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ACLU S.51 D.C. Statehood Written Statement

D.C. residents deserve full representation in our national government. Also, in granting Statehood through an act of Congress, S. 51 is a valid and defensible exercise of congressional power. It is beyond time to give D.C. the true autonomy and self-governance that comes with statehood.

June 21, 2021 Voting Rights D.C. Statehood

ACLU-DC Testimony before the D.C. Council Committee on the Bias in Threat Assessments Evaluation Amendment Act and Law Enforcement Vehicular Pursuit Reform Act

The ACLU-DC provides suggestions about Bill 24-213, which prohibits D.C. law enforcement officers from engaging in vehicular pursuits of an individual operating a motor vehicle, and Bill 24-94, which would require the Attorney General to study MPD's biased policing during threat assessment.

May 20, 2021 Criminal Justice Reform Police Practices and Police Misconduct