Why I'm running.
I have been honored to serve two terms on the CD3 committee. Now that I have been redistricted into CD1, I look forward to this opportunity to further develop my relationship with Rep Bonamici and her staff. I would be grateful to have your vote.
For years now, I have been a strong and successful advocate for Medicare for All and other healthcare reforms. I want to keep encouraging those who represent us to do more. As the chair of the National Strategy Committee for Health Care for All Oregon – Action (HCAO-Action), I have supported the Oregon members of Congress who co-sponsor the improved Medicare for All bills, and coordinated the community to pressure those who haven’t. I have also been instrumental in getting several members of the Oregon Congressional delegation to sign on to important related pieces of legislation and Congressional letters. For example, Oregon is the most represented state on the State Based Universal Health Care Act, which would provide the federal waivers to allow states to develop their own single payer systems. Traditional Medicare is under attack by privatization. In collaboration with the DPO, HCAO-Action was able to alert three Oregon members of Congress including Rep. Bonamici, and get them to sign on to a letter in support of protecting Medicare.