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Support Dr. Christine Mann, Who Is Running for a Texas House Seat in 2018 (Update May 22, 2018)

This OTYCD entry originally posted in January 2018.

 

Update, May 22, 2018: Dr. Mann lost the May 22 primary runoff. We at OTYCD encourage Mann to run again in the future.

 

Update, March 11, 2018: Mann came second in the March 6, 2018 Democratic primary and will advance to the May 22 primary runoff. She drew 33.53 percent of the vote to M. J. Hegar’s 44.91 percent. We at OTYCD wish Mann luck in the May runoff.

 

Support Dr. Christine Mann, who is running for the House of Representatives seat in Texas’s District 31 in 2018.

 

Dr. Mann is a family physician in central Texas. She is a progressive Democrat who favors strengthening the ACA by expanding Medicaid, offering a public option, and working toward universal coverage. She favors universal Pre-K and tuition-free higher education programs. She is pro-LGBTQ rights, pro women’s rights, and wants to pursue programs that bridge the inequality gap and reduce poverty.

 

She had long wanted to run for office but was finally moved to act by the outcome of the November 2016 election.

 

Note: As of early July, not every subject on her Issues page worked.

 

 

See her campaign website:

https://christine4congress.com

 

 

See her ‘Biography’ and ‘About’ pages:

https://christine4congress.com/about

https://christine4congress.com/biography

 

 

Consider her for your Core Four for 2018:

https://onethingyoucando.com/2017/12/24/choose-your-core-four-for-2018/

 

 

Subscribe to One Thing You Can Do by clicking the button on the upper right of the page. And tell your friends about the blog!

 

 

 

Follow her on Twitter:

@DrMann4Congress

 

 

Like her on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Christine4Congress/

 

 

Donate to her campaign:

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dr–christine-eady-mann-1

Candidates · Choose Your Core Four · Elections

Support Omar Vaid, Who is Aiming to Win New York’s City’s Sole Non-Democrat-Held Congressional Seat in 2018

Support Omar Vaid, who aims to defeat Republican House Rep Dan Donovan in 2018–New York City’s only non-Democrat member of Congress.

 

Surprise! New York City’s thirteen-member Congressional delegation is not 100 percent Democrat.

 

No surprise! The one Republican, Dan Donovan, represents Staten Island (bits of Brooklyn belong to his district as well). He gained the post in a special election in 2015 and got re-elected last year, beating his Democratic opponent by almost a two-to-one margin.

 

Omar Vaid is aiming to take Donovan’s house seat, in New York’s 11th District, in 2018. Vaid is a Muslim, the son of immigrants with Gujarati Indian heritage. He works in props and set decoration for movies and TV, which has him working directly with unionized electricians, carpenters, welders, teamsters, mechanics, and other tradespeople. He goes out of his way to spend his professional and personal dollars on local, small businesses. He’s been a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 52, for eight years. He is a past resident of Staten Island.

 

His platform (unsurprisingly) supports unions. He wants to protect net neutrality, protect immigrants’ rights, and protect social security. He wants to strengthen public schools and lower the cost of prescription drugs. He wants to tax marijuana sales to fund treatment for opioid addiction. He supports passing a bill to institute paid family leave. He’ll combat racism. And having seen the aftereffects of Sandy, he’s on board with protecting his district from the ravages climate change.

 

The primary takes place on June 26, 2018. Vaid is up against six other Democrats. Donovan, the Republican incumbent, won in 2016 with more than 61 percent of the vote.

 

We do see a glitch with Vaid. While he’s a past resident of Staten Island, he isn’t one now, and his plan is to move there if he wins the election. Opponents of Jon Ossoff mercilessly hammered him for not living in the district at the time he was running, even though he’d lived there most of his life, was living just outside it, and had only moved to help his girlfriend be closer to her program of study. We feel it’s best to urge Vaid to move to Staten Island as soon as possible to pluck that weapon from the hands of Donovan boosters.

 

 

Visit Omar Vaid’s campaign website:

https://www.omarvaid.com/learnmore/

 

 

Consider Vaid for your Core Four for 2018:

https://onethingyoucando.com/2017/12/24/choose-your-core-four-for-2018/

 

 

Volunteer for Vaid:

https://www.omarvaid.com/volunteer/

 

 

Subscribe to One Thing You Can Do by clicking the button on the upper right of the page. And tell your friends about the blog!

 

 

Donate to his campaign (he has pledged to refuse any corporate money):

https://www.omarvaid.com/donate/

 

 

Like his Facebook page (and message him there if you like, he’s pretty responsive):

https://www.facebook.com/electomarvaid/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

 

 

Follow him on Twitter:

@omarvaid

 

 

See the Ballotpedia page on New York’s 11th District:

https://ballotpedia.org/New_York%27s_11th_Congressional_District_special_election,_2015

Elections

Support Tom Taylor, Who Will Challenge Utah House Rep Mia Love in 2018

This OTYCD entry originally posted in Septemeber 2017.

Support Democrat Tom Taylor, who will run against Republican Utah House Rep Mia Love for the 4th District seat in 2018. 

 

Taylor is a longtime Salt Lake City resident and a married father of one. He earned a Ph.D in robotics from the University of Utah. He pledges to create laws that are based on evidence, and hooray for that.

 

He supports Medicare for all. He specifically lists fighting economic inequality and ending gerrymandering, and enacting campaign finance reform as planks in his campaign platform. He wants to strengthen public schools, and he calls out Betsy DeVos by name on the Issues page of his web site, under ‘Strengthen Our Educational System’. He’ll counter climate change and will protect public lands from corporate exploitation.

 

Love is in her second term. Ballotpedia called the 2016 house election in this district a “Race to Watch,” and Love ultimately beat her Democratic challenger by five points. The 4th Congressional district covers central Utah and is relatively new, having been created after the 2010 census.

 

 

See Taylor’s campaign website:

https://www.tomforutah.com/index.php

 

 

See his ‘About’ and ‘Issues’ pages:

https://www.tomforutah.com/about.php

https://www.tomforutah.com/issues.php

 

 

Consider Taylor for your Core Four for 2018:

https://onethingyoucando.com/2017/12/24/choose-your-core-four-for-2018/

 

 

Subscribe to One Thing You Can Do by clicking the button on the upper right of the page. And tell your friends about the blog!

 

 

Volunteer for Taylor (you have to scroll down a bit)

https://www.tomforutah.com/join.php

 

 

Donate to Taylor:

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/thomastaylor

 

 

Like his Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/TomForUtah/

 

 

Follow him on Twitter:

@tomforutah

 

 

See the Ballotpedia page on Utah’s 4th Congressional District:

https://ballotpedia.org/Utah%27s_4th_Congressional_District