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It Is Long Past Time for DC Statehood

  • 700,000 DC residents have no vote in Congress. They pay the most in federal taxes per capita and their residents serve in every military branch. 

 

  • 30,000 veterans live in Washington, DC and have fought for their country. Yet, when they return home, they have no vote in the government they just fought to defend. 

 

  • Fact Check: No other democracy in the world deprives its citizens of equal rights just because they live in the nation’s capital.

 

  • DC’s population is larger than Wyoming and Vermont, and has met all the constitutional requirements for statehood. The 700,000 residents living in DC deserve equality.

 

  • This nation was founded on the rallying cry “No Taxation Without Representation.” For 219 years, DC residents have gone without a voice in their own government, despite paying federal taxes.

 

  • The federal government collects more in taxes from DC than it does from 22 states. DC can support itself.
  • Office Locations

    Office Name Location Image Map URL
    Washington DC 2159 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    p. (202) 225-5006
    f. (202) 225-5641
    https://goo.gl/maps/69TjH
    Chicago Office 2815 W. Fifth Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60612
    p. (773) 533-7520
    f. (773) 533-7530
    https://goo.gl/maps/24smXeMjD2D2
           
           
           
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