[mgj-discuss] Statehood Conference
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Wed Apr 3 06:56:37 EST 2002
The Colony of Washington DC
We have no voting representation in Congress...Congress has to approve
our City budget and controls what is funded and what's not...
What does Statehood have to do with the issues that face our City-
gentrification, evictions, cuts in social services, privatization and
tax breaks and land giveaways for the rich!
Come join the DC Statehood Green Party as we debate the issue of
Statehood and discuss what the sellout of our City!
What: D.C. Statehood Conference
Where: Saturday, April 6 at UDC Van Ness Campus
When: 9:30 am-5pm
You can attend all or part of the conference. Here is the scheduale:
9:30 - 10:30am Panel: Statehood and Human Rights
Moderator - John Gloster; Panelists: Gail Dixon, Henry Moses and Mark
10:30 - 12:00 Debate: Democracy for DC - Statehood, Voting Rights or
Moderator - Phil Mendelson, City Council, At Large (expected);
Debaters: Sam Smith, D.C. Statehood Green Party, Editor, The
Progressive Review; Anise Jenkings, Stand Up! for Democracy in D.C.
Coalition; Col. Dominique Archibald, D.C. Vote; Betty Anne Kane,
Committee for a Capitol City; Walter Smith, D.C. Appleseed Foundation
(invited); and Jamin Raskin, Professor of Constitutional Law at
American University (invited). Co-Sponsored by D.C. Statehood Green
Party, D.C. Vote and Stand Up! for Democracy
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch, Board of Elections Voting Demonstration and
1:00 - 1:20 Candidate Presentations (those DCSGP members that are
running for office)
1:30 - 2:30 Workshops on Changing DC Priorities to Meet Basic Human
Needs. Workshops include topics on Education,Income Security, Housng,
Criminal Justice and Healthcare
2:45 - 4:00 More Workshops
1) Strategies for Statehood - Thomas Smith, Anise Jenkins, Dean
Murville, George LaRoche, Mike Bindner
2)Campaigns and Elections - Henry Moses
3) Where's the Money ? (Economic Development, DC Taxes, Pensions
Funds...)- Edward Chico Troy, David Schwartzman, Debbie Hanrahan, Max
4:00 - 5:00 Report Backs and Closing Plenary
(Healthy brown-bag lunches available for pre-payment of $5.50. For more
info please call Jay at the DC Statehood Greeen Office, 296-1301,
or write to: info at dcstatehoodgreen.org
Join our struggle for DEMOCRACY as we take on the AXIS OF SHAME -
United States, Cheknya, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan and Singapore do
not guarantee their citizens the right to vote. 135 Nations do.
Sign our on-line petition for D.C. Statehood to the UN at
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