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The DC Statehood Toolkit was created by the League of Women Voters Education Fund and the League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia Education Fund with a generous grant from the government of the District of Columbia.

The DC Statehood Toolkit is designed for chapters of the League of Women Voters across the country to engage their communities in education and advocacy in support of statehood for the District of Columbia.

Why does this matter? 

Since 1801, the residents of the District of Columbia have had no representation in Congress. Nor have they been able to govern themselves without interference from Congress. 

Why now?

DC residents are convinced that only statehood will assure that DC citizens have the same rights and protection that residents in the 50 states enjoy.  In November 2016, DC citizens voted overwhelming in favor of petitioning Congress for statehood - this is the first step in the statehood process.

DC citizens can't achieve statehood on our own. We need the support of citizens across the country to achieve the rights other Americans take for granted.

Join us in Making Democracy Work for everyone.

DC Statehood Toolkit


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