Why D.C. Statehood Matters to Our Region

May 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
May 28, 2021 @ 5:45 pm

Washington, D.C. is the only national capital in the democratic world whose citizens do not have equal voting and representation rights. This denial of full voting rights to the 700,000 residents of D.C., the majority of whom are Black and Brown, is an egregious example of voter suppression in our country.

Join us for a live conversation with representatives of Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. on why D.C. statehood matters to every state in our region and hear why residents of Maryland and Virginia are showing up in solidarity for the rights of our neighbors in the District. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions before and during the event.

The event will be moderated by ACLU of the District of Columbia Executive Director Monica Hopkins, in conversation with Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, Former D.C. Shadow Representative Sabrina Sojourner, and Phyllis Randall, Chair of the Board of Supervisors in Loudon County, Virginia. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions before and during the event.


  • Monica Hopkins, Executive Director, ACLU of the District of Columbia (moderator)
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin, Member of Congress for Maryland
  • Sabrina Sojourner, Former D.C. Shadow Representative
  • Phyllis Randall, Chair Loudoun County Virginia Board of Supervisors

NOTE: Log-in information will be provided upon RSVP.


5:00 - 6:00pm
Join for a discussion on how the D.C. statehood affects your region.