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Aug 21 @ 10:14AM • Twitter

@JakeWojtowicz In the case of #DCStatehood, Occam's Razor provides a guide. Statehood is the simplest plan, and also the best, for ending Taxation Without Representation and more than 200 years of voter suppression of DC residents. 9/end

Aug 21 @ 10:11AM • Twitter

@JakeWojtowicz Creating the 51st state in this area fully enfranchises more residents than who live in Vermont and Wyoming, recognizes that the culture and history of DC are different from MD or VA and does not diminish others to do so. 8/

Aug 21 @ 10:09AM • Twitter

@JakeWojtowicz Retrocession requires MD residents to diminish their own representation in order to restore full representation to DC residents. There is no need to cause one harm to fix another. 7/

Aug 21 @ 10:08AM • Twitter

@JakeWojtowicz Some have proposed "retrocession." Congress could act and take that same land and give it to MD. MD would then decide if it wanted to include this land in it's state. 6/

Aug 21 @ 10:06AM • Twitter

@JakeWojtowicz Statehood for DC preserves the Constitutionally required federal district. The area around the Capitol, monuments, White House, etc and creates the 51st State out of the remaining land. This action restores full and equal representation to DC residents. 5/

Aug 21 @ 10:03AM • Twitter

@JakeWojtowicz The residents of DC must be in a state - fully - to achieve full equality based on the strength of the state structures and powers enumerated in the Constitution. Keeping the area where DC residents live as not a part of any state leaves us as unequal. 4/

Aug 21 @ 10:01AM • Twitter

@JakeWojtowicz Would the residents of DC who are counted in MD for federal elections also be included in state level elections? Which county, etc? 3/

Aug 21 @ 9:59AM • Twitter

@JakeWojtowicz So, the conversation moves to the remedy. Statehood on one hand, or some sort of "retrocession" on the other.

Counting DC residents as voters in MD/VA without making them residents of one of those states is not constitutional. Congress can not impose residents onto a state. 2/

Aug 21 @ 9:57AM • Twitter

@JakeWojtowicz Multiple parts to the answer. First, there is growing consensus to the fact that 700k people should be fully and equally represented in the Congress. Present system locks DC residents out of Senate, leaves us vote-less in the House. 1/

Aug 20 @ 4:54PM • Twitter

RT @ewengel: Oh - and this was me LAST night. Will I see you at the #DCStatehood hearing in the Rayburn building on Thursday, Sept. 19? I h…