Yes this is another example of where we are highlighting multiple candidates In the same district. Site users can make up their mind who/if any that they want to support, but it cannot be said that we don’t provide options, and some pretty great ones like Janet Everhard.
Gynecologic Physician and Surgeon, managing her solo private practice since 1993, creating work-life balance for her employees, and promoting the health of women across southern Ohio. (She prematurely retired in 2011 due to the loss of use of her hands)
Volunteer Veteran Outreach Coordinator, Event planner, ACA Instructor, and Photographer for Team River Runner since 2010 using paddlesports as a recreational therapy tool for veterans afflicted with PTSD, severe physical disability, chronic homelessness and substance abuse www.teamriverrunner.org
Activist/founder of the USA Works Community to return the balance of power to the people www.usaworkscommunity.org
Founder of Tri-State Kayakers (now 3000+ members), introducing many women to a new sport www.meetup.com/Tri-State-Kayakers
Team member of New Richmond Economic Development, developing “Walk New Richmond”
Author/photographer of the Facebook blog “The CURE for Adventure Deficit Disorder”
Dr. Janet’s goal is to be an effective champion for the people of the second district versus an incumbent whose priority is supporting the wealthy and well-connected. We the People deserve a seat at the Washington table so we can swing open the doors of opportunity for our health and wealth.
Please join Team Everhard to make Congress Blue Again and reserve a seat at the Washington table for the citizens of OH-2!
We the People working together…
*to bring back power from the 1% of the 1% to the People
*to ensure our families’ education, safety, health, and wealth
*to demand integrity from public servants and each other
*to care for our neighbors next door and around the globe
*to learn to tread lightly on our planet
*to realize our pledge of liberty and justice for ALL
More on Everhard in the comments.
From Crosby For Congress
My name is Richard Crosby; I am a husband, father, attorney, and entrepreneur, and now I’m running to be a voice for citizens of Ohio’s 2nd congressional district.
I was blessed to grow up in a household where the values of hard work, dedication, and public service were instilled in me at a young age. My father was a Commander with the Columbus Police Department where he proudly served for over thirty-three years. My mother managed a dental office where she exhibited an unparalleled work ethic. Growing up in a union household, I know that when hard work meets perseverance and determination, anything is possible.
It is with these values that I live my life. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Ohio University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law. I was then privileged to clerk for one of the most distinguished Common Pleas Judges in the State of Ohio before working as a Prosecutor for the City of Cincinnati and subsequently moving to a firm.
I am running for Congress because I want to serve. I want to create solutions for the people of our district and country instead of simply managing problems. I want to be the leader that the constituents of this district deserve! No longer will we be divided; No longer will we stand idle; From this point forward, we stand together.
Crosby’s Priorities Page is still being developed, but here’s a bit:
Economic Growth: One of my top priorities will be to create new jobs, opportunities, and prosperity for everyone in the district. For America to have the ability to create jobs and succeed in an ever-changing society, we must be willing to support our local businesses and companies, while making our area appealing for new investors and entrepreneurs. Simple, strategic changes can make our district flourish, such as implementing legislation that allows all new businesses to defer payroll taxes for their first year if they hire locally. The extra costs are often cited by business owners as the biggest deterrent for hiring employees. For example, if an employer hires an employee, on average, that employer will pay 18%-26% more than the employee’s salary in payroll taxes. We need to encourage hiring, defer these taxes, and allow employers to invest in their companies.
Education: With rapid expansion in advanced manufacturing, life sciences, clean energy, and health care, we need to have an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in our school systems. STEM is essential to ensuring our students are prepared for the future and ready to compete and excel in a global workforce. We must also be willing to fight and protect our college students from crushing debt, with the first step to doing so being a lower cap on both government and private student loan interest rates.
When I asked about his position on Medicare For All and The Fight For $15, this is what I received:
— Richard Crosby (@R_CrosbyEsq) October 4, 2017
More on Crosby in the comments.
Reggie has lived in Lexington since he was 14 when his mother returned home after the death of his father. He graduated from Bryan Station High School, Dartmouth College, and Harvard Law School.
For Reggie, there was only one place to settle and raise a family – Kentucky. Reggie and his wife, Lynda are the parents of three grown children, who now have successful careers and families of their own. The Thomas family has been active in St. Paul A.M.E. for over 35 years. In 2015, Lynda passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer.
