Mayor Gray Calls for Statehood at "Let Freedom Ring" Ceremony | NBC4 Washington

Commemorating the anniversary of the March and Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech

Mayor Gray Calls for Statehood at "Let Freedom Ring" Ceremony

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    D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray called on the crowd to join D.C.'s more than 600,000 residents in their pursuit for statehood. "We pay more than $3.5 billion in federal taxes but don't even get a final say in how we spend it locally," Gray said. "We must let freedom ring from the river of Anacostia... and we must let freedom ring to Capitol Hill itself."