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Life in the shadow: Sen. Michael D. Brown opens up about district politics and the ongoing fight for D.C. statehood, Advanced Reporting Times 2023, April 3, 2023


How A D.C. Crime Bill Sparked A Political Firestorm And Ended Up Blocked By Congress by Martin Austermuhle, DCist, March 14, 2023

D.C. statehood advocates seek path forward after ‘gut punch’ of Biden tweet
by Paul Schwartzman and Michael Brice-Saddler, The Washington Post, March 3, 2023

Republicans see momentum for overturning D.C. criminal code law by Cuneyt Dil, AXIOS Washington D.C., March 1, 2023

D.C. leaders lean too far left even for some Democrats by Matt Delaney, The Washington Times, March 1, 2023

Just How Much Grief Will Federal Democrats Take to Protect D.C. Progressives from the GOP? by Michael Schaffer, Politico, February 24, 2023


What’s Going On With DC’s Shadow Senator? by Keely Bastow, Washingtonian, February 17, 2023


D.C. lacks plan to fight against Congress overturning its laws by Cuneyt Dil, AXIOS Washington D.C., February 15, 2023

Report on fatal Heath plane crash details flight path, plane condition by Michaela Sumner, Newark Advocate, February 21, 2022

Episode 165: DC Statehood, Two Broads Talking Politics Podcast, December 19, 2018

Sophomore restarts group advocating for D.C. statehood at GW
 by Zach Schonfeld, The GW Hatchet, October 22, 2018

Joe Madison, The Black Eagle, interviews Senator Brown
, SiriusXM's Urban View, August, 28, 2018

D.C. shadow senator emerges from the shadows
 by Rachel Manteuffel, The Washington Post Magazine, June 3, 2018

In 2017, Pursuing DC Statehood in Congress Is Like “Hunting a Bear With a Rock” by Rachel Kurzius, Washingtonian, December 12, 2017

Michael D. Brown U.S. Senator (D) | District of Columbia
, El Tiempo Latino, June 21, 2017

This Month: Statehood & New Columbia by Agatha Tomasik. Humanitini: Statehood & New Columbia, March 17, 2017

Members of Puerto Rico Shadow Congressional Delegation Meet with Washington, DC’s Delegation, DCiReporter, January 17, 2018

DC statehood commission wraps up constitutional convention by Cameron Thompson, WDCW50, June 18, 2016

Parades, events, hockey games... The District is going to be packed this weekend by Jay Korff, ABC7, April 15, 2016

DC Vote joins forces with Democracy Spring at Capitol Hill rally
 by Mike Carter-Conneen, ABC/WJLA-TV, April 15, 2016

District of Columbia: Success for DC Statehood in Iowa Presidential Caucuses, Unrepresented Nations and People Organization, February 22, 2016

DC Delegation to Attend First-in-the-Nation Caucus to Join Iowa Grassroots Group Advocating for DC Statehood, Press Release, January 28, 2016

Jeb Wants a Recession in D.C., Having Forgotten That Real People Live There by Olivia Nuzzi, The Daily Beast, October 15, 2015

‘Dump Trump’ protest features gay Latino activist by Lou Chibbaro Jr., Washington Blade, July 10, 2015

D.C. Shadow Senator Says Trump “is a Racist” by Trey Yingst,, July 9, 2015

College Democrats host D.C. shadow senator by Tony Sun, The Johns Hopkins News-Letter, April 9, 2015

Protests begin as Congress tilts toward upending D.C. law legalizing pot by Aaron C. Davis and Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post, Dec. 10, 2014

D.C. Statehood Hearing Explores Other Options by Hannah Hess, Roll Call, September 15, 2014

What to Expect From Today’s Senate Hearing on D.C. Statehood by Perry Stein, Washington City Paper, September 15, 2014

D.C. resumes push for statehood by Andrea Noble, The Washington Times, September 14, 2014

Michael D. Brown: The Senator Who Never Was by Olivia Nuzzi, nsfwcorp, August 22, 2013

A Senator on the Stump With a Frank Message: Give Me More Stature by Emmarie Huetteman, The New York Times, March 21, 2014

D.C. Voting Rights Have a Friend in New Hampshire by Perry Stein, Washington City Paper, March 13, 2014

Shadow of a Doubt by Will Sommer, Washington City Paper, September 6, 2013

D.C. Leaders Invoke MLK in March for Statehood by Hannah Hess, Roll Call, August 22, 2013

Time to pay D.C.’s ‘shadow’ delegation? by Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post, March 5, 2013

Referendum Approach to D.C. Budget Autonomy Hailed by Tom Howell, The Washington Times, November 11, 2012

D.C. Dems Rally for Victory by Soo Saucy, The Georgetown Dish, November 6, 2012

Congress unlikely to block D.C.’s budget autonomy by Mike Conneen, ABC/WJLA-TV, November 9, 2012

D.C. Delegates Push Agenda Despite DNC Snub, The Washington Informer, September 6, 2012

D.C. Delegation Continues Push for Voting Rights and Statehood at DNC by Martin Austermuhle, DCist, September 4, 2012

D.C. makes plea for statehood at convention by Andrew Mollenbeck,, September 3, 2012

Activists Plan to Push for DC Voting Rights at DNC,, September 3, 2012

D.C. Democrats, ever hopeful, head to Charlotte to fight for voting rights by Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post, September 2, 2012

Few Voters in D.C. Primary by Valencia Mohammed, The AFRO, April 4, 2012

D.C. Voting Rights Goes Hollywood by Martin Austermuhle, DCist, September 16, 2011

Eight D.C. Voting Rights Protesters Headed to Trial, DCist, May 5, 2011

ANC Commissioner Arrested Last Night During Protest by Aaron Morrissey, DCist, April 20, 2011

Three arrested as crowd protests District’s treatment on Capitol Hill by Ben Pershing, The Washington Post, April 15, 2011

DC Residents Protest on Emancipation Day by Jessica Gresko, Associated Press News Service (AP), April 15, 2011

D.C. Shadow Senator Arrested in Hill Protest by Jessica Estepa, Roll Call, April 15, 2011

A Wounded City Gets All the Symbolism It Could Ask For
 by Lydia DePillis, Washington City Paper, April 11, 2011

Gray Arrest Highlights D.C. Battle by Daniel Newhauser, Roll Call, April 11, 2011

DC Vote activists ejected from House abortion bill hearing after protest by Ben Pershing, The Washington Post, D.C. Wire, February 8, 2011

D.C. Playing a Political Name Game with Penn. Ave., by Freeman Klopott, The Washington Examiner, January 13, 2011

Columbia, the 51st state?, The Washington Post, Editorial, June 20, 2010

D.C. sets sights on statehood with voting bill floundering by Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post, June 10, 2010

Supporters of D.C. Voting Rights Bill Assail Gun Amendment by Nikita Stewart, The Washington Post, April 22, 2009

D.C. Holds ‘Historic’ Statehood Strategy Session by Marcia Davis, The Washington Post, D.C. Wire, March 25, 2009

Election Inspired D.C. Voting Push by Gabrielle Bluestone, The GW Hatchet, November 20, 2008

Heroic Support for D.C. Voting Rights by David Nakamura, The Washington Post, The Trail, August 29, 2008

Two More DC Superdelegates Endorse Barack Obama, Obama for America, Press Release, February 26, 2008

Shadow Delegates:  Emerging from the Dark by Meredith Ponder,, September 27, 2006

Norton’s Easy Win Clears Path for 9th Term by Elissa Silverman, The Washington Post, September 13, 2006

The Race for Nonmember by Joe Holley, The Washington Post, September 3, 2006

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