The DC Statehood Toolkit
How to Use this Toolkit
Plan a study session or discussion group on the issue of DC Statehood.
- Volunteers can be assigned to read one background paper and report on it to the assembled members at a study session.
- You can also use one of the quizzes to help break the ice at the beginning of a study session and one of the power points to close the session with an overview, if you want to. You may find that reporting on the background papers, along with the discussion that they may spark, will take up a 2 hour meeting.
- If, during your discussion, you find that questions come up that are not answered in our materials, please let us know so we can improve our Toolkit.
Plan a community public meeting to discuss DC Statehood.
- Plan a 2-hour block of time to allow for meet and greet time at the beginning.
- Show one of the slideshow, and have time for questions and discussion afterwards.
- Open with one of the quizzes as an ice breaker.
- Members of LWVDC are available to mentor and answer any questions you may have about the contents of the power points as you prepare your presentation.
- You can also download the background papers and have them available for people to refer to. The fill in details that are not covered in the power points.
Promote DC Statehood within your Community via Traditional and New Media
- Use the social media suggestions in the Media Guide to help educate and publicize the need for DC Statehood.
- Join our Google Group to stay up to date on Congressional actions that particularly affect DC because it lacks voting representation in Congress.
Contact your Elected Representatives
- Use our materials to inform your legislators of your concerns about our lack of full representation in Congress.