Residents of D.C. pay both local and federal taxes, just like everyone else. But unlike residents of every other state, we are denied full voting representation in Congress.
In fact, D.C. residents pay more taxes per person than residents in any other state in the country and more total federal income taxes than 12 states, yet we have no say over how Congress spends our tax dollars.
“No taxation without representation” was the rallying cry of Americans against Britain in the Revolutionary War, which led to the foundation of our country.
Today, only residents of D.C. and Puerto Rico are still taxed without representation.
People who live in D.C. cannot achieve statehood on our own.
We need your help.