Category Archives: Dc Congress

John J. Forster, Activities Coordinator for ‘Committee for the Capital City’

John Forster has been an advocate for D.C. Statehood for a long time. But what about the idea of achieving Statehood by joining an existing state? John is 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.

With this new unique jurisdiction in Maryland, the District would honor one of its most famous residents: the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass. And it would retain its unique identity while gaining both full voting rights and full home rule by reuniting with Maryland.

Is this the best path to D.C. statehood? Join us and find out!

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Washington DC Admission Act

Our topics this week include the President’s first speech to Congress, the economy and the new bill for D.C. Statehood called the  ‘Washington, DC Admission Act’ introduced by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson to make Washington, DC the 51st state.  The bill introduced in the 115th Congress will reflect the statehood efforts of the New Columbia Statehood Commission and the historic support of 85.6 percent of voters on the November ballot question. This is the first time that the bill will be called the “Washington, DC Admission Act” to reflect the new name selected by the DC Council.  



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What’s Happening in Washington?

Maria and Senator Brown discuss the Shadow Politics theme: No Taxation without Representation.  What’s going on in the Beltway and what is happening with Democrats and Republicans.  Business as usual…




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Phyllis Smith, EZIA Enterprises

Our guest this week is Phyllis Smith, President of EZIA Enterprises Inc (a digital marketing firm); Global Director of Marketing for The Festival of Hope and the founder of the international Professional Women’s Business Network (PWBN). As an accomplished marketing executive, a Committeewoman in the City of Philadelphia and an advocate for women for over 30 years, Phyllis has employed her strengths as a producer in various platforms, including various radio shows. She is a pro Trump supporter who will provide us with an interesting perspective. She not only supports Trump but she likes who he has nominated so far for his cabinet. Let’s hear what she has to say!



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Frank Smith, Jr.


Our special guest for the first half hour is Frank Smith, Jr. who is a civil rights activist, politician in Washington, D.C. and is an advocate for DC Statehood.  At the completion of this interview join us as we discuss this past week’s world & national news . . . especially the new developments in the Presidential race!  



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