Sen. Brown testifies on the statehood
bill before the United States Senate.
View Sen. Brown's testimony (02:07:55).
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12 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE
Since 2006, I have served the people of the District of Columbia as your United States Senator. During that time, we have seen things change from a crusade to get a single vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to a movement for full equality through statehood. I am proud to say that I have played a part in that transition.
From putting up giant billboards at the 2012 National Convention when the Democratic Party left statehood out of its national platform to helping pass a new constitution and a referendum for statehood in 2016, I have worked hard to advance our cause.
I used my position as a super-delegate to get commitments from presidential candidates Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in support of DC statehood.
I’ve created a national website for teachers to use and recently got 42 international organizations to pass a resolution in support of DC statehood.
I have a weekly internet radio show that promotes statehood and gets more than 416,000 online hits per year.
I’ve lobbied for statehood, been arrested for statehood and have fought hard to end our 200 years of subjugation. Look through this website and you'll see.
I promise I will continue to do everything I can every day to keep our movement going forward because it’s time to fulfill the promise of democracy and make the people of the nation’s capital equal citizens by making Washington, DC the 51st state.
Please watch my GoFundMe video and consider making a contribution so that we can finish this fight. I know that together we can get the job done. Thank you!