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DC Statehood NOW Rally! - Shared screen with speaker view
Jennifer Blemur
29:39
Fixing the sound issue
Jennifer Blemur
47:30
For those watching, if you have questions please put them in the chat we will be opening it up the audience later in the program!
LaFortune, Matt
47:42
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.
Jennifer Blemur
01:04:30
Name ‘em Shame ‘em!
Andria Thomas
01:05:01
The Senators who did not cosponsor the Senate bill last time: Manchin (WV), Sinema (AZ), King (I-ME)
Andria Thomas
01:05:38
New Senators not yet on the bill (though all but Kelly have publicly pledged to support Statehood): Hickenlooper COKelly AZLujan NMOssoff GAWarnock GA
Ankit Jain
01:06:02
Yes! Good way to put it!
Jennifer Blemur
01:13:06
If you have questions for our panelists please put them in the chat
Ankit Jain
01:14:32
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?
Andria Thomas
01:15:38
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
Andria Thomas
01:17:59
There
Jennifer Blemur
01:18:12
Questions from audience coming up!
Andria Thomas
01:18:20
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/
Demi Stratmon
01:19:45
51for51.org
Andria Thomas
01:20:20
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/
Joshue Burch
01:20:20
@51stDC www.the51st.org
Ty Hobson-Powell
01:31:54
@tyhobsonpowelldc- IG
Demi Stratmon
01:31:57
Instagram & Twitter: @demithedancer
Ty Hobson-Powell
01:32:10
@tyhobsonpowell- Twitter
Ty Hobson-Powell
01:32:18
2022554367- Cell
Demi Stratmon
01:32:24
email: demistratmon@gmail.com
Ty Hobson-Powell
01:32:27
tyfordc@gmail.com
Joshue Burch
01:32:41
unitedforstatehood@gmail.com
Joshue Burch
01:33:18
@JBurchDC Twitter
Andria Thomas
01:33:37
Twitter: @andria_n_thomas
Andria Thomas
01:35:14
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/
Andria Thomas
01:37:43
So sorry to have to drop early, but SO glad to hear all the great questions and interest in Statehood!
Joshue Burch
01:44:27
looking forward to working with all of you!