THE MYTH OF RETROCESSION
Opponents describe the idea that D.C. could become a part of Maryland as a “solution” for the lack of statehood rights for the people of D.C. This idea is a nonstarter that is not desirable to the people of D.C. or Maryland, and only serves to stall the conversation on D.C. statehood.
D.C. residents overwhelmingly want D.C. to become its own state, and just as importantly, the people of Maryland do not want to adopt the city of D.C. as part of their state.
In 2016, more than 85 percent of D.C. residents voted in favor of a referendum to turn Washington, D.C. into a state. “Retrocession” of D.C. into Maryland is inconsistent with the people of D.C.’s pursuit of self-determination.
People who live in D.C. cannot achieve statehood on our own.
We need your help.