Maryland

C4PC ENDORSES SHELDON H. LASKIN FOR MARYLAND STATE SENATE, DISTRICT 11

Clinicians for Progressive Care is very happy to endorse the progressive choice for Maryland State Senate District 11, Sheldon H. Laskin. Sheldon is a seasoned attorney and political activist who has been fighting for justice in Maryland for decades, and will be a state senator Baltimore County can finally be proud of. DONATE TO SHELDON LASKIN.

An experienced tax attorney and former Assistant Attorney General, Sheldon has made his reputation defending the vulnerable. He argued employment discrimination cases for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and successfully argued a case before the United States Supreme Court.

As an activist in his community, he has put his legal expertise to use in fighting for human rights for all, testifying before the Baltimore County Council against the 287(g) program, which authorizes federal authorities to deputize local officials in enforcing immigration policy. He was in favor of the Home Act, which would have prohibited discrimination on the part of landlords against tenants who receive federal income assistance.

Sheldon is also an advocate for universal care. Supporting a single payer system, he is knowledgeable about the barriers which must be surmounted in reaching that goal. He is explicit in connecting the problems of our health care system to present-day racism, and believes that taking steps to increase the number of African American health professional trainees (including scholarships) can help redress this moral wrong.

Sheldon is running against Bobby Zirkin, widely known as an opponent to justice reform in Maryland and infamous as the nation’s second leading recipient of campaign funds from the bail bonds industry. Zirkin is #NotWirkin, and Sheldon can bring justice back to Annapolis.

C4PC ENDORSES SACHIN HEBBAR FOR DELEGATE TO MARYLAND ASSEMBLY (DISTRICT 42B)

Baltimore, MD (March 14, 2018) -- Clinicians for Progressive Care is pleased to endorse Sachin Hebbar for Delegate in the Maryland Assembly representing District 42B (Baltimore County). Sachin will leverage his experience as a scientist, community activist and immigrant to help problems affecting everyone in Maryland.

Sachin was born in India where he studied biology and went on to earn a PhD from Mumbai University. He came to the United States as a postdoctoral fellow at Wake Forest University and has received multiple scientific grants to study cancer, cellular and molecular biology. Now living in Lutherville, MD, he founded Indivisible North Baltimore County to organize against the Trump Administration’s threats to human rights.

Sachin wants to improve the health of Marylanders with single payer health care. He supports limitation of the exorbitant costs of medications by allowing Medicare to negotiate prices and reforming patent laws for lifesaving drugs. Sachin also understands that direct action to address racial inequality is paramount to community health. He wants to increase access to care for people with chronic health conditions while also promoting safe housing, quality education and nutrition.

Sachin’s expertise as an organizer, scientist, advocate, and parent will make him an ideal delegate for the people of Baltimore County. We are proud to lend him our support.

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

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual.

Contact information
Dr. Berger can be reached at: 
treasurer@cliniciansforprogressivecare.com

 

C4PC ENDORSES NILESH KALYANARAMAN, MD, FOR DELEGATE TO MARYLAND ASSEMBLY (43RD DISTRICT)


Baltimore, MD (February 14, 2018) -- Clinicians for Progressive Care is proud to announce its endorsement of Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman, MD, for Delegate in the Maryland Assembly, representing District 43 (North Baltimore). Dr. Nilesh has dedicated his professional life as a physician to treating the underserved, and will continue to advocate in Annapolis for all his constituents, especially the disadvantaged and vulnerable. DONATE to Dr. Nilesh.

Dr. Nilesh went to medical school at SUNY Brooklyn School of Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. He went on to care for imprisoned and homeless patients in Baltimore.

Dr. Nilesh is chief health officer at a community health center in Baltimore where he has strengthened programs to help those with pain and substance use problems. When Maryland expanded Medicaid coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act, he saw the positive impact on the lives of his patients. Medicaid gave ordinary people access to necessary health care that was previously unaffordable. Dr. Nilesh will work to expand coverage to all Marylanders, eliminate the 20 year gap in life expectancies across Baltimore neighborhoods, and reduce costs of prescription medicines.

In addition to health care reform, Dr. Nilesh seeks to ensure affordable housing by reforming rent court, expanding eviction prevention services and reinvesting in poor communities. He wants to strengthen public schools and job training programs that will help families adapt to the changing economy. He recognizes the segregation and racism that are a part of African Americans’ daily life.

Dr. Nilesh will be a force for good in the Maryland Assembly, and C4PC is excited to support him.

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

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual.

