Hearing on PR21-302, Sense of the Council on Statehood Signature Campaign


PR 21-302, Sense of the Council in Support of a ‘Statehood or Else’ Signature Campaign Resolution of 2015

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces the scheduling of a public hearing of the Committee of the Whole on PR 21-302, the “Sense of the Council in Support of a ‘Statehood or Else’ Signature Campaign Resolution of 2015.” The hearing will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of PR 21-302 is to declare the sense of the Council in support of developing a ‘Statehood or Else’ multi-media campaign with the express goals of producing a petition supporting District of Columbia statehood, collecting one million signatures for the petition, and delivering the one million signature petition to the White House, to all 535 members of Congress, as well as leadership at both the 2016 Republican and the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee of the Whole at (202) 724-8196, or email Evan Cash, Committee Director, at ecash@dccouncil.us, and to provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Friday, October 23, 2015. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on Friday, October 23, 2015 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses. A copy of PR 21-302 can be obtained through the Legislative Services Division of the Secretary of the Council’s office or on http://lims.dccouncil.us.

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Written statements should be submitted to the Committee of the Whole, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 410 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.