Should D.C. be a State?

Posted on AllSides August 4th, 2020

WHY THIS QUESTION MATTERS:
Since the killings of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, high racial tensions have driven enfranchisement efforts for minorities especially in the Washington D.C. area, which is 46% Black or African American as of July 2019.

On Friday, June 26th, 2020 the House passed a bill to make Washington D.C. the 51st state, which represents the first time a bill of this nature has passed either chamber. If successful, D.C. would be granted one representative in the House and 2 in the Senate. Is this...

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