There will be a hearing on September 19, on D.C. Statehood bill (HR 51) before the House Oversight Committee. HR 51 has a historic high of 218 cosponsors (and growing) and we expect the bill to pass out of Committee & get a successful floor vote. The statehood bill in the U.S. Senate, S. 631, has a tougher plight. There are now an impressive 33 cosponsors on the bill but we need to make sure to continue to grow that list.
The below 10 Senators are NOT presently cosponsoring the D.C. statehood bill! They need to hear both from their constituents & the people of D.C.
If you have family or friends in the below states please ask them to email & call their Senators on our behalf and you should do so as well. It takes 10 minutes to either call or email below Senators. 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.”
|Sinema, Krysten||AZ||202.224.4521||Joe Russellfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Feinstein, Diane||CA||202.224.3841||Phillip Brestemail@example.com|
|King, Angus||ME||202.224.5344||Sanjay Kanefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Peters, Gary||MI||202.224.6221||Jackson Vossemail@example.com|
|Stabenow, Debbie||MI||202.224.4822||Maxine Terryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rosen, Jackie||NV||202.224.6244||Olga Zoraqiemail@example.com|
|Wyden, Ron||OR||202.224.5244||Isaiah Akinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Reed, Jack||RI||202.224.4642||Renuka Nagarajemail@example.com|
|Whitehouse, Sheldon||RI||202.224.2921||Alex Aronsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cantwell, Maria||WA||202.224.3441||Rosemary Gutierrezemail@example.com|
D.C. statehood is one issue that will help make our union more just, equitable, and democratic.