Passing Universal Health Care Requires Votes. These Candidates Could Help Us Get There.


This election, not only are we making a choice at the top of the ticket, but we also have the opportunity to elect candidates who will advance universal health care for Washingtonians and the nation. In 2018, Washington voters made tremendous strides in electing candidates who make fighting for health care a top priority. Let’s expand on these gains in 2020.

The HCHR 2020 Elections Subcommittee has sifted through the state and federal races and selected a few key races of most importance to healthcare based on these criteria:

  1. Does the candidate support health care as a right and state or federal legislation to move us towards universal and affordable health care?
  2. If both candidates profess to support universal health care, which one endorses the more progressive legislation (eg, Medicare for All rather than Public Option)?
  3. Is the race one whose outcome could advance the cause?
  4. Is the candidate in a tough race in which our support could make a difference? 

Based on these criteria, we think the following candidates are high-priority for health care advocates and Washingtonians. HCHR does not endorse candidates but encourages active support for these races.

CD 3: Carolyn Long
CD 8:    Kim Schrier
CD 10:  Beth Doglio
LD 5, Senate:   Ingrid Anderson
LD 7, Rep. 1:  Georgia Davenport
LD 28, Senate: T’wina Nobles
LD 37, Rep. 2:  Kirsten Harris-Talley
LD 44, Rep.2:   April Berg

We encourage everyone to get involved in this election and we offer the following 2020 Election Opportunities — Forums, Texting, and Phone banks. Channel your Election  Angst into supporting candidates who will support the cause.

Pictured – Beth Doglio (CD 10, photo: Washington Wire), Carolyn Long (CD3) and Congress member Kim Schrier (CD 8).

Circling beginning in the upper left – Ingrid Anderson (LD 5), Georgia Davenport (LD 7), April Berg (LD 44), Kirsten Harris-Talley (LD 37), T’wina Nobles (LD 28):

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