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DC Honors Ms. Casilda Luna

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Arriving as a young woman in Washington DC in the early 1960’s from the Dominican Republic, Ms. Casilda Luna came to make a difference.  For many decades she impacted the lives of many in DC, and around the DC Metropolitan … read more »

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2018 DC Statehood Champions Honorees

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The DC Statehood Congressional Delegation continues the tradition of honoring organizations and individuals that have helped move us closer to DC Statehood. Please join Representative Franklin Garcia, Senator Paul Strauss, and Senator Michael Brown as they honor these distinguish organizations … read more »

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Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta DC Statehood PSA

Civil rights activist and United Farm Workers (UFW) co-founder Dolores Huerta came to the District Building in Washington DC to record a Public Service Announcement (PSA) in support of DC Statehood.   “For decades I have fought for the rights of … read more »

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DC March for Our Lives

On March 24th, 2018, hundreds of Washingtonians held a pre-March rally at Folger Park in southeast DC. The rally was attended by youth, elected officials, and activists calling for common sense gun control. The event was held a few hours … read more »

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Members of Puerto Rico Shadow Congressional Delegation Meet with Washington, DC’s Delegation

Washington, DC – As Puerto Rico launches its congressional delegation, known as the Statehood Commission, shadow Representatives Pedro Rosselló and Alfonso Aguilar met Thursday with Washington, DC shadow Senators Paul Strauss and Michael D. Brown, and shadow Representative Franklin García … read more »

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Elizabeth Guzman, the Face of America

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Elizabeth Guzman came to the US when she was a young mother, with a high school diploma. She came to the US, like many other immigrants, seeking a better future. She made Virginia home, and has been a resident of … read more »

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Washington DC Community Pays Tribute to Juan Ramon Marroquin

Tribute to Juan Ramon Marroquin was held at the Saint Matthews Episcopal Church in Hyattsville, Maryland on Sunday, July 16, 2017.  A Resolution honoring Mr. Marroquin was presented at the event. Ceremonial Resolution honoring the life of Juan Ramon Marroquin: … read more »

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2016 Cornerstone Awards

DC At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds hosted her 2016 Community Cornerstones Award ceremony at the Wilson Building on January 2, 2017. Members of the community are designated cornerstones of the community by making an extraordinary impact to the quality of life … read more »

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2017 Swearing-In of US Representative Franklin Garcia

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Franklin Garcia is Sworn-in as the US Representative (Shadow) for the District of Columbia. Swearing-in ceremony was held at the Washington Convention Center on January 2, 2017. Representative Garcia won reelection on November 8th, 2016 with over 80% of the … read more »

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DC Statehood Champion and Activist Jerry N Clark Dead at 74

Jerry N. Clark (7/1941 – 4/9/2016) This is a message from Jerry’s niece, Aron Rider: Jerry N. Clark died peacefully tonight in the presence of Melinda (sister), Amy, and me.  I am so grateful for all of your support and … read more »

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