Since World War I, D.C, has sent nearly 200,000 people abroad to defend and fight for democracy, 2,000 of whom never made it home. Among D.C.’s voting population today are more than 11,000 active-duty service members and more than 30,000 veterans, all of whom are being denied full voting rights simply because they live in D.C.
These service members risk their lives to protect the rights of Americans, yet they are denied their own full rights at home.
Testimony of Attorney Kerwin E. Miller Testimony before the House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Committee, September 19, 2019
People who live in D.C. cannot achieve statehood on our own.
We need your help.