D.C. Statehood Is Long Overdue - Black Lives Matter
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D.C. Statehood Is Long Overdue

Washington, D.C.’s population is majority Black and brown – which is why it’s no surprise that white supremacists are constantly targeting the region.

In the latest attack on D.C., a Republican House member from Tennessee introduced a bill to repeal D.C.’s home rule act – which would essentially wipe out the slightest bit of autonomy that D.C. residents currently have through branches of local government, like the D.C. council and mayor’s office.

This is a deliberate attack on a majority Black and brown region – an attack fueled by white supremacy.

Fam – it’s long overdue that D.C. becomes a state. Sign our petition to demand President Biden prioritize D.C. statehood before the end of 2023.