D.C. ‘Shadow' Sen. Paul Strauss Says Statehood Is a Life and Death Issue for Residents

Washington D.C.’s ’Shadow Senator,’ Paul Strauss, has been leading the fight for the District’s statehood, which is up for a vote in the U.S. House this week. He explains how D.C.’s lack of federal representation has roots in systemic racism and why it can be a life or death issue for residents.