Shadow Politics, which airs *LIVE* on Sundays 7:00-7:55 pm ET. The show is then rebroadcast three times on We Act Radio.
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S. 631 Now Has 42 Cosponsors
S.631 – the Washington, DC Admission Act – currently has 42 cosponsors in the 116th Congress (2019-2020). Do your senators support DC statehood.
In Historic Vote, House Passes H.R. 51, the Washington, DC Admission Act
On a near party-line vote, members of the U.S. House of Representatives passed (by a vote of 232-180) legislation to make the District of Columbia the 51st state on June 26, 2020.