Category Archives: Dc Statehood

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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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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Russell Hirshon, Presidential Candidate?

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This week on ‘Shadow Politics’ for the first half hour, the special guest is Russell Hirshon. Mr. Hirshon ran for Mayor for Washington D.C in 1990 & for president in 1992. Surprisingly, Russell Hirshon has decided to throw his hat into the ring & join this year’s campaign for the presidency! At the completion of this interview join us as we discuss this past week’s world & national news . . . everything from sanctions being lifted on Myanmar to Apple’s software release of IOS 10.

 

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New Columbia Statehood Commission 2016

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The Council of the District of Columbia created the New Columbia Statehood Commission in 2014.  There was a two day convention June 17 and 18  to further the initiatives for DC statehood. This is the first time in 34 years this has occurred. Join Maria and CD Senator Michael Brown and some possible guests who attended the convention as we discuss the process involved for DC statehood.

This ‘sticky’ post will always appear at the top of our site, but follow the posts below for the most recent recordings of Maria Sanchez and Senator Michael Brown as they discuss the Shadow Politics of Washington DC Statehood.

Shadow Politics is a grass roots talk show giving a voice to the voiceless. For more than 200 years the people of the Nation’s Capital have ironically been excluded from the national political conversation. With no voting member of either house of Congress, Washingtonians have lacked the representation they need to be equal and to have their voices heard. Shadow Politics will provide a platform for them, as well as the millions of others nationwide who feel politically disenfranchised and disconnected, to be included in a national dialog.

Click the link below to listen to the podcast recorded June 19, it’s a discussion of history in the making: