“I pledge to support admitting Washington, D.C. into the Union
as a state of the United States of America.”

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Total Pledged Candidates

11 Current & Former Presidential Candidate Pledge Signers

Michael Bennet (D)

Former Candidate for President of the United States, U.S. Senator (CO)

Cory Booker (D)

Former Candidate for President of the United States, U.S. Senator (NJ)

Pete Buttigieg (D)

Former candidate for President of the United States, Former Mayor (South Bend, Indiana)

John Hickenlooper (D)

Former candidate for President of the United States, Former Governor (CO)

Amy Klobuchar (D)

Former candidate for President of the United States, U.S. Senator (MN)

Seth Moulton (D)

Former candidate for President of the United States, U.S. Representative (MA-06)

Beto O'Rourke (D)

Former candidate for President of the United States, Former U.S. Representative (TX-16)

Joe Sestak (D)

Former candidate for President of the United States, Former U.S. Representative (PA-07)

Tom Steyer (D)

Former candidate for President of the United States

Elizabeth Warren (D)

Former candidate for President of the United States, U.S. Senator (MA)

Marianne Williamson (D)

Former Candidate for President of the United States

29 Current & Former U.S. Senate Candidate Pledge Signers

Diana Bray (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (CO)

Lorena Garcia (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (CO)

John Hickenlooper (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (CO), Former Governor (CO)

Andrew Romanoff (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (CO), Former Colorado Speaker of the House & Representative (6th District)

Michelle Ferrigno Warren (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (CO)

Trish Zornio (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (CO)

Jessica Scarane (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (DE)

Sarah Riggs Amico (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (GA)

Akhenaten Amun (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (GA)

Marckeith DeJesus (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (GA)

Matt Leiberman (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (GA)

Ted Terry (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (GA), Mayor (Clarkston, Georgia)

Kimberly Graham (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (IA)

Eddie Mauro (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (IA)

Jimmy Ausbrooks (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (KY)

Mike Broihier (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (KY)

Steven Cox (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (KY)

Eric Rothmuller (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (KY)

Bennie Smith (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (KY)

Bre Kidman (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (ME)

Betsy Sweet (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (ME)

Cory Booker* (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (NJ), U.S. Senator (NJ)

Lisa McCormick (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (NJ)

Alisha Shelton (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Senator (NE)

Justin Wooton (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (SC)

Marquita Bradshaw (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (TN)

Jack Daniel Foster, Jr. (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Senator (TX)

Paula Jean Swearengin (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (WV)

Yana Ludwig (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senator (WY)

167 Current & Former U.S. House Candidate Pledge Signers

Eva Putzova (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (AZ-01), Former City Councilmember (Flagstaff, Arizona)

Jon Ireland (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (AZ-05)

Brynne Kennedy (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-04)

Jason Kishineff (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-05)

Tom Gallagher (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-12)

Sam Campbell (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-15)

Kim Williams (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-16)

Rishi Kumar (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-18), Councilmember (Saratoga, California)

Christopher Smith (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-25)

Michael R. Guzik (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-29)

CJ Berina (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-30)

Emanuel Gonzales (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-32)

David Kim (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-34), Board Member (MacArthur Park Neighborhood Council, Los Angles)

Frances Yasmeen Motiwalla (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-34)

Gina Chapa (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-36)

Grace Williams (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-41)

Marisa Calderon (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-50)

Ammar Campa-Najjar (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-50)

Jose Caballero (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-53)

Janessa Goldbeck (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-53)

Sara Jacobs (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-53)

Joaquin Vazquez (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (CA-53)

Charlie Madison Winters (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (CO-01)

Isaac McCorkle (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (CO-04)

Brian Ebinger (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (CO-05)

Jaimie Kulikowski (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (CO-06)

Nathan Clay (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (CO-07)

Tom Wells (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (FL-03)

Monica DePaul (D)

Former Candidate for U.S. Representative (FL-04)

Christopher Eagle (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (FL-04)

Loretta Miller (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (FL-15)

Cindy Banyai (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (FL-19)

Jennifer Perelman (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (FL-23)

Sakinah Lehtola (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (FL-24)

