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The Washington Post, Letter to the Editor, October 29, 2021

Friday, 22 October 2021 16:36

Anise Jenkins receives award from DC Appleseed

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The DC Appleseed Center for Law & Justice held their 2021 Annual Awards Gala on October 14th.

Civil rights leaders joined about 70 D.C. statehood activists at Freedom Plaza in Northwest on Aug. 28 to insist making the District the 51st state is a priority for the national voting rights movement.

While the March on Washington taking place on Aug. 28 will focus on informing Americans about voter suppression measures throughout the country, District leaders and activists don’t want it to be forgotten that residents of the nation’s capital are also disenfranchised.

Free DC! DC Statehood Now!

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‘It’s the last plantation:’ Why Black D.C. residents are demanding their city become a state.

Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom, but in Washington, D.C, Black people are still fighting for the right to control their own affairs. Becoming a state would help. Into America heads to D.C. to learn about the push for statehood.

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Bill Establishing a 51st State Faces Second Round

Charles I. Cassell, an architect who helped shape the campus of the University of the District of Columbia and spent years rallying support for D.C. to become the country’s 51st state, died May 17 at a retirement facility in Washington. He was 96.

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