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SHUT OUT: Voter Suppression, Racial Injustice, and the Fight for D.C. Statehood, Sep 3, 2021

The people of D.C. have been denied full voting rights for more than 200 years. Watch this panel discussion with experts on the racist roots and impact of the ongoing denial of statehood rights for Washington, D.C. residents, parallels between voter suppression in Georgia and D.C., and how lack of statehood continues to harm communities in D.C. today.




  • George Derek Musgrove, co-author of Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital
  • Andrea Young, Executive Director, ACLU of Georgia
  • Jamal Holtz, Lead Advocate for D.C. Statehood, 51 for 51
  • Monica Hopkins, Executive Director, ACLU of the District of Columbia

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LIVE TALK: Why D.C. Statehood Matters to Our Region, June 2, 2021

“Why D.C. Statehood Matters to Our Region,” was a live conversation with and for residents of Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., hosted live on June 2, 2021.



Our Executive Director Monica Hopkins was in conversation with Rep. Jamie Raskin, Member of Congress for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District; Sabrina Sojourner, Former Shadow Representative for D.C.; and Phyllis Randall, Chair of the Board of Supervisors in Loudon County, Virginia.