2020 Endorsement

15
Jan

Jolt Action endorses Colin Allred for U.S. Congress: We need to stand with Colin

Austin, TX, Jan. 15, 2020 — Today, Jolt Action proudly endorses incumbent Colin Allred to represent Texas’ 32nd District in the United States House of Representatives.

Allred learned the values that inspired him to work to preserve American’s right to work from attending Dallas public schools and his mom’s work as a public school teacher. With support from his family, community, and coaches, he went on to play in the NFL and to become a civil rights attorney. 

The following statement is from Antonio Arellano, Interim Executive Director of Jolt Action: 

“Colin Allred is an inspirational leader who serves as a prime example of the new America that our collective Jolt Action body envisions and supports. His priorities such as protecting the Affordable Care Act, positioning Texas as a renewable energy leader and co-sponsoring the Equality Act to provide anti-discriminatory protections to LGBTQ people, give us great confidence in his potential leadership abilities in Washington, D.C. We must stand up and help Colin Allred go to Washington to fight for the policies that represent the best interests of all Texans.”

Allred, who played in the NFL for nearly five seasons before sustaining a neck injury, fulfilled his dream of studying law and applying his legal training to help others. As Special Assistant in the Department of Housing and Urban Development of General Counsel under then-Secretary Julián Castro, he worked with Congress and the Office of the Inspector General to ensure that public funds were efficiently spent. He also served as the Dallas-Fort Worth Director of the first-ever statewide coordinated voter protection program led by Battleground Texas during the 2014 gubernatorial election. 

Allred aspires to inspire the communities he grew up in by improving public education, encouraging economic growth, ensuring quality health care for all and protecting civil rights and liberties.

“Protecting the Affordable Care Act is priority number one. This administration’s reckless, cynical and partisan attacks are harming regular people and increasing costs,” Allred said. “I support the creation of a public option, or a Medicare type buy-in that will compete with private insurance and use the marketplace to lower costs. I also support the ability of Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices for all Americans.”

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