Welcome to the Candidate Information Action Team blog space of the Democrats Abroad Global Women’s Caucus! Before we begin posting new content, I wanted to introduce myself, share why 2020 is such an important election year, and introduce the Candidate Information blog space.Read more
A diverse group of Democratic House candidates running to flip Red seats Blue spoke to a global audience on September 22nd on why they chose to run in 2020, the experiences they will bring to Congress and the key issues that voters want addressed. There was universal agreement that the concern they hear most often is healthcare reform, particularly now that the Covid pandemic is spreading further across the country. You can listen to the discussion on the Global Women’s Caucus Facebook page here.
In this fourth online panel for this election cycle, the Global Women’s Caucus hosted its’ most diverse panel yet:
Desiree Tims is running in Ohio District 10, a swing district which Obama won in ’08 and ’12 and Trump won by less that 1% in ’16. Desiree is a lawyer and will be the first African-American and the first woman to represent the district. She told us that access to affordable healthcare is a critical issue for voters, as is creating jobs and ending gun violence. Desiree spoke of wanting to “… fight for the people” unlike
“I am willing to work with anyone who will come to the table, roll up their sleeves, and get the job done. It’s about finding common ground. This campaign has been focused on the real issues on communities and not ideological battles. And that’s what Americans are looking for, real solutions.”
- Dr. Hiral Tipireni
WHO IS SHE?
There are numerous impressive candidates running for the US House of Representatives in 2020, however, not many can boast a career in scientific leadership and research. Nancy Goroff is running for New York’s 1st Congressional District to make Long Island a better place for all. Nancy raised her two daughters on the island, sending them to Ward Melville High School, so she understands the worries and needs of Long Island families.
Nancy has made Eastern Long Island her home, having established herself as an academic leader in the district. She holds a PhD in chemistry and would be the first woman in Congress to hold a doctoral degree in a STEM field. For the past twenty-three years, she has taught at Stony Brook University and was the Chair of the Chemistry Department at the university. Nancy’s research focused on the creation of organic semiconductors, a technology that would bring down the cost of harnessing solar energy, making it more affordable and accessible. All the while, she dedicated her time to stand with uninsured researchers at the university and advocate for fair healthcare access.Read more
According to an article published by the Huffington Post in August, while speaking at a “Farmers & Ranchers For Trump” event, Vice President Mike Pence vowed that he would protect America’s consumption of red meat. Pence took aim at Sen. Kamala Harris when he claimed that she wanted to reduce the amount of red meat Americans could consume. The statement brought the crowd to a roaring “boo.” However, Pence quickly promised that as long as he and President Donald Trump remained in power, Americans could continue to consume as much red meat as they want.
So, is Harris actually trying to take our burgers away?
The Candidate Information Team is excited to announce two upcoming virtual events in September and October! First, on September 22nd we will be joined by an impressive panel of women running for office. Desiree Timms (OH-10), Patricia Ackerman (NV-02), Teresa Leger Fernandez (NM-03), and Hiral Tipirneni (AZ-06) will be taking time to speak with DA members and answering your questions during our virtual Women yo Win forum. Second, October 6th will host another virtual panel event chock-full of candidates eager to hear from Democrats living abroad and. An email will run shortly with detailed information on the events so save the dates!Read more