Dear ACLU Supporter,
On Thursday, September 19, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform will hear testimony on H.R. 51, the Washington D.C. Admission Act. This hearing is an important opportunity to show the American public that our democracy must fully include the people of D.C.
At the core of our democracy is a simple principle: one person, one vote. Because more than 700,000 D.C. residents are denied their voice by lacking representation in Congress, the ACLU-DC has joined with dozens of local and national organizations to endorse H.R. 51. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton has secured 215 cosponsors for the bill — a record number — and now we need to come out and show our full support!
On September 19, we'll join with local organizations and D.C. residents at the Rayburn building to show our support for D.C. Statehood. D.C. Vote is coordinating an overflow viewing room, so if you want to watch the hearing, show up early to get in line. The hearing starts at 10 a.m. but plan to arrive at 9 a.m. or earlier to get in line for hearing overflow room. Wear red and white — the colors of the D.C. flag!
I hope to see you there!
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