Posts Tagged ‘Eleanor Holmes Norton’

D.C. Statehood Commission Will Release Draft Constitution Next Friday

A constitutional convention is set to occur on June 17 and 18.

D.C. Emancipation Day Is Saturday. Here Are The Streets It Will Close to Traffic

Also, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton says she will give speeches about District statehood to Congress.

Overheard at the D.C. Streetcar’s Grand Opening on Saturday

"Ben's Chili Bowl? How long has that been there?" and other things.

Will President Obama Discuss D.C. Statehood During the State of the Union?

And, even if he does, what would it accomplish?

Support for D.C. Statehood at Record High, But Work Remains

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 [...]

Group for Oppressed Minorities Accepts District Into Its Fold

"In recognition of its lack of self-determination, lack of voting representation in the national legislature, and potential unequal weight in Presidential elections."

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Norton and California vs. Washington Football Team

Eleanor Holmes Norton and the California State Assembly say "nay" to the status quo.

Ocean City Police Alerted about D.C. Statehood Beach Party

More than a dozen local activists are headed to Ocean City to canvass for statehood, and “Andy Harris is not invited.”

The John Oliver Effect

Days after John Oliver's D.C.-statehood segment Sunday night, District residents are rallying to keep the issue on people’s minds.

Sing Along with John Oliver for D.C. Statehood

“Let them have gun laws! Let them have weed! Let them decide the things that they need!"

Norton: Smithsonian Shouldn’t Have to Use Kickstarter to Fundraise

Norton has introduced legislation that would radically alter how the Smithsonian raises money and is governed.

Norton: Hillary Clinton Supports D.C. Statehood

“I have always been with you, Eleanor. Of course I support D.C. statehood."

Kids Break Capitol Hill Sledding Rules With Impunity


Norton Asks for Congressional Sledding Break

Red Sled redemption

The Needle: A Whale of a Time

Stephen Colbert kisses. Eleanor Holmes Norton