Bowser Uses Holidays to Advocate for Statehood

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By Micha Green
D.C. Editor
mgreen@54.204.251.142

Throughout her years in leadership, particularly in 2019, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has pushed for the nation’s capital to become the 51st state in the union.

“I was born without representation, but I will not die without representation,” District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser told the crowd passionately at the kickoff for D.C. Statehood week on Sept. 16.

D.C. Statehood Week activities were held to lead up to the historic hearing on D.C. statehood or the {Washington, D.C. Admission Act} (H.R. 51) on Sep. 19, which happened as a result of efforts from the mayor, the District’s Representative to Congress Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) and advocacy from organizers and other Congressional leaders.

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is continuing to advocate for Statehood in D.C., and posted a video of young girls singing, “All I want for Christmas is STATEHOOD.” (Courtesy Photo)

As the year continued Bowser has continued to push for D.C. statehood.

With the holiday season, end of the year approaching and 25th anniversary of Mariah Carey’s famous song, “All I Want for Christmas is You,” Bowser and D.C. Statehood advocates had a message from the mouth of angels.

The mayor tweeted a video that opened with a young girl saying, “Santa, I want Statehood for Christmas.”

In a catchy and adorable video, little girls sang, “I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need.  I don’t care about the presents, underneath the Christmas tree. I don’t need to hang my stocking there upon the fireplace.  Santa Claus won’t make me happy with a toy on Christmas Day. I just want you for my own, more than you could ever know. Make my wish come true. All I want for Christmas is STATEHOOD.”

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is continuing to advocate for Statehood in D.C., and posted a video of young girls singing, “All I want for Christmas is STATEHOOD.” (Courtesy Photo)

The video then cuts to a quote of Bowser speaking about Washigntonians banding together.

“No matter what tradition we adhere to or we follow or we grow up with, we were born with, people have locked arms on protecting our brothers and sisters. Protecting each other from attack from the outside, federal government, attack from hate speech, hate acts and hateful people, and attacks on who we are as a people in this city.  And I’ve said many times that no election will change who we are and we will stand up and protect our D.C. values.”

The statehood video ends with the young girls wishing D.C. residents Happy Holidays.

Despite the cute factor of the video, the mayor’s video didn’t garner many replies on Twitter and some users used the moment to criticize the mayor’s politics.