Thanks to the organizers for inviting me to speak at the Centre County Women's March this afternoon. We need to protect healthcare coverage so that women have access to the care they need. We need to guarantee women a fair wage so that they have autonomy over their economic lives. We need to set a better example of behavior for our sons and daughters. We need to refuse the idea of defining or erasing people out of existence.
And we're going to work extremely hard and keep going out in the cold and rain and snow over the next few months to help make those things happen.
Running for Congress in 2018 was the honor of a lifetime. I'm thankful for every single person who turned out to vote, gave their time and talent to our campaign, and shared their ideas for a brighter future here in Pennsylvania. The energy that I saw was humbling and inspiring.
That's why I'm excited to announce that I will seek the Democratic nomination for Congress in Pennsylvania's 12th District.
Following Tom Marino’s resignation, Governor Wolf will call a special election to fill the seat. When that happens, I will work harder than ever to earn the right to be your representative.
You deserve a representative in Congress who will show up for you.
You deserve a representative who’s accountable, honest, and hard-working.
You deserve a representative who will fight for your jobs, your healthcare, your kids' education, and our environment.
I am committed to being that representative for you, and never quitting when the going gets tough.
P.S. - I couldn't be prouder of the work my campaign team did in the November election. My campaign manager Claire Gray and I could use your help again: