Monthly Archives: September 2013

We Are Essential And So Is Statehood

We are the citizens of the District. We are each essential to our family, friends, neighborhoods, city, and country. We come from diverse backgrounds and varying belief systems yet all of us are denied equality in American democracy. We are … Continue reading

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I AM ESSENTIAL AND SO IS STATEHOOD

Order Shirts from CafePress!!! As I wrote in a previous post the Mayor’s move to declare all District Government workers ‘essential’ is not just a reflection on them and their work but it’s a statement about all of us. All … Continue reading

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Pardon Us America, We’re Essential

An idea initiated by Councilmember David Grosso to declare all District Government workers essential has now put the District in direct confrontation with the federal government that challenges our current unjust status with it. This is a necessary move to … Continue reading

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Mr. Speaker, Don’t Close DC.

As a child growing up in DC I went to DC libraries and DC recreation centers after school on weekends to learn and play. I loved them both. Over the years the facilities have changed but their funding source has … Continue reading

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Time To Be Proactive, Let’s Make It Personal

Just over two years ago our group, Neighbors United for DC Statehood, was formed on the heels of an awful bargain where President Obama and Speaker Boehner used the District as a bartering chip in negotiations to avoid a government … Continue reading

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