10 Minutes for D.C. Statehood

NKBsignGot 10 minutes today for a good cause? Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) is set to introduce the D.C. Statehood bill in the coming weeks and while we have a lot of returning cosponsors on the bill, the below 10 Senators have NEVER cosponsored the D.C. statehood bill!

Please take 10 minutes to both contact the below Senators & to share this information with family & friends who live in their states. Here’s a script for calls and emails and for tweets you can write “.@SenatorX should stand up for democracy and equality for the 700,000+ Americans living in D.C. by cosponsoring the #DCStatehood bill.”  

Senator State Phone Staff Lead Email Twitter
Ron Wyden OR 202.224.5244 Thomas Brunet thomas_brunet@wyden.senate.gov @ronwyden
Maria Cantwell WA 202.224.3441 Michael Davisson michael_davisson@cantwell.senate.gov @SenatorCantwell
Gary Peters MI 202.224.6221 Jackson Voss jackson_voss@hsgac.senate.gov @SenGaryPeters
Tina Smith MN 202.224.5641 Samantha Marcy samantha_marcy@smith.senate.gov @SenTinaSmith
Mark Warner VA 202.224.2023 Courtney Lam courtney_lam@warner.senate.gov @markwarner
Jean Shaheen NH 202.224.2841 Andrew Neilsen andrew_neilsen@shaheen.senate.gov @SenatorShaheen
Jacky Rosen NV 202.224.6244 Grant Dubler grant_dubler@rosen.senate.gov @SenJackyRosen
Krysten Sinema AZ 202.224.4521 Michael Brownlie michael_brownlie@sinema.senate.gov @SenatorSinema
Michael Bennet CO 202.224.5852 Allison Morrison allison_morrison@bennet.senate.gov @SenatorBennet
Angus King ME 202.224.5344 Sanjay Kane sanjay_kane@king.senate.gov @SenAngusKing

Together we can continue building congressional and national support for D.C. statehood and together we will create the 51st state!

We won’t give up until they give in!

Thank you,

Josh

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New Congress, Who Dis?

img_7785As we enter a new Congress it’s time we renew our push to call out & call on those members of Congress mute on D.C. statehood. Let’s get to work making America great by making D.C. a state!

In the House, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton recently introduced H.R. 51, with a record 155 original cosponsors. The cosponsor list is now at 189 and it continues to grow on a daily basis. In the Senate, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) will soon introduce the D.C. Statehood bill but we need to pressure Senators thus far mute on the issue to cosponsor the Senate’s D.C. Statehood bill. So today, email these Senate staffers and request that their bosses cosponsor the D.C. Statehood bill. Here’s a script.

Name State Phone Staff Lead Email
Bennet, Michael CO 202.224.5852 Allison Morrison allison_morrison@bennet.senate.gov
King, Angus ME 202.224.5344 Sanjay Kane sanjay_kane@king.senate.gov
Peters, Gary MI 202.224.6221 Ashley Poling; Jackson Voss ashley_poling@hsgac.senate.gov; jackson_voss@hsgac.senate.gov
Stabenow, Debbie MI 202.224.4822 Ani Toumajan ani_toumajan@stabenow.senate.gov
Smith, Tina MN 202.224.5641 Samantha Marcy samantha_marcy@smith.senate.gov
Shaheen, Jean NH 202.224.2841 Andrew Nielsen (Andy) andrew_nielsen@shaheen.senate.gov
Wyden, Ron OR 202.224.5244 Thomas Brunet thomas_brunet@wyden.senate.gov
Casey, Robert PA 202.224.6324 Virginia Lenahan virginia_lenahan@casey.senate.gov
Reed, Jack RI 202.224.4642 Elyse Wasch elyse_wasch@reed.senate.gov
Whitehouse, Sheldon RI 202.224.2921 Alex Aronson alex_aronson@judiciary-dem.senate.gov
Warner, Mark VA 202.224.2023 Courtney Lam courtney_lam@warner.senate.gov
Cantwell, Maria WA 202.224.3441 Michael Davisson michael_davisson@cantwell.senate.gov
Sinema, Krysten AZ 202.224.4521 Michael Brownlie michael_brownlie@sinema.senate.gov
Rosen, Jackie NV 202.224.6244 Grant Dubler grant_dubler@rosen.senate.gov

We won’t give up until they give in!
Josh

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Democrats should be democrats!!!

