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Association of State Democratic Committees Passes DC Statehood Resolution

December 16, 2019 | For Immediate Release

AUSTIN, TX — At their regular membership meeting on Friday, December 13, 2019, the Association of State Democratic Committees (ASDC) passed a historic resolution in support of making the District of Columbia the nation’s 51st state. The resolution was introduced by DC Democratic Party Chairman Charles Wilson and passed by a unanimous vote. The resolution affirms that DC statehood is fully supported by each state Democratic Party organization.

Chairman Charles Wilson released the following statement in response to the resolution’s passing:

“The passage of this resolution is an enormous win in our ongoing fight for statehood. Having the approval and support of our nation’s state Democratic Party organizations will be crucial in our grassroots movement to make the District of Columbia the 51st state.

“I would like to thank ASDC President Ken Martin for holding a vote on this crucial resolution and seeing it through to passage. With the support of our Democratic state-level organizations, we know it is only a matter of time before full voting rights are granted to residents of the nation’s capital.”

Vice Chair Linda Gray released the following statement in response to the resolution's passage:

"On behalf of the DC Democratic State Committee, I am very pleased that the ASDC, comprised of state committee Chairs and Vice Chairs, has approved the resolution for DC statehood. With this support, the leaders of the Democratic Party in all 50 states will enhance our efforts for full representation with their Congressional representatives. The support from our colleagues across the nation is greatly appreciated."


Chartered by the Democratic National Committee as the elected representatives of the Democratic voters in the District of Columbia, the DC Democratic State Committee provides input in the affairs of the Democratic Party at the block, precinct, state, and national level by ensuring, preserving, and protecting the principles of Democracy, freedom, equality, and service for the common good through political action for good government, fair elections, quality elected officials, strong and vibrant communities, the election of a Democratic nominee for President of the United States, and voting rights and statehood for DC. Find out more about what the DC Democratic Party is doing at


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