Big news: Tomorrow Congress is holding a hearing on statehood for the District for the first time in 25 years. I'll be at the Rayburn House Building tomorrow with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Bowser, my D.C. Council colleagues, statehood advocates, and hundreds of District residents who want to see an end to undemocratic taxation without representation.
It’s time to dust off your statehood pins and t-shirts because we need your support to make statehood a reality, and tomorrow is just the beginning! Here’s how you can support the call for D.C. statehood from wherever you are:
Attend In-Person: Thursday, September 19, at 10:00am in the Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Ave. NW, Room 2154)
If you plan to attend in-person, it’s best to take public transportation. The nearest Metro station is Capitol South, and the entrance to the Rayburn Building is on Independence Ave. All attendees must go through a security screening, so note that there might be long lines. You’ll want to get there early! The building opens at 7:30am.
Stop by a Rally: Show your support, grab a button, and take a few pictures at one of these events:
- Happy Hour with Young Dems, DC Vote & 51 for 51 <[link removed]>: Tonight from 6:30-8:30pm at Johnny Pistolas (2333 18th St. NW)
- #DCStatehood at Mochella 51 <[link removed]>: Thursday, September 19, from 7:00-10:00pm on the National Mall
Tweet Your Support: We want #DCstatehood to trend tomorrow when we #ShowUp4DC! Tweet a picture or two to help us keep the momentum going during the hearing and throughout the day tomorrow.
We’re taxpayers, we participate in military service, and we’re voters who deserve full representation. Nothing less. I look forward to seeing a great outpouring of support tomorrow!
Thanks so much for adding your voice.
Councilmember Elissa Silverman
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