Honor Veterans Day by Giving 30,000 D.C. Veterans Congressional Representation
51 for 51: “Congress has the power to truly honor these veterans by making D.C. the 51st state, thereby granting 30,000 D.C. veterans the representation that their service has ensured for millions of Americans.”
Washington, D.C. — This Veterans Day, we are proud to commemorate the service of our armed forces across the nation. As we honor the day and our service members, we also advocate for the 30,000 veterans living in Washington, D.C. without representation in Congress. It is time for Congress to pass the Washington, D.C. Admission Act in the Senate.
Jamal Holtz, Lead Organizer of 51 for 51, issued the following statement:
“Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to thank and honor all who have served our country. Truly honoring all of our veterans for protecting democracy at home and abroad means granting the thousands of veterans living in our nation’s capital equal rights under the law. Over 30,000 veterans have no vote in the democracy they swore to defend —they have no voice in federal bills that impact their daily lives and the lives of fellow veterans and active duty service members.
Congress has the power to truly honor these veterans by making D.C. the 51st state, thereby granting thousands of D.C. veterans the same representation that their service has ensured for millions of Americans.”
To speak with a representative of 51 for 51, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
51 for 51 is a coalition of D.C.-based and national groups committed to equal representation for the over 700,000 D.C. residents who remain locked out of our democracy. The coalition of 20 progressive groups believe American citizens living in the District deserve a voice in Congress and control over their own local laws. Already, President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Senators Warren, Markey, Gillibrand and Hickenlooper have endorsed 51 for 51’s proposed path to statehood.