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Lauren Underwood

Illinois

Candidate for U.S. House


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Lauren Underwood is the first woman, the first person of color, and the first millennial to represent Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. Before running for office, she was appointed by President Obama to serve as a Senior Advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services, where she helped implement the Affordable Care Act. Underwood flipped her district in 2018, helping Democrats take the majority in the House of Representatives.

In office, Underwood helped pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act, which is the most comprehensive anti-corruption and democracy reform bill to pass the House since Watergate. The bill is being denied a fair vote by Mitch McConnell and the special interests who control the U.S. Senate. H.R. 1 would take on dark money and foreign interference in our elections, fix our broken campaign finance system, tighten ethics laws, crack down on lobbyists, limit partisan gerrymandering used to manipulate elections, and expand and protect the right to vote. Underwood represents a swing district in Illinois and faces a tough re-election fight in 2020.

 

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