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 mute on the issue. Below is a map of states where either one or both Democratic Senators have no position on D.C. statehood.
As we head into a vote on one of the most controversial Supreme Court nominees and the most consequential congressional election of our lifetime it is critical to call out Democrats who are mute on democracy for the people of DC (if you wonder why we are not focusing on Republicans just go to page 30 of their 2016 Platform to see their feelings on DC and statehood, very colonialist).
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, S. 1278. Here’s an easy script to use for calls or emails!
|Jones, Doug||AL||202.224.4124||Cissy Jacksonemail@example.com|
|Bennet, Michael||CO||202.224.5852||Allison Morrisonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Murphy, Chris||CT||202.224.4041||Michael Bednarczykemail@example.com|
|Nelson, Bill||FL||202.224.5274||Sandeep Prasannafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|King, Angus||ME||202.224.5344||Sanjay Kaneemail@example.com|
|Peters, Gary||MI||202.224.6221||Katie Conley||Katie_conley@peters.senate.gov|
|Stabenow, Debbie||MI||202.224.4822||Ani Toumajanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Klobuchar, Amy||MN||202.224.3244||Elizabeth Farraremail@example.com|
|Smith, Tina||MN||202.224.5641||Gohar Sedighifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Shaheen, Jean||NH||202.224.2841||Andrew Nielsen (Andy)||email@example.com|
|Wyden, Ron||OR||202.224.5244||Thomas Brunetfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Casey, Robert||PA||202.224.6324||Virginia Lenahanemail@example.com|
|Reed, Jack||RI||202.224.4642||Tom Cleesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Whitehouse, Sheldon||RI||202.224.2921||Alex Aronsonemail@example.com|
|Warner, Mark||VA||202.224.2023||Courtney Lamfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cantwell, Maria||WA||202.224.3441||Michael Davissonemail@example.com|
Thanks for contacting these Senators!