Although most Americans know that April 15 is Tax Day, they may not realize it’s not a firm deadline this year. Your taxes aren’t actually due until next week — thanks to a little-known D.C. law that is invigorating the nation’s capital to push for more independence.

This year, the deadline for filing taxes is being pushed back to Monday, April 18 to accommodate Emancipation Day, a holiday celebrated in Washington, D.C. that commemorates the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the city.

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More than ten people broke out the zip ties and attached them to the scaffolding inside the U.S. Capitol rotunda this afternoon.

"We the people demand a democracy free from the corrupting influence of big money and voter suppression," the Democracy Spring group shouted. "We demand a democracy where every vote is counted and every voice is heard."

WASHINGTON (AP/ABC7) — Advocates for District of Columbia statehood marched up Pennsylvania Avenue to call attention to their cause.

The statehood advocates joined activists who've been demonstrating at the Capitol this week about the role of money in politics and other issues.

Dozens of Washington, D.C. residents rallied on Friday from Freedom Plaza to the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol to call for D.C. statehood.

“We’re the unfinished business of the American Revolution. The American Revolution was about ending taxation without representation, yet here in the District we live under that system. And the only way to make us free and equal American citizens is to make us the 51st state in the union,” said rally organizer, Josh Burch with Neighbors United for DC statehood.

Dozens of Washington, D.C. residents rallied on Friday from Freedom Plaza to the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol to call for D.C. statehood.

“We’re the unfinished business of the American Revolution. The American Revolution was about ending taxation without representation, yet here in the District we live under that system. And the only way to make us free and equal American citizens is to make us the 51st state in the union,” said rally organizer, Josh Burch with Neighbors United for DC statehood.

Dozens of Washington, D.C. residents rallied on Friday from Freedom Plaza to the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol to call for D.C. statehood.

“We’re the unfinished business of the American Revolution. The American Revolution was about ending taxation without representation, yet here in the District we live under that system. And the only way to make us free and equal American citizens is to make us the 51st state in the union,” said rally organizer, Josh Burch with Neighbors United for DC statehood.

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The District of Columbia is home to more than 660,000 U.S. citizens who pay federal taxes, serve on juries, fight and die in U.S. wars, and observe all obligations expected of other Americans. What distinguishes the residents, however, is the fact that they are denied the fundamental right to vote in the national legislature where key decisions are made.

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