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DC Statehood in the News

November 9, 2016
NPR: D.C. Votes Overwhelmingly To Become 51st State

November 7, 2016
WTOP: DC mayor on statehood vote, ‘historic’ early voting turnout

October 26, 2016
Washington Blade: D.C. statehood called important for LGBT rights

October 24, 2016
Washington Post: Bill Murray: The latest champion of D.C. statehood?

October 20, 2016
Washington Post: Washingtonians should vote for statehood to send a message

October 18, 2016
WTOP: DC Council settles on new name for District in statehood push

October 18, 2016
Washington Post: D.C. Council cedes more power of statehood constitution to residents

September 7, 2016
WAMU: D.C. Statehood Campaign Kicks Off With Promise Of National Pressure

July 27, 2016
Washington Post: D.C. mayor pushes statehood issue at Democratic National Convention

July 26, 2016
WTOP: Celebrities join push for DC statehood

July 22, 2016
Washington Post: Republicans shouldn’t scoff at D.C. statehood

July 19, 2016
Washington Post: Bowser goes to Republican convention to push for D.C. statehood

July 13, 2016
Washington Business Journal: D.C. statehood referendum receives big push forward

June 29, 2016
WAMU: It’s Official: If D.C. Becomes the 51st State, It Will Be Known As…New Columbia

June 16, 2016
Washington Post: In quest to be 51st state, D.C. convenes first constitutional convention of the 21st century

June 14, 2016
Washington Post: Did Bryce Harper just join the D.C. Statehood cause?

May 11, 2016
Politico: Clinton: I support D.C. Statehood

May 4, 2016
The Washington Post: 'Fair is fair': A sensible path for D.C. statehood

May 2, 2016
WAMU: DC Wants to Become the 51st State and Here's How it Plans on Going About It.

April 27, 2016
The Economist: Why Washington, DC is seeking statehood

April 25, 2016
DCist: D.C. Paid More In Federal Taxes Than 22 States Last Year
OCFO: $26 Billlon of Taxation without Representation

April 21, 2016
Washington Post: D.C. leaders commit to constitutional convention, Nov. vote in new push for D.C. statehood
WAMU: Bowser Plans To Submit Request For D.C. Statehood To New President And Congress
April 15, 2016
Wall Street Journal: Mayor of Washington, D.C., Calls for Vote to Prod Congress on Statehood
Press Release: Norton Praises Mayor Bowser’s New Effort to Have D.C. Residents Vote on Statehood

April 14, 2016
MSNBC: DC defies feds on budget, with eye toward statehood

August 5, 2015
HBO: Watch Cute Kids Sing John Oliver’s Song For DC Statehood