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H.R. 51 Will Pass in the house as of 9/20/19

What an incredible week!


Iowans For DC Statehood's Founder, Tamyra Harrison, traveled to D.C. for the historic hearing, beginning with a press conference with other organizations in front of the Capitol!

September 18-22, 2019


Later that day Iowans For DC Statehood met with Congresswoman Cindy Axne and secured her co-sponsorship of H.R. 51, leaving us 1 voting member away from passing in the House!

Iowa helped make it happen!


Iowans For DC Statehood again joined other organizations including Sen. Paul Strauss, DC Vote and 51 for 51, speaking at a Young Democrats Happy Hour event the night before the hearing.

The Day of the Hearing Sept 19th


No one picture can capture the energy.  People filled the hearing room, two overflow rooms and several hundred watched outside on a big screen.  For a time, #DCStatehood was trending on Twitter!

Visited Offices of Iowa Senators Grassley and Ernst


We didn't have an appointment and just missed Sen. Ernst, but Drew in Grassley's office made time to talk with us to find out Sen. Grassley's position.

Rep. Angie Craig (MN) Cinches Majority as 218th Voting Co-Sponsor!


We woke up in DC the morning of the 20th to this news and nothing could have made the trip better!  It can now pass a vote in the House!

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