Washington, DC is unique in the American political system – the mayor, DC’s chief executive, functions as a governor, county executive, and mayor. In 2018, Muriel became the first woman ever re-elected as the Mayor of Washington, DC and the first mayor to earn a second term in 16 years Two years into Muriel’s second term, the global COVID-19 pandemic hit Washington, DC. Like cities around the world, DC had to navigate shutting down almost overnight.
Because of Muriel’s relentless pursuit of full democracy, more Americans nationwide understand that DC statehood is a voting rights issues, a civil rights issue, and a racial justice issue.
A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR DC
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