FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 12, 2018
Contact: Ted Bordelon
314 Action Congratulates Elaine Luria for Primary Election Victory in Virginia’s Second Congressional District
(Washington, D.C.) -- 314 Action, the nation’s only resource specifically created for scientists and STEM professionals running for office, congratulated Navy Commander and nuclear engineer Elaine Luria for her primary victory in Virginia’s Second District.
Ted Bordelon, Director of Communications of 314 Action, released the following statement:
"We are proud to stand with Elaine as she moves on to the general election. We need more diverse voices in the halls of power, and Elaine’s background as both a Navy veteran and a nuclear engineer will position her as a leader for evidence-based policy on day one of taking office. We’re looking forward to supporting Elaine against Scott Taylor, who has been a rubber stamp for Donald Trump’s disastrous policies on science, healthcare and a host of other issues.”
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