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Shadow Politics, August 21, 2022

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Guests, Noah Wills, organizer for DC Statehood, and Meagan Flynn, Washington State reporter

Shadow Politics with Senator Michael Brown and Marília Duffles

Guests, Noah Wills, organizer for DC Statehood, and Meagan Flynn, Washington State reporter

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Meagan Flynn covers the DC, Maryland and Virginia congressional delegations on The Washington Post's Metro desk. Flynn was previously a reporter at the Houston Press and briefly at the Houston Chronicle, where she covered criminal justice and public policy.

Meagan started at The Post in 2018 as a Morning Mix reporter. She earned a BAJMC in magazine journalism from Drake University, and a BA in writing.

Noah Wills is the organizer of The DC Statehood Pledge and The DC Statehood Compact.

Wills is the former leader of Students for DC Statehood, an organization focused on mobilizing college and high school students. The group's main goal is to get students to buy into the idea of DC statehood while they’re living in the District of Columbia for college, and before they move away from the D-M-V.

A native of Pennsylvania, he graduated in 2018 from American University with a major in Law and Society and a minor in Political Science.


Republicans haven't yet won back the House, but they're already taking aim at DC — threatening to eliminate the Council and the office of the Mayor and to change our laws.

We will speak with Meagan Flynn, a Metro reporter at The Washington Post, and Noah Wills, the organizer of The DC Statehood Pledge and The DC Statehood Compact, to see where we stand as we head into the midterm elections.

Tune in for these important interviews about the future of DC statehood.

Guest, Noah Wills

Guest Name
Noah Wills
Guest Occupation
Organizer of The DC Statehood Pledge and The DC Statehood Compact.
Guest Biography

Noah Wills a non-partisan non-profit organization dedicated to educating and mobilizing students and young adults to advocate for equal rights and statehood for the people of the District of Columbia. Noah has led Students for D.C. Statehood over the years engaging young people in the struggle for D.C. statehood.

The D.C. Statehood Congressional Delegation gave Noah a D.C. Statehood Champion award in 2018. 

Shadow Politics

Shadow Politics is a grass roots talk show giving a voice to the voiceless. For more than 200 years the people of the Nation's Capital have ironically been excluded from the national political conversation. With no voting member of either house of Congress, Washingtonians have lacked the representation they need to be equal and to have their voices heard. Shadow Politics will provide a platform for them, as well as the millions of others nationwide who feel politically disenfranchised and disconnected, to be included in a national dialog.

We need to start a new conversation in America, one that is more inclusive and diverse and one that will lead our great nation forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century. At Shadow Politics, we hope to get this conversation started by bringing Americans together to talk about issues important to them. We look forward to having you be part of the discussion so call in and join the conversation. America is calling and we're listening… Shadow Politics is about America hearing what you have to say. It's your chance to talk to an elected official who has spent more than 30 years in Washington politics. We believe that if we start a dialog and others add their voices we will create a chorus. Even if those other politicians in Washington don't hear you — Senator Brown will. He's on a mission to listen to what America has to say and use it to start a productive dialog to make our democracy stronger and more inclusive. If we are all part of the solution we can solve any problem.

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