Donna Shalala* (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (FL-27), U.S. Representative (FL-27)

Asher Nuckolls (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (GA-11)

Michael Owens (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (GA-13)

Jannquell Peters (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (GA-13), Former Mayor (City of East Point, Georgia)

Andrew Straw (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (HI-01)

Robert Emmons, Jr. (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (IL-01)

Sarah Gad (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (IL-01)

Ameena Matthews (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (IL-01)

Marie Newman (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (IL-03)

Kina Collins (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (IL-07)

Mohammed Faheem (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (IL-08)

Inam Hussain (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (IL-08)

Adam Broad (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (IL-10)

Rachel Ventura (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (IL-11)

Dani Brzozowski (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (IL-16)

Spanky Edwards (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (IL-17)

Mara Candelaria (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (IN-01)

Sabrina Haake (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (IN-01)

Jim Harper (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (IN-01)

Ellen Marks (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (IN-02)

Dee Thornton (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (IN-05)

Alexandra Owensby (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (KY-04)

Alex Morse (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MA-01), Mayor (Holyoke, Massachusetts)

Jake Auchincloss (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MA-04)

Dave Cavell (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MA-04)

Ihssane Leckey (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MA-04)

Jesse Mermell (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MA-04)

Seth Moulton* (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MA-06), U.S. Representative (MA-06)

Nathaniel Mulcahy (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MA-06)

Robbie Goldstein (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MA-08)

Mia Mason (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MD-01)

Sheila Bryant (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MD-04)

Steny Hoyer* (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MD-05), U.S. Representative (MD-05)

Mckayla Wilkes (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MD-05)

Maxwell Bero (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MD-06)

T. Dan Baker (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MD-07)

Terri Hill (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MD-07), Maryland Delegate (District 12)

Dana Ferguson (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MI-01)

Amanda Brunzell (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MI-03)

Nick Colvin (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MI-03)

Jon Hoadley (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MI-06), Michigan Representative (60th District)

Kimberly Bizon (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MI-10)

Solomon Rajput (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MI-12)

Ralph Kaehler (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MN-01)

David Sandbeck (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MN-04)

Ian Todd (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MN-06)

Dennis Oglesby (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MO-03)

Kathy Ellis (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MO-08)

Antonia Eliason (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (MS-01)

Monica Johnson-Hostler (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (NC-02), School Board Member (Wake County School District)

Moe Davis (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NC-11)

Michael O'Shea (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (NC-11)

Steve Woodsmall (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (NC-11)

Barbara Ramsey (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (NE-01)

Christine Conforti (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NJ-04)

Arati Kreibich (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NJ-05), Councilmember (Glen Rock, New Jersey)

Russ Cirincione (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NJ-06)

Alp Basaran (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NJ-09)

Zina Spezakis (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NJ-09)

John Flora (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NJ-10)

Mark Washburne (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NJ-11)

Cameron Chick (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NM-01)

Kyle Tisdel (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NM-03)

Perry Gershon (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-01)

Bridget Fleming (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-01), Suffolk County, New York Legislator (District 2)

Melanie D’Arrigo (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-03)

Shaniyat Chowdhury (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-05)

Sandra Choi (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-06)

Melqulades Gagarin (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-06)

Nicolas Miles (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-08)

Adem Bunkeddeko (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-09)

Isiah James (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-09)

Lindsey Boylan (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-10)

Darryl Hendricks (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-10)

Lauren Ashcraft (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-12)

Peter Harrison (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-12)

Carolyn Maloney* (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-12), U.S. Representative (NY-12)

Erica Vladimer (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-12)

Richard Habersham (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-13)

James Felton Keith (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-13)

Jonathan Ortiz (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-15)

Andom Ghebreghiorgis (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-16)

Sammy Ravelo (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-16)

David Buchwald (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-17)

Allison Fine (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-17)

Scott Noren (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-23)

Roger Misso (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (NY-24)

Morgan Harper (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (OH-03)

Xavier Carrigan (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (OH-05)

Gene Redinger (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (OH-05)

Nick Rubando (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (OH-05)

Desiree Tims (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (OH-10)

James Jerome Bell (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (OH-11)

Tariq Shabazz (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (OH-11)

Daniel Kilgore (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (OH-15)

Ricky Barajas (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (OR-01)

Amanda Siebe (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (OR-01)

Albert Lee (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (OR-03)

Dane Wilcox (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (OR-03)

Doyle Canning (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (OR-04)

Mark Gamba (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (OR-05)

Mary Gay Scanlon* (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (PA-05), U.S. Representative (PA-05)

Kristy Gnibus (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (PA-16)

Kim Nelson (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (SC-04)

Chris Rowe (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (TN-01)

Renee Hoyos (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (TN-02)

Meredith Mattlin (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (TN-05)

Tanner Do (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (TX-03)

Melissa Wilson (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (TX-09)

Mike Siegel (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (TX-10)

Lisa Welch (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (TX-12)

Sanjanetta Barnes (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (TX-14)

Adrienne Bell (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (TX-14)

Stevens Orozco (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (TX-18)

Justin Lecea (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (TX-20)

Nyanza Moore (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (TX-22)

Jaime Escuder (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (TX-23)

John Biggan (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (TX-24)

Richard Fleming (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (TX-24), School Board Member (Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District)

Jan McDowell (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (TX-24)

Julie Oliver (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (TX-25)

Heidi Sloan (D)

Former candidate for U.S. Representative (TX-25)

Jamie Cheek (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (UT-01)

Ashley Jolin (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (UT-02)

Vangie Williams (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (VA-01)

Don Beyer* (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (VA-08), U.S. Representative (VA-08)

Gerry Connolly* (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (VA-11), U.S. Representative (VA-11)

Jason Call (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (WA-02)

Rudy Atencio (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (WA-03)

Peter Khalil (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (WA-03)

Joshua Collins (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (WA-10)

Natalie Cline (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (WV-01)

Cathy Kunkel (D)

Candidate for U.S. Representative (WV-02)

3 Current & Former Gubernatorial Candidate Pledge Signers

Zachary Moses (D)

Candidate for Governor (UT)

Phillip Bailey (D)

Candidate for Governor (WA)

Stephen Smith (D)

Candidate for Governor (WV)

2 Current & Former State House Candidate Pledge Signers

Nicole Quick (D)

Candidate for State Representative (NC-59)

Gail Young (D)

Candidate for State Representative (NC-83)

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Gray = not appearing on general election ballot
* = incumbent

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In the News – The D.C. Statehood Pledge

@ewarren

“Washington, D.C. has over 700,000 residents—more than Wyoming or Vermont. They pay federal taxes. They deserve an equal voice in our government, and I’ll fight until they get statehood.” 
Sen. Elizabeth Warren – October 1, 2019

House to vote on D.C. statehood for first time in nearly 30 years

“Students for D.C. Statehood rallied presidential and congressional candidates to take a pledge supporting statehood.”
GW Hatchet – February 13, 2019

Warren signs onto Students for D.C. Statehood pledge

“Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. and an alumna, joined five other presidential candidates in affirming their support for D.C. statehood this week.”
GW Hatchet – October 5, 2019

@CarolynBMaloney

“Depriving ~1M people of a voice in Congress & our gov is undemocratic, & perpetuates a system of disenfranchising voters of color. Proud to take the #DCStatehoodPledge, & continue fighting to ensure ALL DC residents have a vote & voice in govt. @StudentsForDC #HR51 #DCStatehood
Rep. Carolyn Maloney – February 11, 2020

@StenyHoyer

“I’m pleased to join @StudentsforDC & stand in support of statehood for the people of DC. I’m proud to cosponsor Rep. Norton’s statehood bill, & I will continue to advocate to ensure all DC residents have the right to have their voice heard. #DCStatehoodPledge” 
Rep. Steny Hoyer – January 29, 2020

Democratic Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer Backs D.C. Statehood

“Tiffany Vaughn-Jones, Steyer’s communication director, said he signed the D.C. Statehood Pledge last year, affirming his support for the nation’s capital becoming America’s 51st state.”
Washington Informer – February 27, 2020

2020

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