A record high number of District residents want to see D.C. become a state, according to a new Washington Post poll. Nearly 3 in 4 residents say they are upset that the District has no voting representation in Congress, and about half of the city’s residents say they are “very upset.”
Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. said “Injustice anywhere is a threat to Justice everywhere” This acknowledgement that as Americans we are bound together and that are freedom is tied to the freedom of others is the basis of our democratic society. Come explore the evolution of rights in America and see how our great democracy depends on being ever vigilant and standing not only for our personal rights, but for the rights of all Americans.
The United States has successfully exported democracy to many places around theworld. Eleven countries have used our Constitution as a framework for creating their own democratic governments.
When examining issues like civic life, politics and government a study of the effort to enfranchise the citizens of the District of Columbia over the last 200 years is particularly instructive.
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