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Gray To Highlight D.C.'s Lack Of Statehood On Inauguration Day

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D.C. officials are using Inauguration Day to call attention to the District's lack of statehood and congressional representation.

On Wednesday, Mayor Vincent Gray revealed a sign on the reviewing stand that top D.C. officials plan to use on Monday to watch the Pennsylvania Avenue parade.

The sign states: "A More Perfect Union Must Include Full Democracy in D.C."

Gray says he hopes it will provoke discussion about the fact that D.C. does not have full budget autonomy, and is not its own state. He says many people know that D.C. is not a state, but they don't really understand the full implications.

Gray says he's appreciative of news that President Obama's limousine will soon carry the District of Columbia's "Taxation Without Representation" license plate.

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