Rev. Wendy For Senate2023-08-12T13:17:26+00:00

Reverend Wendy Hamilton for DC Shadow Senator

A Voice for DC.

A Fight for Statehood.

A Voice for DC.

A Fight for Statehood.

DC Statehood is a patriotic issue that deserves bipartisan leadership!

Statehood for the People of DC

Mark Your Calendars and Stand with Us!

The pivotal election for our future is coming up on June 4, 2024. Every vote counts. Let’s come together and make a difference for DC!

Who is Reverend Wendy Hamilton?

I am Reverend Wendy Hamilton, an ANC Commissioner and a strong advocate for DC Statehood. I’m also an ordained minister, and I’ve proudly called Ward 8 my home for over 20 years. After graduating from Howard University, I built my life and found my community here in DC. This city holds my dearest memories, from raising my daughter to growing both personally and professionally. My deep connection to DC drives my commitment to ensuring our voice is recognized and heard in Congress.

Why run for DC Shadow Senator?

I’m vying for the role of DC Shadow Senator to fervently push for DC Statehood. My strategy involves determined advocacy, educational outreach at both local and national levels, and collaborative efforts with a range of stakeholders. My goal is clear: to achieve DC Statehood by working closely with Federal and Local Government leaders. I bring to this endeavor years of political knowledge, professional acumen, and an unwavering dedication to our city and its wonderful residents.

What’s at stake for DC?

Our voice. Our vote. Our autonomy.

Our safety. Our budget. Our future.

Understanding DC's Shadow Senators

DC’s Shadow Senators are elected representatives who passionately champion for DC Statehood. Unlike typical senators, they lack voting rights in Congress but play a crucial role in advocating for the rights of over 700,000 DC residents.

What is the primary role of a Shadow Senator?2023-08-10T17:41:50+00:00

Shadow Senators are advocates for DC Statehood, fighting for full Congressional representation for the 700,000 residents of Washington, DC.

Do Shadow Senators have the same voting rights as other senators?2023-08-10T17:42:19+00:00

No, unlike their counterparts from other states, DC’s Shadow Senators cannot vote in full floor votes or in committees. However, they represent the interests and rights of DC residents.

Who were some of the past notable DC Shadow Senators?2023-08-10T17:43:08+00:00

Notable figures include Jesse Jackson (1991-1997) and Florence Pendleton (1991-2007), who both worked diligently to champion the cause of DC Statehood.

How long do Shadow Senators and Representatives serve?2023-08-10T17:45:33+00:00

Since 1990, voters in the District have elected shadow representatives for two-year terms and shadow senators for six-year terms, similar to their traditional counterparts in Congress.

How do the roles and privileges of Shadow Senators differ from those of traditional senators?2023-08-10T17:45:54+00:00

Unlike the congressional delegations from states like Maryland, DC’s shadow delegation doesn’t have the right to vote in full floor votes or in committees. Additionally, their offices are located in the John A. Wilson Building in DC, not in the traditional Senate office buildings.

Register to Make a Change!

Ready to be a part of DC’s future? Head to the DC Board of Elections registration page now and ensure you’re eligible to vote on June 4, 2024. Let’s shape our destiny together!

Reasons to Support D.C. Statehood

Lack of Autonomy

D.C. residents lack autonomy in their own governance, with many decisions being made by federal entities.

No Voting Representation in Congress

Despite paying taxes and contributing to the nation, D.C. residents do not have voting representation in Congress.

Federal Control Over Metropolitan Police

The Metropolitan Police Department is under federal control, limiting D.C.’s ability to manage its own law enforcement.

No taxation without representation! DC Statehood is our right.

Let’s achieve it now!

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