The people of D.C. have been denied their full voting rights for more than 200 years.
Join an important national panel discussion on TONIGHT at 5:30 p.m. with experts to discuss the racist roots of denying D.C. residents statehood rights, parallels between voter suppression in the state of Georgia and D.C., and how lack of statehood continues to harm communities in D.C. today.
Shut out: Voter Suppression, Racial Injustice, and the Fight for D.C. Statehood
Join us this evening for an important discussion of how the lack of statehood harms D.C. communities.
Thursday, September 23, 5:30 p.m.
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Panelists will include:
* George Derek Musgrove, co-author of Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital
* Andrea Young, Executive Director, ACLU of Georgia
* Jamal Holtz, Lead Advocate for D.C. Statehood, 51 for 51
* Monica Hopkins, Executive Director, ACLU of the District of Columbia
The denial of statehood to the 700,000 people of D.C. is an example of egregious voter suppression in our country. We hope you'll be able to join this important conversation tonight.