Why is DC Statehood important?

For centuries, residents of the District of Columbia have been treated like second-class citizens in their own country, deprived of budget autonomy and congressional representation despite paying Federal taxes and living within the United States. While the Home Rule Act of 1973 gave DC residents the ability to elect a Mayor and set of 13 Councilmembers, Congress is able to overturn or modify any DC law and often does so through riders.

There is no better time than now to atone for the mistakes for the past and fix the current moral injustice that affects the lives of the over 660,000 residents of the District of Columbia. And that’s where you come in!

What’s the 50 for 51st project?

The premise is simple, over the course of 50 days, 50 people from all 50 states will reach out to their Congressmembers in support for DC Statehood. We’ll make it easy by providing you with sample text and the contact information for your Congressmembers. In short: 50 letters from 50 States in 50 days.

Sign up!

The #50for51st project will only be successful with your help! Sign up below and we’ll supply you with sample email/letter text and contact info for your Congressmembers!

The 50 States and their dates!

The order in which the letters will be sent is by the order of admission to the Union. Delaware is first and Hawaii is last. States with a checkmark beside them already have a pledge to send a letter. More letters are always welcome.

  1. Delaware – May 11th – ☑
  2. Pennsylvania – May 11th – ☑️
  3. New Jersey – May 11th – ☑️☑️
  4. Georgia – May 11th – ☑
  5. Connecticut – May 12th – ☑
  6. Massachusetts – May 13th – ☑️
  7. Maryland – May 14th – ☑☑
  8. South Carolina – May 15th – ☑
  9. New Hampshire – May 16th – ☑️
  10. Virginia – May 18th – ☑
  11. New York – May 19th – ☑️☑️
  12. North Carolina – May 20th – ☑️
  13. Rhode Island – May 21st – ☑
  14. Vermont – May 22nd – ☑
  15. Kentucky – May 23rd
  16. Tennessee – May 25th – ☑
  17. Ohio – May 26th – ☑️
  18. Louisiana – May 28th – ☑
  19. Indiana – May 29th
  20. Mississippi – May 30th
  21. Illinois – June 1st – ☑☑
  22. Alabama – June 2nd – ☑
  23. Maine – June 3rd – ☑
  24. Missouri – June 4th
  25. Arkansas – June 5th
  26. Michigan June 6th – ☑
  27. Florida – June 8th – ☑
  28. Texas – June 9th – ☑
  29. Iowa – June 10th
  30. Wisconsin – June 11th – ☑
  31. California – June 12th – ☑️
  32. Minnesota – June 13rd
  33. Oregon – June 15th
  34. Kansas – June 16th
  35. West Virginia – June 17th
  36. Nevada – June 18th
  37. Nebraska – June 19th
  38. Colorado – June 20th – ☑
  39. North Dakota – June 22nd
  40. South Dakota – June 23rd
  41. Montana – June 24th
  42. Washington – June 25th – ☑
  43. Idaho – June 26th
  44. Wyoming – June 27th
  45. Utah – June 29th – ☑
  46. Oklahoma – June 30th – ☑️
  47. New Mexico – July 1st
  48. Arizona – July 2nd
  49. Alaska – July 3rd
  50. Hawaii – July 4th

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