Shut out: Voter Suppression, Racial Injustice, and the Fight for D.C. Statehood

September 23, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

The denial of statehood to the 700,000 people of D.C. is an example of egregious voter suppression in our country. Join an important national panel discussion on Thursday, September 23 at 5:30pm ET / 2:30pm PT with experts to discuss the racist roots of denying D.C. residents statehood rights, parallels between voter suppression in the state of Georgia and D.C., and how lack of statehood continues to harm communities in D.C. today.

ASL interpretation will be provided.

Panelists will include:

  • George Derek Musgrove, co-author of Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital
  • Andrea Young, Executive Director, ACLU of Georgia 
  • Jamal Holtz, Lead Advocate for D.C. Statehood, 51 for 51 
  • Monica Hopkins, Executive Director, ACLU of the District of Columbia 


5:30 - 6:30pm
Learn how lack of statehood harms D.C. communities.