DC 2018 General Election
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Mayor, District of Columbia
Muriel Bowser serves as Washington, DC’s seventh elected Mayor. Sworn in on January 2, 2015, she pledged to bring a fresh start to the District of Columbia, create pathways to the middle class for residents, and foster a culture of inclusion, transparency and action. Click here to read more.
2016 DC Statehood Referendum Results
Check out exactly how the federal District would be shrunk in accordance with the 2016 statehood advisory referendum (in addition to H.R. 1293 and S. 1278) and discover the boundaries of the proposed 51st State. Click here to read more.
Sen. Michael Brown
United States Senator, District of Columbia
Senator Michael Brown was first elected as a Shadow Senator for Washington, D.C. in 2006 and reelected in 2012. He was born in New Jersey in 1953 and moved to the District in 1984. Identifying as an independent, Brown advocates for D.C. statehood in both the Council of the District of Columbia as well as the United States Senate.
The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is an international, nonviolent, and democratic membership organisation. Its members are indigenous peoples, minorities, and unrecognised or occupied territories who have joined together to protect and promote their human and cultural rights, to preserve their environments, and to find nonviolent solutions to conflicts which affect them. Click here to read more.
“Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., donned a T-shirt emblazoned with a D.C. statehood slogan to honor her loss in the bet with Eleanor Holmes Norton, the district’s non-voting delegate to the House of Representatives.”
“Congressional Republicans call it a simple way to bring down costs and diversify the federal workforce. Democrats decry it as a time-wasting attack on the nation’s capital and the region around it.” Click here to read more.
What does D.C. lack?
Legislative & Budget Autonomy
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton
United States Delegate, District of Columbia
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, now in her fourteenth term as the Congresswoman for the District of Columbia, is the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. She serves on two committees: the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Click here to read more.
In 2014, the Council of the District of Columbia created the New Columbia Statehood Commission to coordinate the District’s statehood initiatives. The Commission is an independent agency within DC government providing support to the Statehood Congressional Delegation in promoting statehood and voting rights to the District. The Commission is comprised of Mayor Muriel Bowser, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Senators Paul Strauss and Michael D. Brown, and Representative Franklin Garcia. Click here to read more.
Sen. Paul Strauss
United States Senator, District of Columbia
Paul Strauss has been a resident of the District of Columbia since 1982 and is currently serving his fourth term as United States Senator from the District of Columbia. As a non-voting representative to the US Senate, Strauss advocates at the US Senate and the US House of Representatives on behalf of the citizens of DC in their attempt to gain full Federal representation, self-determination, and eventually admittance to the union as the nation’s 51st state.
“Vice President Mike Pence walked on stage to a European Union summit in Brussels to a backdrop featuring a version of the US flag with 51 stars, instead of the traditional 50. The flag featured three rows of nine stars and three rows of eight stars, instead of the usual layout of nine rows that alternate between six and five stars.” Click here to read more.
2017 Puerto Rico Statehood Referendum Results
Rep. Franklin Garcia
United States Representative, District of Columbia
Franklin Garcia was elected US Representative (Shadow) for the District of Columbia on November 4, 2014. He is working to bring full democracy to more than 650,000 people in our nation’s capital by helping make the District of Columbia the 51st State in the union. He is part of a Statehood Congressional Delegation that includes two Senators and one US Representative. Click here to read more.
86% of Washington, D.C. residents voted in favor of a new statehood constitution written by the New Columbia Statehood Commission and ratified at the New Columbia Statehood Constitutional Convention in 2016.
Council Chairman, District of Columbia
Phil Mendelson was first elected to the Council in November 1998 as an At-Large Councilmember. He served the District in that role until June 2012 when, following the resignation of the previous Council Chairman, Phil was selected by his colleagues to take over that role. In November 2012 and 2014, District voters elected and re-elected Phil as Chairman of the Council. Click here to read more.