To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Free DC Petition for Equality

Whereas our democracy was founded on the principle of no taxation without representation and is predicated on the concept of equality, we urge you to support equal rights for the people of Washington, DC through statehood.

Why is this important?

In Washington, DC, our nation's capital, we have no voting member of Congress, and our local taxes and laws are subject to the control of Congress. This violates every principle of democracy and it is un-American.

Category


Reasons for signing

  • Please INCLUDE WOMEN EXPLICITLY by updating the old slogan. We are the MAJORITY of the population.
  • Fifty-one years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. went to Memphis to support a group of striking sanitation workers demanding justice. After months of protesting unequal treatment and deplorable working conditions, which had resulted in multiple deaths, the protesters asked a fundamental question: Am I not a human being deserving of being treated with dignity? They memorialized this message on placards carried by the strikers emblazoned with the slogan “I Am A Man.” In this catchphrase was a si...
  • I voting for DC State Hood

MoveOn Civic Action does not necessarily endorse the contents of petitions posted on this site. MoveOn Petitions is an open tool that anyone can use to post a petition advocating any point of view, so long as the petition does not violate our terms of service.