FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 1, 2018
Contact: Ted Bordelon
314 Action Endorses Dr. Kim Schrier in WA-08
Pro-Science and Pro-Choice Groups Team Up To Support Strongest Candidate In the Race
(Washington, D.C.) -- Pro science advocacy organization 314 Action announced today its endorsement of Dr. Kim Schrier with a significant digital advertising buy targeting voters in Washington's 8th Congressional district. The ads, produced in collaboration with Emily’s List, will run on Facebook and other online platforms with three spots (one, two, three) focused on Dr. Schrier’s science-based approach to health care issues.
As the Washington primary nears, Schrier has proven she is the strongest candidate to take on anti-science, anti-choice politician Dino Rossi in a race that is a pick-up opportunity for Democrats in the battle to win control of the House.
"We're pleased to stand with groups like Emily's List and Planned Parenthood Action Fund in supporting Dr. Kim Schrier," said Josh Morrow, Executive Director of 314 Action. "Congress needs more scientifically trained candidates like Kim, who will stand up to the Trump Administration’s assault on science and facts. Dr. Schrier's evidence-based approach to issues like reliable and affordable coverage, women’s access to preventive care, and especially a woman’s right to choose will be a needed check on Trump's reckless, fact-free agenda."
If elected, Schrier would be Congress’ sole female physician, and the pro-science group praised her stance on women's health issues. "As a physician," Morrow said, "Kim Schrier believes important health decisions should be made only by a doctor and her patient, not politicians inciting their base by threatening Planned Parenthood, restricting access to birth control, or undermining a woman's right to choose. And, she believes the evidence that affordable, universal coverage, and Medicaid expansion will save lives and lower costs for everyone. That’s why she’s the right choice for Washingtonians who are tired of Trump and the GOP’s misleading, phony rhetoric.”
314 Action is the largest and only resource specifically created for scientists and STEM professionals seeking assistance running for office. 314 Action was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists. Formed in July 2016, 314 Action has over 400,000 active members and donors across the United States. 314 Action is concerned that STEM education in the United States is falling further and further behind the rest of the world, that our political leaders continue to deny scientific facts and that Congress fails to fully fund scientific research so we can solve pressing issues. For more information, visit 314action.org