Council Bill Will Advance D.C. Democracy


At a hearing before the D.C. Council Committee of the Whole, Executive Director Walter Smith testified that the District of Columbia Statehood Advocacy Act will provide greater support for efforts to advance democracy for District residents. He also testified that the bill will support not just the ultimate goal of statehood, but also initiatives that are related to statehood, such as voting rights, budget autonomy, and legislative autonomy.

Read the rest of Mr. Smith’s testimony here.

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