A firm believer in the importance of public education, Reggie serves as an Assistant Professor at Kentucky State University, and previously taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law. He devotes much of his volunteer time to Fayette County Schools and Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
In 2013, Reggie was elected to the Kentucky State Senate, where he represents the 13th district by advocating for public education, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and raising the minimum wage.
As Half of California’s likely voters think Sen. Dianne Feinstein should retire, candidates are stepping out of the Woodworks to try and take the seat.
David Hildebrand is a Democratic Socialist running to represent the residents of the State of California in the U.S. Senate. The son of a union carpenter, and a member of a union himself, he knows the value of organizing.
David graduated from CSU Sacramento, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Government. He volunteered and eventually became the Staging Location Director for California’s 6th Congressional District. It was during this time that he saw the true power of a grassroots campaign, run by the people and for the people.
After the primary, he felt compelled to stay involved and continue the fight for a better future, and after serious consideration, decided that he would start a U.S. Senate campaign to represent the working people of California.
David has now launched his first campaign announcement video:
And just incase they are not listed in the video, here are more of David’s priorities.
So you have have heard that Our Revolution has backed Socialist Jabari Brisport in New York City’s 35th Council District race. Lets learn some more about Jabari:
Jabari is the proud Caribbean son of an immigrant father and a tireless mother. Both raised him with a strong sense of justice and dignity in all circumstances. He’s also an artist, educator, and activist who’s spent the past ten years making political theater and marching in the streets.
At NYU, he was a founding member of The Glass Theater Company, an anti-gentrification theater group that railed against the NYU takeover of real estate in the Village. At the Yale School of Drama, he devised the piece Derivatives, which tackled growing income inequality. Through that piece, he was able to sign up over 100 people to the micro-loan website Kiva. After Yale, he joined the anti-racist artist collective Artists for Change, which held marches, protests, and online petitions to address the crisis of police violence. And for the past 7 years, he’s performed with the political comedy theater group Political Subversities.
Housing – Place the Bedford Union Armory in a Community Land Trust with 100% Affordable Housing. Two new taxes on the wealthy to fund more affordable and public housing: a property-flipping tax and a vacancy tax. For more in-depth info, check out the Housing page.
Police Reform – Pass the Right to Know Act, end Broken Windows Policing, and shut down Rikers. Move our policing system to a community-led model. For more in-depth info, check out the Police Reform page.
Economic Justice -Pass the Small Business Jobs Survival Act. Raise taxes on corporations where the CEO makes hundreds of times what their median worker makes. Grow more worker-coops, and increase participatory budgeting. For more in-depth info, check out the Economic Justice Page.
Climate Justice – Supports the Green New Deal, advocated by the Green Party, which would usher a nationwide transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030. Divest NYC from fossil fuels and fully fund food rescue programs. For more in-depth info, check out the Climate Justice page.
More on Brisport in the comments.
Currently I am a proud husband, father, Texan Democrat, and practicing business lawyer. Married for 12 years, my wife and I are proud parents of two smart and energetic girls who attend elementary school in Flower Mound. As a father I want to pass down the values that I learned as a child: to love people wherever they are, to yearn for justice, mercy, and equality, and to value the inherent dignity of the human soul.
Like so many others, I woke up on November 9th in shock from the direction our country had taken, unsure of what a future America looks like for my kids and future generations. The direction we are headed does not reflect our shared American values, and I believe our current congressman, Michael Burgess, is contributing to this moral disaster.
I’m proud to have put down roots and settled my family in Texas. I came for the economic opportunities, but soon learned that what made Texas special was its people. Good people with big hearts. I believe in fairness, justice under the law, and equality of opportunity, and I have a soft heart for those disadvantaged in our society. I believe we’re at our best as Americans when we’re diverse, and that ensuring minority groups have every opportunity and legal protection as the majority makes us a stronger, more vibrant nation. I believe that love is love, regardless of gender. Most of all, I believe that we’ll never be fully free so long as we allow inequality and injustice to persist. I believe we all deserve better than the representation our current leaders are providing, and by working together we can elect representatives who reflect our shared values.
These are the reasons I’m running for Congress! My team and I are fired up, and like you, we’re working hard so the entire district can bid farewell to Burgess. I invite you join me in this effort. Let us rise up and take District 26 together. Let’s teach Michael Burgess how to say goodbye.
