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Palisades Day Parade - 4th of July

Written by Anise Jenkins
Walking in the Palisades Parade - 4 July 2014 Walking in the Palisades Parade - 4 July 2014

Come walk for DC statehood!

You are invited to march with Stand Up! for Democracy in DC (Free DC) in the Palisades 51st Parade and Picnic 2017.

A DC statehood  "Second Class Citizen" contingent will walk together on Tuesday, July 4th with the message that for DC residents, this is the "4th of U Lie."

Some will march with their mouths taped because our voices have been silenced. The parade begins at Whitehaven Parkway, near the reservoir off MacArthur Boulevard NW.

Take public transportation or park in the Our Lady of Victory School parking lot at 4755 Whitehaven Parkway NW!

If you walk with us, you will receive a free red "DC Ambassador for Statehood" t-shirt and a red "Free DC" cap.  This will be our 11th year carrying our DC statehood banner and posters demonstrating that DC residents lack  "Equality and Self-Determination" through statehood!  All groups and individuals are welcome to join our contingent!

The parade ends at the Palisades Recreation Center where there is a free cookout for all -- including hot dogs, watermelon, ice cream, moon bounces and live music!

WHAT:   Palisades 51st Parade and Picnic 2017

WHERE:  Whitehaven Parkway and Foxhall Road NW

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 4, 2017

              Line-up: 10:00 am - take the D6 bus from Dupont Circle until you see police cars and/or firetrucks

              Step off:  11:00 am - sharp!  The parade is usually over by 1:30 pm -- just in time for the food and music!

WHY:     (1)  We still live with "Taxation Without Representation;"
              (2)  Congress controls our local budget;
              (3)  Congress controls our local laws;
              (4)  The president appoints our local judges; and
              (5)  DC residents are still treated like colonial subjects.

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