The White House released the official guest list for the 2023 State of the Union Address Tuesday, announcing which non-governmental Americans will be seated alongside First Lady Jill Biden.
Those in attendance will include the following, as reported by Fox News:
Maurice and Kandice Barron of New York City, whose three-year-old daughter, Ava, survived a rare form of pediatric cancer.
Lynette Bonar of Tuba City, Arizona, an enrolled member of Navajo Nation who has worked to treat cancer patients.
Bono, the lead singer of U2.
Deanna Branch of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, an environmental activist.
Kristin Christensen and Avarie Kollmar of Seattle Washington, veterans activists.
Ruth Cohen of Rockville, Maryland, a Holocaust survivor.
Mitzi Colin Lopez of West Chester, Pennsylvania, a DREAMer and recipient of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order in 2015.
Maurice “Dion” Dykes of Knoxville, Tennessee, an apprentice teacher.
Kate Foley of Arlington Heights, Illinois, a 10th grade computer-integrated manufacturing student.
Darlene Gaffney of North Charleston, South Carolina, a cancer survivor.
Doug Griffin, of Newton New Hampshire, an anti-addiction activist.
Saria Gwin-Maye of Cincinnati, Ohio, a union ironworker.
Jacki Liszack of Fort Myers, Florida, the President and CEO of the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce and an elected Fire Commissioner for the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District.
Harry Miller of Upper-Arlington, Ohio, a mental health advocate.
Gina and Heidi Nortonsmith of Northampton, Massachusetts, plaintiffs in Goodridge vs. MA Dept. of Public Health, a court case that led Massachusetts to become first in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.
Paul Pelosi of San Francisco, California, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband.
Paul Sarzoza of Phoenix, Arizona, a small business owner.
Brandon Tsay of San Marino, California, the 26-year-old hero who disarmed the gunman responsible for killing 11 people and injuring 10 others at the Monterey Park Lunar New Year celebrations.
RowVaughn and Rodney Wells of Memphis, Tennessee, the mother and stepfather of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year old unarmed Black man who died after he was severely beaten by multiple police officers during an alleged traffic stop in Memphis, Tennessee.
Amanda and Josh Zurawski of Austin, Texas, a couple who were unable to receive treatment for an emergency miscarriage because doctors feared they would violate Texas’ anti-abortion law.