The Statehood No Other Way (NOW) Foundation is the start of a nationwide campaign to get the word out about the disenfranchisement of the citizens of our nation’s capital. It's the start of a new movement to finally fulfill the promise of democracy for the residents of the District of Columbia by making D.C. the 51st state of the Union.
The Statehood NOW Foundation recognizes that only through statehood will the citizens of the District finally be equal members of the democracy that they have served, paid for and died to defend for more than 200 years.
There is currently legislation in the United States Senate to make the District a state. S.51, to provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the Union, which was reintroduced by Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) in the 117th Congress with a record number of 38 original cosponsors!
Legislation – H.R.51 – was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in January 2021. With the support of legislators from all across the country, we intend to ultimately pass these bills to bring full democracy to more than 715,000 loyal American citizens in Washington, D.C.
The partisan nature of our struggle has made this unlikely to happen in past Congresses, but a new Democratic Congress has just taken over leadership on Capitol Hill. Now is the time to organize and stand up for our rights. Contact U.S Senators and let's add TWO MORE DEMS!