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In Yet Another Threat to Dems' Agenda, Manchin Opposes DC Statehood Bill

"Over the course of U.S. history, we've added 37 states," said one expert who pushed back against the senator's position. "Not a single one required a constitutional amendment."

Brett Wilkins ·


The Case for D.C. Statehood Is Clear

Making D.C. a state finally would end the denial of voting representation to more than 700,000 Americans, a majority of whom are Black or Brown.

Jesse Jackson ·


Demanding 'Papers Not Crumbs,' Undocumented Immigrants Risk Arrest Outside Biden White House

"I won't accept piecemeal bills that exclude and criminalize my own community members," said organizer Hector Morales. "We need permanent protection for all."

Julia Conley ·


'Existential Moment for Our Country': Cori Bush Leads 90+ Dems in Calling for Abolition of Senate Filibuster

"We cannot let a procedural tool that can be abolished stand in the way of justice, prosperity, and equity. We simply cannot afford such a catastrophic compromise."

Jake Johnson ·


Voting Rights Advocates Demand Senate Pass DC Statehood Bill After Historic House Vote

When the House voted on the issue in 1993, a majority of Democrats joined the Republicans in rejecting the bill. 

Julia Conley ·


'The Clock Is Ticking': 300,000+ Tell Biden to Act Boldly Ahead of Climate Summit

"We can no longer afford any further fossil fuel extraction, infrastructure, or false climate solutions that continue to prioritize profits over people."

Brett Wilkins ·


To Make Nation 'Stronger and More Just,' White House Offers Support for DC Statehood

The statement of administration policy marked the first time the executive branch has backed statehood for Washington, D.C.

Julia Conley ·


As Chauvin Trial Wraps Up, Police Killings Provoke Protests Across US

"This keeps happening and it simply needs to stop," said a demonstrator in Chicago, where an officer shot a 13-year-old who had his hands up.

Jessica Corbett ·


House Committee Applauded for Advancing DC Statehood Bill

"The more than 700,000 residents of the District of Columbia moved one step closer to having equal representation in our government and power over the laws that govern them."

Jessica Corbett ·


'We've Been Attacked': Suspect Dead, Officer Killed After Vehicle Rams Security Barrier on Capitol Hill

The Capitol has been on high alert since the January 6 attack by a mob of Trump supporters.

Common Dreams staff ·

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