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DC Mayor Asks DNC to Add DC Statehood to Platform

Written by Blake Richardson | NBC News
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser told the Democratic National Convention that D.C. residents wanted "to be considered just like every other American" as she asked the party to add DC statehood to its platform. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser told the Democratic National Convention that D.C. residents wanted "to be considered just like every other American" as she asked the party to add DC statehood to its platform. Andrea Miller

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser asked the Democratic National Committee to add D.C. statehood to its platform Tuesday.

The DNC held its Mid-Atlantic Democratic Platform Forum in the first event of a series that aims to engage a variety of voices from the party. Bowser took the opportunity to present the issue of statehood.

“Despite the fact that we perform all the functions of a state, Washingtonians do not enjoy the rights of all Americans,” Bowser said.

She pointed out that residents in the District pay federal taxes and fight in the military. But with one congresswoman without voting power and no senators, D.C. does not have adequate representation, she said.

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