On April 16th, the DC Statehood Alliance will lead a lobby day to encourage members of Congress to support H.R. 265, the New Columbia Admission Act (aka DC Statehood Bill). Your mind, energy, and spirit are needed to help fill the halls of Congress with Washingtonians, Virginians, and Marylanders who all will join together to say this is a civil rights issue and our lack of autonomy and lack of full and equal voting representation is an injustice and it must stop. Statehood is the only permanent solution. Please send us a note if you would like to join the lobby day, we’ll a few prearranged meetings and many drop-in visits to members of Congress. The most important thing is for you to join us to demonstrate that we all have a shared vision for Statehood that ensures that we are treated fairly and equal with our 320 million neighbors in the 50 states.
To sign up for the lobby day please email us a firstname.lastname@example.org
PS. Not only is this on Emancipation Day in the District but it’s also the day before taxes are due which is also an appropriate day to lobby against a system of Taxation Without Representation.