A Conversation on D.C. Statehood

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 6:30pm

state2Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr. favored federal representation for District residents.

In August 1965, he joined local civil rights leaders and others in a march for the cause. On Jan. 15, 2013, DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced the New Columbia Admission Act, which called for the District of Columbia to become the 51st State.

What are the arguments for and against “New Columbia?”  

Come out to hear Anise Jenkins, Executive Director of Stand UP! For Democracy and Johnny Barnes, Attorney-at-Law, discuss the topic.