D.C. residents — the majority of whom are people of color — are at a severe and undemocratic disadvantage. They don’t have voting representation in Congress or the ability to independently pass their own laws or budgets, and are forced to contend with all kinds of federal interference.
It’s far past time for the residents of D.C. to be able to govern themselves and have an equal voice in our democracy. We can make that a reality by admitting D.C. into the union as the 51st state.
The Washington, D.C. Admission Act would make D.C. the 51st state in the union. This bill would finally give the residents of D.C. — the majority of whom are people of color — equal voting representation in the House and Senate, and control over their own laws and budgets.
We need your help to pass this crucial legislation. Call your senators and urge them to publicly support D.C. statehood and suspension of the filibuster, so the Washington D.C. Admission Act can pass Congress.