Watch and Spread the Word: The Time for Statehood Is Now

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Muriel Bowser Ward 4  



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1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004


Phone: (202) 727-2643

Chief of Staff:
John Falcicchio

City Administrator:
Rashad Young

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Ronald R. Ross

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry
Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Lamont Akins

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services:
Julia Irving

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September 18, 2019 | Vol. 5, Issue 38

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

In 2016, Washingtonians went to the polls and voted overwhelmingly to make Washington, DC the 51st state in the nation. Three years later, the momentum for DC statehood is at an all-time high. And, tomorrow, I will testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in favor of H.R. 51, the DC statehood bill. On behalf of DC, I will send a clear message to Congress and to our fellow Americans: The time for statehood is now. The time to end taxation without representation for more than 700,000 Americans living in the shadow of Congress and in the capital of the free world is now.

Congress is empowered to fix the great injustice happening in Washington, DC, and tomorrow I will petition them to do just that.

I hope you will support us by watching and sharing the hearing, by spreading the word about #DCStatehood on social media, and by reaching out to your friends and family across the U.S. and asking them to join our fight



DC, let's come for what is due to us.


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Upcoming 202Creates Events


Throughout September, the Bowser Administration is celebrating DC's fourth annual 202Creates, a month-long showcase of the District’s diverse and vibrant creative community.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, September 19: The DC Radio Anniversary

Saturday, September 21: H Street Festival, Youth Summit "U Good? Let's Talk: Conversations & Activities to Elevate DC Youth," Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, The Dye Club Event

Sunday, September 22: Taste of Georgetown

Find a full list of all 202Creates events at

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This Saturday: Fiesta DC Parade

Fiesta DC

On Saturday, September 21, walk with Mayor Muriel Bowser in the 2019 Fiesta DC Parade! This annual celebration of Latino culture will feature a Parade of Nations, dance troupes, and local civic organizations, schools, and performers.

Learn more and RSVP HERE

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Free Child Car Seat Safety Check

Car Seat Check

On Saturday, September 21, from 2:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m., the DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is hosting a child car seat safety check and install event at the DMV Inspection Station (1001 Half Street, SW). At the event, residents can check whether their children are in the right seat for their age, weight, and height, and that their seat is correctly installed in the vehicle. Free booster seats will be provided, while supplies last, to families with children who are at least four years old. The booster seats are only available to District residents, and the child must be present.

Along with DC DMV, representatives from the District Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Police Department will be onsite to demonstrate how to correctly install a child safety seat. 

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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about DC's fight to become the 51st state!

Pathways to the Middle Class: Department of Corrections, Trauma Clinician

Pathways to the Middle Class

The mission of the DC Department of Corrections (DOC) is to provide an orderly, safe, secure, and humane environment for pretrial detainees and sentenced inmates, while providing meaningful opportunities for community reintegration.

The DOC currently has an opening for a trauma clinician. This position is responsible for implementing trauma focused clinical services by providing individual and weekly group therapy specific to those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or increased levels of trauma exposure. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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