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From 2018 to 2019, 2020, and beyond..... truly progressive care doesn't stop with one election!

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So we’ve taken a breath, had a drink, taken out the recycling, paid our uncle back what we owe him, and sat down to talk to you, our friends and supporters, about what’s next for our small-but-mighty political action committee.

We feel really good. The House has been taken back, progressive district attorneys are set to roll back our carceral system (or at least start, in certain areas), Medicaid expansion has succeeded in a number of states, voting reform scored notable successes — in short, the forces of fascism and racism were dealt a satisfying if nonfatal blow.

What’s more, we endorsed some wonderful candidates. Congratulations again to Beth Liston and Allison Russo, who fought their way to victory despite determined Trumpian gerrymandering by the Ohio GOP. And thank you again to our other endorsees who inspired us. We haven’t heard the last of them.

What are we going to do now? The same thing we’ve done for the past 2 years: identify candidates that support progressive health care.

We’re going to focus on state and local races (state legislatures, gubernatorial races, mayoral races, etc.), recognizing that real change requires working from the ground up. We’re going to keep explicitly endorsing candidates and supporting them as best we can, monetarily, rhetorically and otherwise.

You — our friends and supporters, numbering in the thousands nationwide — have done so much for the cause, for the candidates and our PAC. We know you’re going to fight along with us.

Our bold goal is to identify 50 progressive health candidates, one in each state, by 2020. We’ll start with new endorsees in 2019 for races around the country. That means hearing from you, wherever you are, about the new candidates on the block (or the old ones!) and why they’re good. Please keep us informed.

C4PC ENDORSES SAM PARK FOR RE-ELECTION IN GEORGIA STATE HOUSE

Clinicians for Progressive Care proudly announces our endorsement of Sam Park, Democrat for re-election to represent Georgia House District 101. DONATE to Sam Park here. DONATE to ALL C4PC endorsees here

Sam was first elected in 2016 and has shown a strong commitment to health care justice for his constituents and all Georgians.

The son of Korean immigrants, Sam was born and raised in Gwinnett County, Georgia where he attended public school. He then entered Georgia State University under a HOPE scholarship, graduating law school there as well. He has fought for the health care rights of those with debilitating conditions and without the money to navigate our system – a system  maximizes the profit of corporations.

Health care access became personal for Sam when his mother was diagnosed with stage IV cancer. She underwent intensive treatments that would not have been possible without public insurance.

Sam is deeply committed to the individual mandate as both a moral imperative and economic necessity. 1.5 million Georgians are without health care. Georgia failed to accept Medicaid expansion, which would have reduced health inequality in the state; Sam will fight to ensure all Georgians have access to high quality health care.

In addition, Sam will expand medication assisted treatment and access to opioid overdose rescue medications to help reverse the epidemic of opiate overdose deaths. He will help overturn financial and other barriers to abortion and contraception. Furthermore, he will strive to end discriminatory practices toward immigrants and the LGBTQ community.

Sam Park believes in health for all Georgians and everyone in America. We at C4PC support him and know he will be a great representative.

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.

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

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