Are You Essential? Stand Up For DC Autonomy – Order Your Statehood T-Shirt Today by 3:30

T-shirt Image courtesy of Neighbors United for DC Statehood.
T-shirt Image courtesy of Neighbors United for DC Statehood.

Our Brookland neighbor, Josh Burch, continues to lead the charge for DC Statehood. We learned today that he designed a T-shirt to make a statement regarding the impact on the District of Columbia in the event of a Federal Shutdown. Contact him immediately if you would like to order (a) shirt(s). He needs your info by 3:30 pm today to get the order in before the weekend. Josh will email you with pick up info once he has received the shipment.

Here is the t-shirt design and Josh’s message via his blog, The 51st State:

As I wrote in a previous post the Mayor’s move to declare all District Government workers as ‘essential’ is not just a reflection on them and their work but it’s a statement about all of us. All District citizens are essential, all District citizens have value, and all District citizens should be treated equally with our neighbors in the 50 states and the only path to full and permanent equality is as a state. This is an opportune time to tell the nation that we’re tired of being the unfinished business of American democracy and we want full participation in it. Last night thanks to the nifty design work of CreateDC we created this T-Shirt for all District citizens and others who want to stand with us to wear next week on October 1st as a sign of solidarity with the bold move the Mayor and Council are taking.

Wear this t-shirt to not just stand with our elected leaders but to stand up for ourselves and to stand up for a cause: statehood.

I’m working on selecting a printer and getting pricing but it’s estimated at $15/shirt now so send me an email (unitedforstatehood@gmail.com) if you want one and let me know your size and I’ll follow-up when I have delivery information ready.

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