As a proud, modern Democrat, Will is committed to fighting for our shared values. He pledges to:
•fight for single-payer, universal healthcare,
•advocate for all Americans’ civil rights,
•defend women’s rights,
•champion the rights of our LGBTQ loved ones,
•protect the rights of Americans with disabilities,
•combat voter suppression, and
•push for a true public works infrastructure program to put Americans in high-paying, middle-class jobs.
More on Fisher beyond the link:
As some of you may be aware Bernie Sanders is travelling to Atlanta on Saturday to support former state Sen. Vincent Fort’s race for mayor. As the linked article notes Fort was a Bernie backer in the primaries and also:
Polls show his popularity has soared, and his policy priorities are gaining traction. He was the lone sponsor of a bill to provide universal healthcare four years ago. He introduced a similar version this month that attracted 16 co-sponsors – about one-third of the chamber’s Democratic caucus.
Knowing all this I still did not feel I knew enough about Fort so went and educated myself. What I’ve found will be scattered through this post and then in the comments section. Conveniently enough, we can start with a video titled ‘Who Is Vincent Fort?’.
Some of Fort’s Priorities
•Fair & Affordable Housing
•Protecting Public Schools
•Preserving our Environment
•Defending Equality for all People
•Investing in the Arts
•2-Year College for High School Grads
•Fighting Atlanta’s HIV/AIDS Crisis
•Supporting a Living Wage
More on Fort beyond the link below.
Pennsylvanians deserve a representative who serves the people, not the establishment parties in Washington D.C. I’m running for Congress so that we, as a community, can come up with powerful solutions to the long-standing problems that we face — together.
Cruel policies are expensive policies, I know this first hand. My family has had their share of hardships. My biological parents struggled with addiction and brushes with the law — in fact my mother was pregnant with me while in prison. As an adopted child in a loving family with two dads, we faced our fair share of prejudice and financial hardship as well.
My ties to the 7th district run deep — both of my fathers served their country in uniform (Army and Air Force) and worked hard as small business owners in Montgomery County. Their pride in their service and work ethic was passed down to me at a young age. Early in my career I followed in their footsteps and served this community the best way I knew how — as a teacher.
My experience teaching in classrooms in Philadelphia has given me a unique perspective. Those years I would look at my students and think “How can I help each one of these kids succeed as individuals and address the issues they’re bringing into the classroom?” I’ve worked to support young parents of the children I’ve served struggling to keep up with childcare costs. I’ve personally experienced how student loan debt limits and defines your life as I work to pay back my own college debt to this very day.
As an educator I’ve seen the real impact that stagnant wages, spiking costs of living, and underfunded public programs can have on families. I had to look my students in the eye every single day as their families struggled with so much. As a community leader I understand that it’s not just the poorest among us who suffer when programs we rely on are stripped away or underfunded — all of us do.
When families and young professionals are scraping to get by, all of us suffer. That’s money being taken out of our homes, our shops, and our local economy to stagnate in an offshore bank account. My friends, my family, and my neighbors feel in their bones that this system isn’t fair. It’s our duty to use efficient and effective government to give Pennsylvanians a better shot at a promising future than they’re being given today.
I have experienced the impact of pharmaceutical companies shaking down vulnerable seniors firsthand when one of my fathers was diagnosed with brain cancer and couldn’t afford life-saving prescriptions. I felt helpless as my own father was forced to live off of drug samples provided by his physician because our insurance wouldn’t cover the cost. Millions of our citizens face these impossible choices, forced to beg for financial assistance or go without treatment and risk their lives. The answer is simple: government should guarantee healthcare for every citizen as a right. Period. I will fight for Medicare for All from my first day in office.
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Born in Evanston, IL to Indian immigrant parents, Sameena and her family soon moved to the Edgebrook neighborhood, so her parents could work for the City of Chicago. Having lived in the 5th for 30 years, Sameena currently lives in North Center with her husband, Talha F. Basit.
A graduate of Chicago Public Schools, Regina Dominican H.S., and Northwestern University, Sameena has dedicated her life and career to standing up for those unable to stand up for themselves. Having previously managed Planned Parenthood’s Austin area clinic and now as a tenant advocate in commercial real estate, Sameena has spent years advancing the issues and needs of women, children, and marginalized groups.
In her spare time, Sameena serves on the advisory boards for Chicago Public Media (WBEZ/Vocalo) and Chicago Women’s Health Center and has volunteered at Chicago Cares, YWCA, and the Chicago Community Trust. She founded Hand Her the Mic, an organization dedicated to empowering women of color through comedy, and co-founded her own diverse comedy troupe, Simmer Brown.
