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MLK Peace Walk and Parade 2017

Washington DC hosted another successful Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace-walk and Parade.  The Peace-walk Parade was held in Ward 8 on January 17, 2017.  The organizing committee co-chairs, Denise Rolark-Barnes and Keith Silver, along with many other committee members … 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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14th meeting of the Electoral College for the District of Columbia

Here is a photo from Monday’s 14th meeting of the Electoral College for the District of Columbia (Anita Bonds, Jack Evans, Franklin Garcia).  It was an honor to vote on behalf of the people’s choice (both DC’s and nationally) to … read more »

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DC Statehood Champions Honored at Holiday Party

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Elected officials, community leaders, and others came together to celebrate the overwhelming support a DC Statehood Referendum received at the ballot on November 8th, 2016.  Over 85% of all DC voters that participated in the general election voted to make … read more »

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DC Delegation at 2016 DNC Convention in Philadelphia

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DC Delegation at the 2016 DNC Convention Celebrities host luncheon for DC Statehood in Philadelphia during DNC 2016 Convention  

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DC to Host Constitutional Convention to Become 51st State

On May 6th, 2016, the New Columbia Statehood Commission presented to the public a draft Constitution of what will be the state of New of Columbia, or the 51st state in the Union. The DC Council created the New Columbia … read more »

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DC Holiday Delays Tax Day

This year, taxes will be due on April 18th, 2016, and not the usual April 15th. This is because the IRS recognizes any holiday observed in the District of Columbia as an official legal holiday nationwide. Lucky for tax collectors, … 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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DC is Latest Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) Member

At its 20th session in Brussels, Belgium, UNPO formally voted to accept the Nation’s Capital as a new member. The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is an international, nonviolent, and democratic membership organization. Its members are indigenous peoples, minorities, … read more »

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