April 22, 2021

Urge its quick passage in Senate

Washington, D.C. – “As Franciscans and Franciscan-hearted people who are inspired by Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi, the Franciscan Action Network (FAN) follows the call of Pope Francis to “meet those on the margins.” FAN applauds today’s passage of HR51 in the House which would grant statehood for Washington D.C. and full Congressional representation for its over 700,000 residents. We urge its quick passage in the Senate. For far too long, Washingtonians have been marginalized in the United States, for fear of giving too much power to a majority black population. D.C. statehood would allow for self determination for all residents of D.C. and would be another step forward in further dismantling the oppressive system of white supremacy in our country.” — Jason Miller, Director of Campaigns and Development, Franciscan Action Network, WISC Working Group Co-Chair, Faithful Democracy coalition



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