As we wrote about in our last newsletter, Friday, June 26, 2020, was an historic day for DC statehood. H.R. 51, the Washington DC Admission Act, passed the House of Representatives 232-180 in a floor vote.
Shortly thereafter, the Ward 6 Dems hosted a virtual salon with Bo Shuff, executive director of DC Vote, where he reminded us that for DC to become a state, the bill must also pass the Senate.
According to Shuff, achieving statehood “is all about relationships” we can leverage to pressure senators to vote for DC statehood. If you are planning to make donations to support out-of-state candidates for the House or the Senate this fall, Shuff suggested that you first find out if they support DC statehood. As Shuff said, “Don’t support anyone who doesn’t support statehood.” Or, as the DC Democratic State Committee has put it, "No Donation Without Representation."
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