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PRIMARY SEASON has begun with one victory and two run-offs among our Texas candidates! Voter turnout was at record levels in Texas - let's keep it that way! Illinois voters failed to show up on March 20, so none of our candidates - or any true progressives - won. We salute them for trying, though, and hope four more years of a billionaire asshole, Republican or Democrat, with failed or NO governing experience but enough money to buy the election is enough for us to learn our lesson.
If any of our almost-100 candidates on these pages are running from your district or state, we encourage you to donate or volunteer to help their campaign. Links to their websites will be included so go there and learn where they stand on issues you care about. This will be an election that we ALL should be involved in, so watch, learn and then ACT! And most of all, SHOW UP AND VOTE!
Pat is running for New Mexico's 1st District seat. A former police officer, executive director of ProgressNowNM, and an Albuquerque City Councilman, Pat would be NM's first openly gay Representative.
"It’s time to do the right thing. Let’s end the debate about who should have health care and acknowledge health care as a basic human right. That’s why I’ve always supported a single-payer 'Medicare for All' system." That's Pat's battle cry on healthcare and he has personal reasons for supporting M4A. As someone who experienced seizures in his early adulthood, he will always be identified by insurance companies as someone with a pre-existing condition, though he's been seizure-free for years. And his grandmother, at the age of 102 lives at home with his parents, getting the healthcare she needs through Medicare. Pat wants everyone to have the same opportunity to live and die with dignity, secure in the knowledge that healthcare is not an issue to worry about. May Pat's grandma live to see him sworn into Congress!