For Immediate Release
Ryan Thomas, email@example.com
Stand Up America Urges Senate to Pass D.C. Statehood Bill, Celebrates Passage in the House
After the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, Stand Up America Founder and President Sean Eldridge released the following statement:
“All of our citizens should be afforded the same rights, regardless of where they live or the color of their skin. Yet, for centuries, Americans living within the District of Columbia—a majority of whom are Black and Brown—have been denied the rights of representation afforded to their neighbors and have instead been at the mercy of lawmakers from far off states.
“Today, the House of Representatives moved closer to ensuring that those living within the District have autonomy over the laws that govern them and full representation in the halls of Congress. We applaud Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton and the House Democrats who voted for this bill today, and the activists and organizers who made this historic vote possible.
“With the support of the Biden-Harris administration, it’s now time for Senate Democrats to step up and make D.C. the 51st state with 51 votes. We must not let the filibuster stand in the way of representation for more than 700,000 Americans.”
Stand Up America proudly supports the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, which admits the District as the 51st state, having driven thousands of constituent calls to Congress in support of H.R. 51.
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with over two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to strengthen our democracy and oppose Trump’s corrupt agenda, Stand Up America has driven over 600,000 phone calls to Congress and mobilized tens of thousands of protestors across the country.