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D.C. Statehood Proponents Take to the Hill

Wednesday April 17, 2013
D.C. Statehood Proponents Take to the Hill

Led by Elinor Hart and Representative Nate Bennett Fleming in the House of Representatives and Josh Burch in the Senate, a group of 60 D.C. Statehood activists visited at least one tenth of the Congressional Offices on the day after taxes were due, D.C. Emancipation Day, to educate Members of Congress about D.C. Statehood. Once there, the group was organized into teams.…  

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Barnes Joins with Empower DC – Files Lawsuit to Stop School Closures

Tuesday April 2, 2013
Barnes Joins with Empower DC – Files Lawsuit to Stop School Closures

On Friday, March 29th Lead Attorney Johnny Barnes was joined by members of an eight-person Legal Team to file a lawsuit to block the proposed Plan by Chancellor Kaya Henderson to close 15 D.C. Public Schools.

“We are making history,” said Attorney Barnes. “Communities throughout the country are fighting the closure of public schools, but D.C.…  

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D.C. Statehood — In Our Lifetime

Saturday March 2, 2013
D.C. Statehood — In Our Lifetime

A group of dedicated and determined District residents have been volunteering to educate Congress about D.C. Statehood. Encouraged by the fact that 4 senators, including Illinois Senator Dick Durbin — a confidant of President Obama — have introduced a D.C. Statehood Bill; while Congresswoman Norton has reintroduced a companion Bill, these citizens are making significant headway in dispelling the many myths about D.C.…  

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