New Year 2019 - New DC Statehood Movement? This Sunday, our guest is Anise Jenkins - Executive Director, Stand Up! For Democracy in DC/ Free DC! She has been agitating, educating, organizing and mobilizing for DC statehood for more than 20 years. Stand Up! (Free DC) was founded in 1997 to help residents of our nation’s capital achieve full and equal citizenship rights. Let's hear what the New Year has in store for the Statehood Movement!
Our returning guest is Anise Jenkins, President of 'Stand Up! for Democracy' in DC (Free DC). Since its inception, Stand Up! / Free DC was the only grassroots organization in the District of Columbia focused primarily on the pursuit of statehood. She has spent decades educating, organizing and mobilizing for DC statehood.
Our guest Anise Jenkins is the Executive Director of Stand Up! for Democracy in DC (Free DC). Since its inception, Stand Up! / Free DC was the only grassroots organization in the District of Columbia focused primarily on the pursuit of statehood. Recognizing that only through being admitted to the Union as a state, will DC residents be able to rise above the ongoing oppression by members of Congress. This year, Stand Up! is celebrating two decades of agitating, educating, organizing and mobilizing for DC statehood. Let's get a current update about DC Statehood from our guest!
I am very honored to have Shadow Senator Michael D. Brown, from the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., on the show! The Senator has his own talk radio show for the last 3 years here on BBS Radio with co-host Maria Sanchez called 'SHADOW POLITICS' airing every Sunday at 4pm Pacific. He's spent many years working as an advocate for statehood and equal rights for the people of the District of Columbia and hopes this will come about in the near future.
Our guest Jeremiah Lowery, a native Washingtonian and Climate Justice Organizer for the District of Columbia will talk about environmental change such as the current hurricanes, global warming and earthquakes happening around the world, Statehood for DC, racial politics, and Trump - along with current events in DC and being a community organizer. Join us!
As Founder/Director of Stand-Ups for DC, our guest Greg Maye works to bring as much attention as possible to the plight of DC citizens by enlisting comics (and everyone else who’s willing) to spread the word. The fact is that 670k DC residents have been denied voting rights and the right to have representation in Congress for so long, that today there is practically no mention in the media of this maddening injustice.
As you know, I've been an advocate for D.C. Statehood for a long time. But what about the idea of achieving Statehood by joining an existing state? Our guest, John J. Forster, the Activities Coordinator for the group 'Committee for the Capital City' wants to reincorporate the District of Columbia back into Maryland (from whence it came) and become its own county call Douglass County Maryland.
This week our guest is Andria Thomas, a mom from DC who organized a community action group in Capitol Hill while on maternity leave called "Resist and Rise" - the key objective is defending DC's local laws from Congressional encroachment. The group, which is already over 100, plans to tell members "hands off DC". Andria lives in Capitol Hill with her husband Aaron and their daughter Maggie (4 years) and Mina (4 months)!