Posts Tagged ‘DC Statehood’

District Line Daily: D.C. Statehood Gets a Very Brief Spotlight

Congress! Statehood! Don't get too excited.

District Line Daily: One Small Step for Statehood

Statehood gets a congressional hearing.

TSA Agents to Be Trained to Recognize D.C. IDs

File this under small victories: Transportation Security Agents will now be trained to recognize District IDs and, more importantly, recognize them as valid forms of identification. TSA says the three D.C. licenses currently in circulation will be part of the daily transportation security officers' shift briefings, according to a press release from Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, [...]

The Needle: D.C. Falls Victim to Liberalism

Damn Liberals: An Oklahoma woman called in to C-SPAN's Washington Journal Friday when Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton was a guest, and said the world is "just totally embarrassed at what liberalism has done to Washington, D.C." The woman cited the homeless people and the alcoholics she saw on the streets when visiting the city to support her thesis that [...]

District Line Daily: On Track

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Metro tested the Silver Line for a full day Sunday and during morning rush hour [...]

Eleanor Holmes Norton Isn’t Happy About TSA License Blunder

The argument for D.C. statehood gained a colorful anecdote yesterday when the Washington Post reported that a TSA agent in Phoenix questioned the legitimacy of a woman's D.C. driver's license because it was not "state-issued," as is required by law.
The story made waves in the D.C. pro-statehood sphere and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (who, ahem, [...]

D.C. Vote Responds to Fist-Pumping Statehood Opponent

James Bopp: getting a little meme-y!
Two days after Bopp fist-pumped his way into infamy after convincing the Republican platform committee to oppose D.C. statehood, D.C. Vote has responded with a tweet saying that it, too, can double fist-pump, attaching this picture.
Now that this is going, the next step is for Bopp to respond with a [...]

Photo: One Week Later

Former Hunger Striker Adrian Parsons, 3900 Block Georgia Ave, NW.   Jan. 9th.
© 2012 Matt Dunn

Photo: Woman with Clipboard

1200 Block 14th Street, NW.   © 2012 Matt Dunn

D.C. Statehood: The TV Series

"Today Mayor Vincent C. Gray and D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development Director Crystal Palmer will participate in a series of meetings with cable network executives in New York to attract more cable production to the District. Mayor Gray and Director Palmer also hope to encourage network executives to develop programming for [...]

Video: Tattooed Activists Speak Out, Show Off Their Inked D.C. Pride

We've already shown you some pictures from Tuesday's Flags in the Flesh rally in Dupont Circle, where D.C. residents met to show off their D.C. flag tattoos and speak out for voting rights. We also chatted with a few of the organizers and attendees, including former D.C. Council candidate and community activist Bryan Weaver and [...]

Welcome to Our Strife, Tattoo

Many a District resident is willing, on petitions and in online comment boxes, to voice support for D.C. voting rights. But does your passion run deep enough to ink it on your skin?
Several score of people gathered in Dupont Circle earlier this evening to prove they would go so far in demonstrating pride for their [...]

Pennsylvania Avenue By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

Settling on the latest strategy for highlighting the District's lack of voting representation in Congress was easy: The D.C. Council wants to rename the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
Figuring out what to rename the street, though, may turn out to be a little harder.