The word democrat is a noun which means a supporter of democracy. It is also a noun for someone who is a member of the Democratic Party. These should not be mutually exclusive as it relates to D.C. statehood. If you are a big ‘D’ Democrat then you should also be a fiercely small ‘d’ democrat and support D.C. statehood (700,000+ Americans denied a vote in Congress). While we have a record number of cosponsors on both the House & Senate statehood bills there are still too many Democratic U.S. Senators (current & incoming) mute on the issue. Below is a map of states where either one or both Democratic Senators have no position on D.C. statehood.

Targeted States for DC Statehood Support in 116th Congress

Name State Phone Staff Lead Email
Bennet, Michael CO 202.224.5852 Allison Morrison allison_morrison@bennet.senate.gov
Murphy, Chris CT 202.224.4041 Michael Bednarczyk michael_bednarczyk@murphy.senate.gov
King, Angus ME 202.224.5344 Sanjay Kane sanjay_kane@king.senate.gov
Peters, Gary MI 202.224.6221 Katie Conley Katie_conley@peters.senate.gov
Stabenow, Debbie MI 202.224.4822 Ani Toumajan ani_toumajan@stabenow.senate.gov
Smith, Tina MN 202.224.5641 Gohar Sedighi gohar_sedighi@smith.senate.gov
Shaheen, Jean NH 202.224.2841 Andrew Nielsen (Andy) andrew_nielsen@shaheen.senate.gov
Wyden, Ron OR 202.224.5244 Thomas Brunet thomas_brunet@wyden.senate.gov
Casey, Robert PA 202.224.6324 Virginia Lenahan virginia_lenahan@casey.senate.gov
Reed, Jack RI 202.224.4642 Tom Clees tom_clees@reed.senate.gov
Whitehouse, Sheldon RI 202.224.2921 Alex Aronson alex_aronson@judiciary-dem.senate.gov
Warner, Mark VA 202.224.2023 Courtney Lam courtney_lam@warner.senate.gov
Cantwell, Maria WA 202.224.3441 Michael Davisson michael_davisson@cantwell.senate.gov
Tester, Jon MT 202.224.2644 Stuart Varvel stuart_varvel@tester.senate.gov
Rosen, Jackie NV TBD TBD TBD
Sinema, Krysten AZ TBD TBD TBD

Please email/call these Senate offices now & ask family & friends in these targeted states to do so as well. We need these Senators to take a stand for democracy in D.C. by cosponsoring the D.C. Statehood bill. Here’s an easy script to use for calls or emails!

Thanks for contacting these Senators!

Josh

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Operation Minnesota

Minnesota is a great state with great people who continually rank the highest in voter turnout among the states. They clearly love and believe in democracy which makes them a natural ally in our pursuit of equality in the American union via statehood. Presently, Minnesota Representatives in the House McCollum, Ellison, Walz, and Nolan all cosponsor HR 1291. Previously, Senators Wellstone and Franken cosponsored the statehood bills but neither current Senator cosponsors S. 1278, the D.C. Statehood Bill.

We need you and your family and friends in Minnesota to email/call Senators Klobuchar and Smith and ask that they take a stand for the fair and equal treatment of the people of DC by cosponsoring the D.C. Statehood bill, S. 1278. The more people who call and write from Minnesota, the better!

Senator Phone Staff Lead
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) 202.224.3244 Elizabeth Farrar, elizabeth_farrar@klobuchar.senate.gov
Tina Smith (D-MN) 202.224.5641 Gohar Sedighi, gohar_sedighi@smith.senate.gov

Thank you,

Josh

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Where We Stand: The US Senate

Neighbors United for DC Statehood

Here’s a map of D.C. Statehood Support in the US Senate. We have a record number of cosponsors this Congress but there remains lots of room for improvement.

Senate Support for DC Statehood_

Please call the offices below and ask that they too cosponsor S. 1278, the Washington, DC Admission Act:

  • Connecticut: Senator Chris Murphy – 202.224.4041
  • New Hampshire: Senator Jean Shaheen – 202.224.2841
  • Oregon: Senator Ron Wyden – 202.224.5244
  • Virginia: Senator Mark Warner – 202.224.2023
  • Washington: Senator Maria Cantwell – 202.224.3441
  • Rhode Island: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse – 202.224.2921
  • Minnesota: Senator Amy Klobuchar – 202.224.3244
  • Minnesota: Senator Tina Smith – 202.224.5641
  • Florida: Senator Bill Nelson – 202.224.5274

Let’s keep filling out this map in the pursuit of equality for the people of DC! Unless a state is RED have your friends and family call their Senators asking them to support #DCStatehood!

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