The citizens of the nation's capital have a status which is anomalous in a democratic society. They have no local government, no elected officials
responsible to them, no ballot by which to express their will in their own local affairs.
We are persuaded that the problems of the District of Columbia should be solved within that democratic process which is the cornerstone of American life.
We urge the Congress of the United States to free the District of Columbia from its current anomalous status and grant it a workable form of home rule.