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The D.C. Statehood bill in the U.S. Senate, S. 631, continues to set records for cosponsors, now at 33, but we need to make sure that list continues to grow. In the House the statehood bill has a historic number of cosponsors and there will be a hearing on the bill on July 24! Growing Senate support will help bolster the cause so we need your help today!

The below 9 Senators are NOT presently cosponsoring the D.C. statehood bill! This Congress we set a goal to get to 40 cosponsors to show the growing support for this cause. We can & we will get to 40+ cosponsors with your help & hard work!

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.”

 

Name State Phone Staff Lead Email Twitter
King, Angus ME 202.224.5344 Sanjay Kane sanjay_kane@king.senate.gov @SenAngusKing
Peters, Gary MI 202.224.6221 Jackson Voss jackson_voss@hsgac.senate.gov @SenGaryPeters
Stabenow, Debbie MI 202.224.4822 Maxine Terry maxine_terry@stabenow.senate.gov @Stabenow
Feinstein, Diane CA 202.224.3841 Phillip Brest phillip_brest@feinstein.senate.gov @SenFeinstein
Reed, Jack RI 202.224.4642 Elyse Wasch elyse_wasch@reed.senate.gov @SenJackReed
Whitehouse, Sheldon RI 202.224.2921 Alex Aronson alex_aronson@judiciary-dem.senate.gov @SenWhitehouse
Cantwell, Maria WA 202.224.3441 Rosemary Gutierrez rosemary_gutierrez@cantwell.senate.gov @SenatorCantwell
Sinema, Krysten AZ 202.224.4521 Joe Russell joe_russell@sinema.senate.gov @SenatorSinema
Rosen, Jacky NV 202.224.6244 Olga Zoraqi olga_zoraqi@rosen.senate.gov @SenJackyRosen

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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It’s Here!!!

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Senator Tom Carper of Delaware has introduced the Washington, DC Admission Act, S. 631, in the U.S. Senate with a record number of cosponsors (29) at introduction!!! The record number of cosponsors at introduction is a testament to the hard work of each and everyone of you consisting of meetings, emails, calls, and tweets! This was a team effort! We expect several additional Senators to add their names in the coming days and weeks based on recent meetings and communications with other Senate staff.

We will continue our work to push this issue forward and compel Senators & Representatives to continue to add their names to this important piece of social justice & voting rights legislation! The House bill, HR 51, should break the 200 cosponsor threshold in the coming days as well! There are lots of reason to rejoice but let’s also remember to get re-energized and re-double our efforts to make D.C. the 51st state!

Please take a moment today to call, tweet, or write to Senator Carper to say thank you for his leadership & dedication to this issue!

Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)

202.224.2441

www.carper.senate.gov

@SenatorCarper

Peace & Love,

Josh

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10 Minutes for D.C. Stateho

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
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
Sheldon Whitehouse RI 202.224.2921 Alex Aronson alex_aronson@whitehouse.senate.gov @SenWhitehouse
Jean Shaheen NH 202.224.2841 @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
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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