November 6, 2018

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314 Action Congratulates Registered Nurse Lauren Underwood on Victory in IL-14

Underwood Defeated Rep. Randy Hultgren in Huge Victory for Democrats and Healthcare Advocates

(Washington, D.C.) - 314 Action, the largest organization created specifically for scientists and STEM professionals running for office, congratulated registered nurse Lauren Underwood for her victory in Illinois’ Fourteenth Congressional District.

Lauren ran a strong campaign, taking back a district long held by Republican Randy Hultgren by offering a fresh perspective on policy-making that is rooted in evidence and experience -- particularly Lauren’s experience as an RN and advisor appointed under President Obama’s HHS.

314 Action contributed the maximum allowable amount to Underwood’s campaign and  provided extensive earned and social media support to the campaign.

Shaughnessy Naughton, President of 314 Action, issued the following statement:

“Lauren’s victory is monumental for health care advocates in the U.S. and for the people of the 14th District. She ran an incredible campaign rooted in hope and practical, experienced-based solutions for our country’s healthcare crisis. Lauren’s background as a medical practitioner, policy adviser, and her experience as a patient with a pre-existing condition will give her the tools to get to work on day one of taking office.”


314 Action is the largest and only resource specifically created for scientists and STEM professionals seeking assistance running for office. Formed in July 2016, 314 Action has over 400,000 active members and donors across the United States. For more information,