A constitutional convention is set to occur on June 17 and 18.
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Also, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton says she will give speeches about District statehood to Congress.
"Ben's Chili Bowl? How long has that been there?" and other things.
And, even if he does, what would it accomplish?
If a Washington Post poll is to be believed, support for D.C. statehood is at a record high: 67 percent of District residents say they want it, up a significant 10 points from just five years ago.
Some of that rise may have to do with the issue getting some national attention in August, when comedian John Oliver [...]
"In recognition of its lack of self-determination, lack of voting representation in the national legislature, and potential unequal weight in Presidential elections."
Eleanor Holmes Norton and the California State Assembly say "nay" to the status quo.
More than a dozen local activists are headed to Ocean City to canvass for statehood, and “Andy Harris is not invited.”
Days after John Oliver's D.C.-statehood segment Sunday night, District residents are rallying to keep the issue on people’s minds.
“Let them have gun laws! Let them have weed! Let them decide the things that they need!"
Norton has introduced legislation that would radically alter how the Smithsonian raises money and is governed.
“I have always been with you, Eleanor. Of course I support D.C. statehood."
Red Sled redemption
Stephen Colbert kisses. Eleanor Holmes Norton