Contact information
Dr. Berger can be reached at: 
treasurer@cliniciansforprogressivecare.com

C4PC ENDORSES NADIA HASHIMI, MD, FOR CONGRESS IN MARYLAND'S 6TH DISTRICT

Baltimore, MD; February 7, 2018 -  Clinicians for Progressive Care enthusiastically endorses Dr. Nadia Hashimi, MD for Congress in Maryland’s 6th District. As a practicing pediatrician, Dr. Hashmini understands the social and environmental influences that shape children’s growth and works every day to improve them. Now she wants to take these insights to Washington for the benefit of all Marylanders. Donate to Dr. Hashimi here

Dr. Hashmini grew up in New York and attended Brandeis University. She went to medical school at SUNY Downstate in New York CIty, training as a pediatrician at NYU/Bellevue. She currently practices in Gaithersburg, Maryland. In addition to her work as a physician, she is a best-selling author of historical fiction, a mother of four, a researcher, and a first-generation American. She is expert in listening, learning, and finding solutions on the basis of empathy, and will use these skills to help fix our broken politics.

Dr. Hashimi wants to expand the fundamental right to health care through expanding Medicare, and address exorbitant medication costs through price controls and lifetime payment caps. To address racial inequality, she will target funds to school districts with high populations of black students that have been systemically overlooked. She will expand the resources available to individuals with substance use disorder and also remove incentives for physicians to over-prescribe narcotics. Dr. Hashimi will also fight for women in the workplace, including equal pay for equal work, reproductive health care and family planning.

Dr. Hashimi wants America to be respected, not resented abroad, and for us to care for the underprivileged at home. We can be a caring and prosperous Maryland and America with her training and vision. C4PC looks forward to helping Dr. Hashimi win the primary and represent MD-6 in Congress.

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.

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual. C4PC can be supported here

Contact information
Dr. Berger can be reached at: 
treasurer@cliniciansforprogressivecare.com

C4PC ENDORSES RICHARD BRUNO, MD, FOR DELEGATE IN MARYLAND ASSEMBLY (41ST DISTRICT, NW BALTIMORE)

Family physician, public health advocate, protestor, activist, experienced collaborator and team-builder.

Family physician, public health advocate, protestor, activist, experienced collaborator and team-builder.

Baltimore, MD (December 11, 2017) -- Clinicians for Progressive Care announces its endorsement of Richard Bruno, MD, to represent the 41st District, Northwest Baltimore, as delegate in Maryland’s Assembly. A family doctor and preventive medicine specialist, husband, father, and long-time advocate for social justice and universal healthcare, Dr. Bruno will bring a passionate, experienced, expert activism to Maryland state government. DONATE TO RICHARD BRUNO.

Zackary Berger, MD, PhD, the Treasurer of C4PC, says, “Dr.  Bruno is well known in Baltimore, and across Maryland and the entire US, as a tireless fighter for justice. He has volunteered in the trenches, as a union organizer, board member of many justice-minded health organizations, and campaigner for fair wages at Baltimore medical centers. But he’s no mere self-righteous firebrand: Richard was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to a state medical council. He knows what’s right and won’t back down - yet isn’t afraid to reach across the aisle for the good of Marylanders.”

Dr. Bruno is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and has attended some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions, including Princeton University and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He trained in Family & Preventive Medicine at MedStar Franklin Square and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Currently practicing medicine in Baltimore, he will bring what he’s learned from healing ordinary Marylanders to service in the Assembly.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements include Dotty Nygard, RN, for Congress in CA-10, Danielle Mitchell, MD, in TN-3, Allison Galbraith in MD-01, Matt Heinz, MD, in AZ-2, John Duncan in TX-6, Jason Westin, MD, in TX-7, and Bob Solomon, MD, in PA-18.

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual.

Contact information
Dr. Berger can be reached at: 
treasurer@cliniciansforprogressivecare.com

 

C4PC ENDORSES ALLISON GALBRAITH FOR CONGRESS

For Immediate Release

Baltimore, MD; May 22, 2017 - Clinicians for Progressive Care is happy to endorse Allison Galbraith for Maryland's 1st Congressional District against Rep. Andy Harris. DONATE TO ALLISON GALBRAITH.

C4PC ENDORSES EXPERIENCED ACTIVIST, HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNER ALLISON GALBRAITH

C4PC ENDORSES EXPERIENCED ACTIVIST, HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNER ALLISON GALBRAITH

C4PC founder Zackary Berger, MD, PhD : "With her experience in the workings of the federal government and the health care system, Allison stands for what Andy Harris can't stand: meaningful health care for all without regard to who you are or where you come from."

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual.

Contact information
Dr. Berger can be reached at: treasurer@cliniciansforprogressivecare.com