D.C. Kids Sing for Statehood at the Capitol (Video)
“There are 50 states in total and we’ll sing their names with glee, but there’s one place that gets shafted and it’s Washington, D.C.!,” the kids of Capitol Hill sang Sunday morning.
More than 30 children, mostly hailing from the Capitol Hill neighborhood, congregated at the U.S. Capitol to sing comedian John Oliver’s revised 50-state song, highlighting the District’s lack of voting rights. Oliver aired a 17-minute segmen t on D.C. statehood on his HBO program, “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” on Aug. 2, which has been touted by District lawmakers, activists and residents as unprecedented national attention on the issue.