People For the American Way

PFAW Statement in Support of D.C. Statehood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2020

Contact: Laurie Kinney at People for the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 202-467-2307

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following the House Oversight and Reform Committee vote in favor of the D.C. statehood bill, PFAW Senior Director of Outreach and Public Engagement Diallo Brooks released the following statement:

“This is an historic moment for D.C. and for our democracy.  There is no rational argument to delay D.C. statehood any longer.  The 700,000 people who call D.C. home deserve the same right to representation as the residents of the 50 states.  People For the American Way strongly supports statehood for D.C. and we urge Congress to move forward on legislation to make it a reality.”

About People For the American Way

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org.