“Resolved… that the [State/Commonwealth] of [state] supports admitting Washington, D.C. into the Union as a state of the United States of America.”
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“I, [name], Governor of the [State/Commonwealth] of [state], do hereby proclaim that I support admitting Washington, D.C. into the Union as a state of the United States of America.”

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Legislative Resolutions & Letters

Gubernatorial Proclamations & Letters

D.C. Statehood Compact Resolutions & Letters

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2021 – Illinois House of Representatives introduces HJR0016: “RESOLVED, That the State of Illinois supports admitting Washington, D.C. into the Union as a state of the United States of America.”

2021 – Rhode Island House of Representatives introduces H5609: “RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island hereby supports admitting Washington, D.C. into the Union as a State of the United States of America.”

2021 – Kentucky House of Representatives introduces HCR68: “Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Senate concurring therein: The Commonwealth of Kentucky supports the admission of Washington, D.C. into the union as a state of the United States of America.”

Other D.C. Statehood Resolutions & Letters

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1935 – California Assembly & Senate introduces AJR7: “Resolved, by the Assembly and the Senate of California, jointly, That the President and the Congress of the Untied States is hereby respectfully urged to set in motion the machinery for correcting this present un-American condition of the residents of the District of Columbia by submitting to the States for ratification the constitutional amendment enabling Congress to make it possible for residents of the District of Columbia to vote for President, Vice President, and Representatives of Congress”

2001 – Illinois House of Representatives introduces HR0390: “RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE OF THE NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we encourage legislature throughout this nation to express support for the people of the District of Columbia in their campaign to right an historic wrong and realize fully the promise of American democracy”

2008 – New Hampshire House of Representatives introduces HR26: “Resolved by the House of Representatives: That the New Hampshire house of representatives declares its regret that the United States Senators from New Hampshire voted to deny the citizens of the District of Columbia an opportunity to fully participate in the Congress of the United States; and That the New Hampshire house of representatives formally declares its support for full representative democracy for all United States citizens, including the residents of the District of Columbia”

2012 – Florida House of Representatives introduces HM1219: “Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida: That the Legislature formally declares its support for admitting the District of Columbia as the 51st state of the United States of America”

2012 – Florida Senate introduces SM1446: “Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida: That the Legislature formally declares its support for admitting the District of Columbia as the 51st state of the United States of America”

2012 – New Hampshire House of Representatives introduces HR26: “Resolved by the House of Representatives: That the New Hampshire house of representatives declares its support for admitting the District of Columbia as the fifty-first State of the United States of America; and That the New Hampshire house of representatives formally declares its support for full representative democracy for the citizens of the District of Columbia”

2013 – Hawaii House of Representatives introduces HR81: “BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Twenty-seventh Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2013, that members of the 113th United States Congress are urged to enact federal legislation or propose a constitutional amendment granting full voting rights to residents of the District of Columbia”

2013 – Hawaii Senate introduces SR96: “BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twenty-seventh Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2013, that members of the 113th United States Congress are urged to enact federal legislation or propose a constitutional amendment granting full voting rights to residents of the District of Columbia”

2013 – Hawaii House of Representatives passes HCR106: “BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Twenty-seventh Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2013, the Senate concurring, that members of the 113th United States Congress are urged to enact federal legislation or propose a constitutional amendment granting full voting rights to residents of the District of Columbia”

2013 – Hawaii Senate passes SCR135: “BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twenty-seventh Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2013, the House of Representatives concurring, that members of the 113th United States Congress are urged to enact federal legislation or propose a constitutional amendment granting full voting rights to residents of the District of Columbia”

2014 – New Hampshire House of Representatives passes HR21: “Resolved by the House of Representatives: That the New Hampshire house of representatives declares its support for the right of residents of the District of Columbia to be fully represented in the Congress of the United States of America”

2016 – Hawaii Senate passes SCR34: “BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twenty-eighth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2016, that House of Representatives concurring, that members of the United states Congress are urged to enact federal legislation or propose a constitutional amendment granting budget autonomy, legislative autonomy, and statehood to the District of Columbia”

2016 – Vermont House of Representatives introduces JRH019: “Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives: That the General Assembly urges Congress to support statehood and all accompanying legal rights and privileges for the District of Columbia”

2019 – Maryland General Assembly introduces HJR7: “RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF MARYLAND, That the members of the United States Congress are urged to enact federal legislation or propose a constitutional amendment granting legislative autonomy and statehood to the District of Columbia”

2020 – Maryland General Assembly introduces HJR8: “RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF MARYLAND, That the members of the United States Congress are urged to enact federal legislation or propose a constitutional amendment granting legislative autonomy and statehood to the District of Columbia”

2020 – New Hampshire House of Representatives introduces HJR4: “Resolved by the Senate and house of Representatives in General Court convened: That the members of the United States Congress are urged to enact federal legislation or propose a constitutional amendment granting legislative autonomy and statehood to the District of Columbia”

2021 – South Dakota Senate passes SCR601: “RESOLVED, by the Senate of the Ninety-Sixth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that the Legislature urges the members of South Dakota’s congressional delegation to vote against any act admitting the district of Columbia as separate state, on the grounds that such an action is illegitimate and unnecessary”

2021 – South Dakota House of Representatives passes SCR601: “RESOLVED, by the Senate of the Ninety-Sixth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that the Legislature urges the members of South Dakota’s congressional delegation to vote against any act admitting the district of Columbia as separate state, on the grounds that such an action is illegitimate and unnecessary”

2021 – West Virginia House of Delegates GOP letter: “We the members of the West Virginia Legislature, on behalf of our constituents, urge you to stand firmly against any and all efforts to admit the District of Columbia as the 51st State of the United States of America.”

2021 – Maryland House of Delegates introduces HJ0005: “RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF MARYLAND, That the members of the United States Congress are urged to enact federal legislation or propose a constitutional amendment granting legislative autonomy and statehood to the District of Columbia.”

2021 – Arizona House of Representatives introduces HCR2035: “Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring: That the Members of the Legislature oppose H.R. 51 and any subsequent enactment of the terms of this proposal and implore the Members of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate to oppose the same.”

2021 – Missouri House of Representatives introduces HCR40: “NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred First General Assembly, First Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, hereby urge Congress to admit the District of Columbia as the fifty-first state of the Union”

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