Bar Association of D.C. Urges Congress to Pass H.R. 51 – D.C. Statehood Bill

      

Bar Association of the District of Columbia

“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

(ProNewsReport Editorial):- Washington, D.C, District of Columbia Mar 19, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – The Board of Directors of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) has approved a resolution in support of H.R. 51 – the D.C. Statehood Bill. Sponsored by D.C. Delegate, the Hon. Eleanor Holmes Norton, 227 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives, and 40 co-sponsors in the U.S. Senate (S. 51), the bill would grant statehood to the District of Columbia as the 51st state in the union. Notably, H.R. 51 would: (1) provide District residents with a congressional representation of two U.S. senators and one voting member in the U.S. House of Representatives; (2) elevate the office of the mayor to the office of the governor; (3) transform the D.C. Council into a state legislative assembly; (4) designate new geographic boundaries for the residential and commercial areas of the city as the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth; and (5) preserve the boundaries of the Federal Enclave as the District of Columbia under the U.S. Constitution.

 

“A founding principle of our Republic is that taxation without representation is contrary to what it means to be an American. For far too long, however, the more than 700,000 residents of the District of Columbia have been denied equal representation in our federal government despite paying the most in federal income taxes per capita than any other state in the country. District residents also contribute to the security, fabric, and prosperity of our nation as past and present members of the armed forces, jurors, faith leaders, first responders, essential workers, teachers, attorneys, judges, doctors, nurses, accountants, architects, engineers, business owners and executives, retailers, artists, machinists, and technicians, among other professions. H.R. 51 establishes a new state, preserves the Federal Enclave as the District of Columbia, and rights a wrong for all District residents and business owners once and for all. Congress must pass this legislation, said Kevin D. Judd, Esq., BADC president.

 

About the Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Founded on May 23, 1871, The Bar Association of the District of Columbia (@badc1871) is the 1st bar association in the District and the 3rd oldest bar association in the United States. The BADC is a voluntary bar association. Its members participate in various volunteer committees and sections including the Young Lawyers Section (YLS), the Intellectual Property (IP) Section, the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Section, and over 20 practice area committees. (IP) Section, the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Section, and over 20 practice area committees. For nearly 150 years, BADC’s members have distinguished themselves by volunteering their time, talents, and skills to advance civility, professionalism, the rule of law, and equal access to justice. Join us at https://www.badc.org/.

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