Citizen’s Guide: D.C. Statehood Danger

No one should oppose D.C., Guam, or Puerto Rico for that matter from becoming states if they desire through the LEGAL and CONSTITUTIONAL process.


The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives approved a measure last week that would grant statehood to a renamed Washington, Douglass Commonwealth. This new 51st state would receive one House representative and two U.S. senators. However, this unconstitutional bill would ignore the 23rd Amendment and undermine the very reason our founding fathers established D.C. as an independent federal district free from the influence of any one state. We must protect our constitutional safeguards on federal power. Your voice can make a difference!

Read the Heritage article, D.C. Statehood Requires a Constitutional Amendment, and I’ll Put That on My Yard Sign, and post it on one or more of your social media accounts using the hashtags #DCStatehood and #DC51. If you do not use social media, email the article to 5 of your friends.

Watch Heritage legal expert Zack Smith’s television interview, The Danger of Making D.C. a State. After watching it, share with a like-minded friend.

Write a letter to the editor of a national publication describing your thoughts and perspectives on the proposition of adding D.C. as the 51st state.

Watch Heritage legal expert Zack Smith’s full testimony before Congress, D.C. Statehood Via Simple Legislation Is Unconstitutional and Would Be Bad For Democracy.

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