June 2014 – Statehood Happenings

Okay folks, sadly we’re still not a state which means there’s more work to do and we all play a role in making that happen. As such here are a few ways that you can contribute by taking part in some upcoming statehood activities (in chronological order):

  1. Summer Assignment: Don’t forget that we have 11 Senators that we are targeting this summer and if you haven’t reached out to them please do so. We think we can get them on the statehood bill but they need to hear from us. Here’s how: http://wp.me/p1xdSF-vG We can do this!
  2. Capital Pride Parade: On June 7th march with the statehood contingent you’ll need to meet at the Red (first) Section Space #27 near the intersection of 22nd & P St. NW. Wear red, especially something that’s pro-statehood! Here’s a Facebook link to share as well: https://www.facebook.com/events/635521986533455/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
  3. June Statehood Meeting: On Thursday, June 12th at 7pm (location TBD but probably at a bar so it’ll more be a less formal meeting): We’re changing things up a bit and having our monthly meeting on a week night! Come on out to learn about what we’ve been doing and share your thoughts on what we should be doing to promote the statehood cause. I’ll send location details out early next week.
  4. June 14th, Flag Day: Last year we celebrated Flag Day by sharing our own images with the DC flag with the rest of the country online at The51st.orgFacebook, & Twitter. Please start sending me photos with you, your family, friends, and neighbors with the DC flag. Photos from last year came in all different forms so be thoughtful and innovative about your photo or just be fun (aka Selfies for Statehood). Please have all photos to me by June 13th so I can post on our Facebook page to be shared on Saturday. Then on June 14th we’ll all update our Facebook/Twitter accounts with photos of ourselves and the DC flag and we’ll share a unified pro-statehood message with our friends and followers around the country.

That was a mouthful, but there’s a lot going on and a lot to do. I hope to see you (or at least a photo of you) in the next week helping us spread the statehood message to build support locally and nationally for this civil rights cause.

Thanks to you all,

Josh

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