Would you like to be part of the movement to win Statehood for the District of Columbia? Become a volunteer in the Stand Up! for Democracy in DC Coalition's Statehood Survey Campaign. You'll ask visitors to the National Mall this summer about their views on Statehood and help dispel myths standing in the way of full citizenship for DC residents.
Join dozens of volunteers working to make DC the 51 st state! The campaign starts in June so sign up now! Volunteer by calling (202) 232-2500 and/or sending an email to "volunteer_at_standupfordemocracy_dot_org" with your contact info and perhaps other interest in ongoing volunteerism. Thanks!
Pictured is recently deceased Barbara Lett Simmons seated in rear with Frank kameny and Charles Cassell in the forward passenger seat. They are being driven in a July 4th Palisades Parade by the photographer's husband. (photograph by Ann Loikow).
They are all wearing Free DC caps!
Evanna Powell, of Stand Up! for Democracy in DC, said: "It was with great sorrow that I heard of the recent death of Sen. Inouye who was one of the co-sponsors of the "New Columbia Admission Act," S-2023, during the 102nd Session.
Today, two days before the 4th of July, Consumer activist, long time organizer and DC resident, Ralph Nader, held a press conference today calling for local and national organizations to participate in a Strike for DC Statehood to "protest the colonial status of the District of Columbia, whose residents are prohibited from forming a state and having two voting Senators and one Representative in the Congress. by postponing arrival at work for 15 minutes on July 9, 2012, 30 minutes on August 1, 2012, 45 minutes on September 10, 2012 and one hour on October 1, 2012 and use that time and other times to expand our circle of solidarity on Statehood
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