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Thank you to the DCYDs for organizing and all our panelists. I'm looking forward to hearing what actions we can take to help make Statehood happen this year.
Name ‘em Shame ‘em!
The Senators who did not cosponsor the Senate bill last time: Manchin (WV), Sinema (AZ), King (I-ME)
New Senators not yet on the bill (though all but Kelly have publicly pledged to support Statehood): Hickenlooper COKelly AZLujan NMOssoff GAWarnock GA
Yes! Good way to put it!
If you have questions for our panelists please put them in the chat
How do you all respond to the argument that D.C. should just retrocede to Maryland and if we oppose that we just want a partisan power grab?
So many ways to get involved! We put a list of some actions, and links to many orgs (including Neighbors United, DC Vote, etc.) on the Ward 6 Dems website: https://www.ward6dems.org/dc_statehood
Questions from audience coming up!
There’s a good summary of stupid arguments against Statehood, including retrocession, here: https://www.washingtonian.com/2020/06/26/six-colossally-stupid-arguments-against-dc-statehood/
If you know “Statehood-curious” people who want to learn more and join a meeting, our DC Dems Statehood Committee meetings are public. You can sign up here, and the next up is Feb 10: https://www.mobilize.us/dcdems/event/367791/
Instagram & Twitter: @demithedancer
See DC Statehood in the Democratic Party Platform! (It hasn’t always been there, but so glad it is now): https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/party-platform/restoring-and-strengthening-our-democracy/
So sorry to have to drop early, but SO glad to hear all the great questions and interest in Statehood!
looking forward to working with all of you!