Sameena was selected as a 2017 National Leadership Academy Fellow by the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies in Washington, D.C.
Our community supports progressive ideals and celebrates diversity. We need bold leaders to truly represent our values and keep our country moving forward.
Reproductive Choice: A woman’s right to choose is non-negotiable and we can’t stop fighting.
Healthcare: We should defend the Affordable Care Act for now, but work toward Medicare for All to ensure access for all Americans.
Living Wage & Pay Equity: We need to increase the minimum wage now and empower workers to achieve wage growth and parity.
Gender & Sexual Orientation: We must ensure everyone has the same rights and protections irrespective of sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity or expression.
Immigration: We should welcome immigrants and refugees and provide a path to citizenship.
Voter Suppression: We should unmask the racial motivations behind these laws and fight gerrymandering, barriers to access, and voter purging.
Criminal Justice: We need to roll back the systemic architecture of mass incarceration.
Taxes: We need to revamp the corporate and individual tax system to make the responsibility of investing in our country more equitable.
Campaign Finance: We need to combat “dark money” and offer public financing to empower the next generation of leaders.
Financial Regulation: The post-financial crisis safeguards are being decimated and we can’t let corporations privatize the gains and socialize the losses again.
Climate Change: We should invest in research and innovation to save the planet for future generations.
Net Neutrality: The open and free internet not only protects free speech, but also supports innovation and job creation.
I have been advocating non-stop for healthcare across Nevada, as well as across the nation. I’ve been telling the story of my daughter, Shalynne. Two years ago, Shalynne went to the emergency room with nearly all the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of a blood clot. Because she was unable to provide proof of health insurance, she was denied the appropriate care, which ultimately led to her dying in my arms of a pulmonary embolism.
Her death at the hands of our Nation’s barbaric, profit-driven healthcare system, tragically, is an all too familiar story. The fight, not only against repealing the ACA, but for expanded and improved Medicare for All has become my calling. I didn’t choose this fight, it chose me.
I’m tired of witnessing self-proclaimed progressive congressman regurgitating the same old corporatist rhetoric, circumventing the real reason our healthcare system is failing Americans: profit.
Meet Adam Coker, candidate for North Carolina’s 13th District.
Since November of 2016, we have seen our country fall into severe distress and heightened tensions across a wide spectrum of its citizenry. I am not sure any among us imagined that it would descend this quickly. We as a nation, and North Carolina as a state, deserve better. We should demand it.
The Thirteenth district deserves a Representative in Washington that will stand up to Donald Trump and Paul Ryan. Between Russia, Manafort, Flynn, North Korea, Mueller, Sessions, and now Charlottesville and its continuing aftershocks, we now know that Ted Budd does not have it in him to stand up for anything other than corporate profits under the guise of a twisted and misguided version of righteousness. We must all collectively denounce Nazism, fascism, and racism. We must all stand for justice. We are now responsible for our shared history.
With your support, I will stand up to Trump and Paul Ryan. I will stand up for all North Carolinians. There are too many people hurting, and we cannot turn a blind eye to injustice the way this administration and Congress have so viciously done.
My eyes are open.
My wife Amanda and I had our only child undergo open heart surgery two years ago. My wife is one of millions of women who live in constant fear of what healthcare will look like in the future for children such as our son with pre-existing conditions. We cannot claim to be a great nation and allow 15-20 million people thrown off healthcare. Shame on this President and shame on this Congress. We cannot allow this to happen.
I will commit my efforts in Washington and in NC’s 13th district to overturn Citizens United, stop the hollow and malicious efforts to ratchet up the War on Drugs, work toward significant progress in mental health reform, and fight to join the industrialized world in regards to healthcare.
The US has been subjected to a vicious and twisted profit-driven experiment for far too long, seeking to prove that we can drive down the cost of healthcare at the mercy of lobbyists and dark money. We cannot afford to accept it any longer.
I am a Quaker, a faith tradition and community in NC with an irrefutable reputation of working tirelessly to improve our lives with commitments to justice, peace and equality.
Democrats! Let’s work together for
•Mental Health Reform
•Equal pay for equal work
•Stopping Mass Incarceration
•Ending the war on drugs
•Investments and innovation in renewable energies
•Expansion of services for our veterans and their families
•Acting as a voice of reason in Congress before sending our men and women in uniform into harm’s way
•A balanced budget and cuts in wasteful spending