Baltimore, MD; May 1, 2018 - Clinicians for Progressive Care enthusiastically endorses Allison Russo, DrPH, for Ohio House District 24. A public health expert, business executive, military spouse, and community activist, Allison is the knowledgeable, detail-oriented, progressive voice needed for Central Ohio and the Columbus area.

Allison believes in universal health care, and wants to use the power of negotiation and price controls to make medications affordable for those who need them. She knows that we have to address racism and inequality in society to bring the benefits of health to all. Among other things, that means focusing on funding public education, improving housing, and addressing economic inequality.

Allison also believes in a woman’s right to choose and a full spectrum of reproductive health care. She will fight to roll back the restrictions on women’s health, among the most callous in the nation, that the Ohio State House has instituted in its uncompromising opposition to abortion. She will set about dismantling the carceral system that unjustly imprisons so many African-Americans; and decriminalizing recreational drugs.

Ohio’s opiate epidemic has devastated the state, with its overdose rate second worse in the nation. Allison understands we must provide effective treatment to those with substance use disorder, as well as long-term solutions providing greater economic opportunity for poor communities.

Allison knows the theory and practice of public health, the nuts-and-bolts of running effective organizations, and the ways in which our system as currently constructed denies equal health to so many. C4PC knows that Allison Russo will make things better for Ohioans and looks forward to her victory in November.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.