About Sohaer

My name is Sohaer Rizvi Syed, and I am asking for your vote to be your District of Columbia U.S Representative.

I love DC and live in the District with my family. I am a lawyer, wife, and mother. We chose to raise our children here. My husband is a local physician who located his practice here to help make healthcare more accessible.  

Just like you, we want to have a voice, and more importantly a vote, in Congress. For far too long, the Government has been taking our tax money while telling us that our opinions really do not count. We have no say in how our federal tax dollars are spent or how our judiciary, local budget or prison system is run. Voting is the foundation of our democracy, and I am passionate about ensuring District residents have voting representation in Congress

Well, I believe you count. I want all our children, yours and mine, to grow up knowing that they matter and that their voices make a difference. It is not just about congressional committee assignments or having a reserved seat for the State of the Union speech, this is about being recognized by our Government for who we are and for what we contribute. 

This is an important election. For the first time, we have a real chance to push forward legislation granting DC statehood status. H.R. 51 passed the House on June 26, 2020.  For the very first time, D.C statehood has been put on the Senate calendar. Now, more than ever, we need a loud voice – a fresh voice – speaking for us in Congress. Our voices and our opinions must be heard on key issues.

I am asking you to join me and to help spread the word to your friends and neighbors. No more shadow politics, we need our voices heard. I’m in this race because it matters to me. DC matters to me. You matter to me. If you’re ready to fight for the leadership we deserve, let’s team up and ensure success together!

Yours in the fight –