DC Statehood support in the 116th Congress
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D.C. Statehood Educational Letter Writing Campaign Responses
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)
“As a firm believer in democracy and human rights, I will always stand up for full voting representation of our nation’s capital. I am with you in this fight… However unique the District might be, its residents are hardworking people who do not differ from other Americans in their basic entitlement to representation… the good of the District is also the good of Maryland.”
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
“The right to vote is a cornerstone of American society… I support voting rights for the more than 600,000 American citizens that live in the District of Columbia.”
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
“I am delighted that Students for D.C. Statehood is working for our city to become the 51ststate! Your work has helped us achieve record cosponsorship of our D.C. statehood bill… As an activist in the civil rights movement during my student days, I know the critical role students can play in brining about change.”
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA02)
“Residents of D.C. pay taxes, serve in the military, and are subject to all laws and courts of the United States. However, they have no voting representation in Congress, which amounts to taxation without representation… You can rest assured I will continue to support D.C. statehood should any legislation come to the House floor”
Who Supports D.C. Statehood?