April 17, 2018
Contact: Ted Bordelon
(267) 469-7048

314 Action Announces 6 STEM Candidate Endorsements for U.S. House

(Washington, D.C.) -- Today, 314 Action, a pro-science advocacy group of nearly 400,000 members that supports STEM professionals running for public office, endorsed 6 candidates from across the country for the United States House of Representatives. All six candidates have backgrounds in STEM fields.
The newly endorsed candidates are:
TJ Cox, CA-21 (engineering)
Eric Ding, PA-10 (epidemiology)
Ellen Lipton, MI-9 (biochemistry)
Elaine Luria, VA-2 (nuclear engineering)
Lauren Underwood, IL-14 (nursing)
Jeff Van Drew, NJ-2 (dentistry)
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Shaughnessy Naughton, President of 314 Action, released the following statement:
"Watching the Congressional hearings around Facebook's privacy breach last week made it clear that we need more sitting members of Congress who have first-hand, working knowledge of technology, data and science. We are excited to endorse these candidates today because they have just that. Our endorsed candidates will be ready to tackle the most pressing issues on day one in office."
For interviews with members of 314 Action or these newly endorsed candidates, please contact Ted Bordelon at ted@314action.org or 267-469-7048.
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