In 3 easy steps:
1. Be Alejandro Garcia Padilla.
2. Write a letter to Congress asking them to not support HR 2000, Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi‘s bill to admit Puerto Rico as a state, and to withdraw as cosponsors.
From the Puerto Rico Report:
3. Receive word three weeks later that not only did not a single congressman withdraw as a cosponsor, but instead the bill added one more.
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Dec 04, 2013 — New Cosponsor
H.R. 2000: Puerto Rico Status Resolution Act
New Cosponsor: Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA17]