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
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
“Even incremental change can have an impact on countless individuals, on their families, on their communities. Having that perspective fuels my approach as a relentless problem solver -- working hard every day to make things better -- even in the face of overwhelming bureaucracy and political agendas.”
- Kate Schroder
WHO IS SHE?
Carolyn Bourdeaux is a professor of public policy who won the Georgia-07 Democratic primary on June 2nd in a historic turnout of Democratic voters in this district. She says she is running because “Our community deserves a representative who has the courage to stand up for our children’s future, to reform our democracy, to ensure access to affordable health care and a system of world-class education.”
Carolyn is from Roanoke, Virginia, the daughter of public school teachers. The family suffered a setback in the 1990 recession when her father’s business declared bankruptcy, so she knows the struggles many families are facing in the current twin crises of the epidemic and economic recession.
With the help of federal loans, Carolyn studied history and economics at Yale and then worked for Ron Wyden (D-OR) in the House, staying on when he moved to the Senate. She earned a Masters in Public Administration at the University of Southern California and a Doctorate in Public Administration at Syracuse. After joining the Andrew Young School of Public Policy at Georgia State University in 2003, Carolyn took a leave of absence from 2007 to 2010 to serve as the Director of Georgia’s Senate Budget and Evaluation Office, a non-partisan role to advise the Senate on balancing the state budget during the 2008/2009 recession. Upon returning to Georgia State, she founded the Center for State and Local Finance.
Carolyn first ran for the House GA-07 seat in 2018 against Republican Representative Rob Woodall. She won a six-candidate primary and the subsequent run-off to win the Democratic nomination. Carolyn garnered significant endorsements and out-raised Woodall by a margin of 3-1 in the third quarter of 2018. On election night, the race was considered too close to call. In the following week, Boudreaux lost a court case to force Gwinnett County to count previously rejected absentee ballots. Woodall was declared the winner by 433 votes, the closest election in 2018. Woodall was the first Republican to announce he would retire in 2020. Carolyn announced her candidacy for the 2020 election on February 7, 2019.