Category Archives: DC Statehood

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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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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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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