Ankit Jain

Ankit Jain is a voting rights attorney and resident of the District of Columbia’s Ward 2. He has fought for a stronger democracy, environment and gun laws his entire life. On June 6, 2024, he won the Democratic primary for Shadow Senator in Washington, DC, for which he is pushing statehood. Ankit grew up in Fairfax County, Virginia as the son of Indian immigrants. He regularly heard the story of how his parents needed to sleep in line overnight outside the local immigration office to get his father’s green card application processed. This began the path through which Ankit’s father obtained citizenship and the right to vote — a right Ankit lost when he crossed into Washington, DC.


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