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DC Statehood Now

Testimony on the New Columbia Admissions Act, S. 132 Tuesday, September 30, 2014 To the U.S. Senate From the D.C. Statehood Green Party c/o David Schwartzman D.C. Statehood Green Party candidate for “Shadow” U.S. Senator Washington, DC On behalf of the D.C. Statehood Party, we urge the Congress to enact the New Columbia Admissions Act, S. 132 (with counterpart bill H.R. 292 in the U.S. House), which if passed will admit the District of Columbia to the union as a new state. By granting statehood to D.C., Congress will accomplish part of the unfinished of the Civil Rights Movement. On…

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Greens’ Civil Actions to Democratize the Electoral College Revives a Lost Motive behind the March on Washington

by Asa Gordon Executive Director, Douglass Institute of Government Chair, DC Statehood Green Party Electoral College Taskforce Jonathan Yardley’s book review “The Lost motive behind the march” (The Washington Post, Sunday, August 25, 2013, B8) of ‘The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights ‘ by William P. Jones specifies a lost motive behind the March to remedy voter disfranchisement ignored in recent 50th Anniversary celebrations of the March on Washington. Yardley exposes Jones revelation that: “Initially the march’s organizers demanded ‘federal jobs creation, raising the minimum wage, a Fair Employment Practice law, and support…

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The GOP’s Neo-Redemptionist Electoral College

Electoral Quotas for a White Majority by Asa Gordon REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS are intent on establishing a neo-Redemptionist Electoral College that will only reflect the majority will of white people as “[T]he Republican Party becomes more and more a white folks’ party”. (“The GOP is trying to rig the electoral college,” Harold Meyerson, Washington Post, Sept. 21, 2011). The original politics of Redemption was to to reclaim the South for white Democratic, one-party rule in the U.S. South following the First Reconstruction of the 1860s. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redemption_(United_States_history)]. The GOP’s neo-Redemptionist Electoral College would claim the Nation for white Republican, one-party rule in…