In District 10, there are three well-qualified women running for Congress who have all been elected to public office in the district, who have dedicated a lifetime of service to our community, and who possess unique backgrounds and skills across the spectrum of democratic values.
Nygard: “In the (emergency room) in 30 years, I can tell you I’ve never seen cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest from pot.”
While Harder praised its ability to garner 100 percent coverage and Cox presented multiple options such as Medicaid for all on the route to Medicare for all, one of the bigger reactions of the night went to an eight-second response from an adamant Nygard.
“No question. I support single payer, a guaranteed health care system for all,” Nygard asserted.
Dotty Nygard and Rhonda Risner are registered nurses, members of National Nurses Unitedand activists for single-payer health care and climate justice. Their work has taken them across the country and the world, where they’ve seen firsthand the impact of storms worsened by climate change and the lack of consistent health care. Nygard is an emergency room nurse at Sutter Tracy Hospital in Tracy, California, and is a member of the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN).
Due to the recent natural disasters in Southeastern Texas, I will be traveling to the affected areas in order to serve the people and ensure their quick recovery. At the end of the day, we must put our country above our campaign in order to protect the lives of all Americans. It is time for all of us to come together as Americans and to put our country over party and personal politics.
In 2006 I served the Louisiana communities affected by Hurricane Katrina. Working as a nurse in disaster affected areas is nothing new for me, but every time I leave in awe watching firsthand the effects of natural disasters caused by Climate Change and our inability as a nation to effectively prevent these horrific events from happening. I have been called in to assist the relief efforts in Houston and the surrounding areas and the moment I was presented with the option to head down there, I knew I had to serve the local community.
Since I will be working long days and nights in Houston, I have officially decided to suspend my official campaign activity until I return to the district once after my duties are complete. The campaign itself will still be running if you would like to volunteer or donate and my staff is prepared to represent the campaign at local community events and meetings in the meantime.
I will be back on the campaign trail soon enough, but our nation is in a crisis and I cannot stand idly by as I watch those in the 4th largest American city live without power, shelter, and the vital resources necessary in order to survive. Any questions about the campaign in the meantime can be directed to David Turkell via email at Press@Dottynygardforcongress.com. Let's stand together in order to heal our nation.
Ready to Serve,
Dotty Nygard, RN
California Democratic Party Vice Chair Daraka Larimore-Hall announces support for Dotty Nygard SIGNALS A SHIFT TOWARD ENDORSING PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES TRACY, CA,
August 15, 2017– Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party* and longtime labor advocate Daraka Larimore-Hall announced his endorsement of CA-10 Congressional Candidate Dotty Nygard in a statement today:
“Dotty Nygard is a strong, dedicated progressive taking on Jeff Denham, a Republican who has stood with Trump 100% of the time since inauguration. I’m proud to stand with her as she fights to give the people of the 10th District a real voice in Washington. As a local elected official, community activist, and front-line nurse, Dotty has dedicated her life to making a stronger and more just community. She deserves our support, and our help in defeating a key reactionary leader in Congress.”
Vice-Chair Larimore-Hall’s endorsement illustrates Nygard’s unique ability to bring together a diverse coalition of important leaders from across the state, including Congressmember Ro Khanna, CA State Assembly candidate Jovanka Beckles, CDP Chicano Latino Caucus* Chair Carlos Alcala, CDP Chicano Latino Caucus* Vice Chair Norma Alcala and National Nurses United. Dotty Nygard’s campaign is comprised of Democrats from all backgrounds and she is proud to run to represent their values in Washington. In a statement today, Nygard humbly accepted his endorsement:
"I’m very honored and humbled by Vice Chair Daraka Larimore-Hall's support. I have always admired his bold vision that resonates with so many of us who are actively searching for party leadership in the era of Trump. We share the same vision to include all members of the party and like Daraka, I will always protect the voices of those that so often go unheard."
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact David Turkell at (323) 533-5496 or email at Press@DottyNygardForCongress.com.
*Titles solely used for identification purposes, does not constitute organizational support.
Dotty Nygard announced the support of several Latino leaders across the state, including the Chair of the Chicano Latino Caucus* arlos Alcala, Northern Vice Chair of the Chicano Latino Caucus* Norma Alcala, and longtime organizer Al Rojas