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Local activists rally for support of D.C. statehood

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Local activists rally for support of D.C. statehood Local activists rally for support of D.C. statehood (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Local activists rally for support of D.C. statehood and budgetary autonomy on Capitol Hill this afternoon. Pictured, David Barrows, in white wig, of the DC Healthcare Coalition, belts out a protest song with various other activists lined up along the sidewalk across First street from the Republican National Committee headquarters.

INDENTURED SERVANTS ON THE DC PLANTATION
(Lyrics by David Barrows, September 2003)

Indentured servants on the DC plantation,
Slaving away for Miss Representation,
It’s time for a party to give back the tea,
It’s time to say “FREE DC!”

Indentured servants on the DC plantation,
Slaving away for Miss Representation,
We give her our taxes, we fight in her wars,
She closes our hospitals, and changes our laws.

C’mon Miss Capitol, and shake your hips,
We know our laws have all been fixed.

Indentured servants on the DC plantation,
Slaving away for Miss Representation,
It’s time for a party to give back the tea,
It’s time to say “FREE DC!”

FREE DC!
STATEHOOD NOW!
END TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENATION

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