Stand Up! for Democracy in DC Coalition
, commonly referred to as simply Stand Up!
, is a grassroots, nonpartisan citizens advocacy group. Founded in 1997, the aim of Stand Up! is to achieve full statehood
for the District of Columbia
, defined by the group as full control of the local budget, with no review or veto by Congress
of the District's budget or local laws, its own locally elected or appointed judges, and full voting representation in the United States House and Senate.