Discuss D.C. Statehood At League Event Sept. 20


LWV News:

Yilin Zhang is coming to New Mexico to talk about the move for statehood for Washington, D.C., a League of Women Voters issue. She will be here at 5 p.m., Sept. 20 for discussion, drinks, and appetizers at the home of Becky Shankland, 6 Mariposa Court in White Rock. 

This has been a hot topic since 2016 when D.C. citizens voted to petition Congress for statehood. 

Questions Zhang will address include:

  • Can DC citizens vote for president?
  • Do DC citizens pay taxes?
  • Do DC citizens have representation in Congress?
  • What would a state of Washington DC look like?

Zhang will answer these and many other intriguing questions about the movement to grant statehood to the residential and commercial parts of DC.

For further information, visit www.lwvdc.org and click on DC Statehood Toolkit.

After Zhang’s presentation, those who want to continue the conversation and socialize are invited to dinner (at their own expense) at 7 p.m. at Pig + Fig in White Rock. For purposes of planning the event and/or making a dinner reservation, let the hostess know at rebecca.shankland@gmail.com. Non-League members are welcome, as are last-minute attendees.