314 Action backs candidates fighting Trump administration’s attacks on science.
Dr Pritesh Gandhi, a first generation Indian American who is running from Texas’ 10th Congressional district just got an endorsement from one of the leading STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — focused groups in the US.
One of the country’s largest resources for scientists and STEM professionals running for public office, 314 Action was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists who believe in science.
The group is committed to electing more STEM candidates to office, advocating for evidence-based policy solutions to issues like climate change, and fighting the Trump administration’s attacks on science.
“In a time where science faces a constant assault by the president, electing more leaders who will govern with evidence and facts is critical,” said Gandh about his endorsement.
“From denying climate change to opposing research into gun violence, Donald Trump and his allies like Michael McCaul are putting their political ideology ahead of logic and facts.”
“314 Action and our network of more than 1.2 million members are proud to stand with Dr. Pritesh Gandhi and endorse him for Congress in Texas’ 10th Congressional District,” said the group president Shaughnessy Naughton.
“Congress needs more physicians like Dr. Gandhi who will use evidence, facts and their experience working with patients to tackle the most pressing issues facing our country, including giving all Americans access to affordable healthcare,” he said.
“We are thrilled to endorse Dr. Gandhi, and in Congress he’ll be a fierce advocate for the working people in the 10th District he has spent his career working with and fighting for.”
Dr. Gandhi is a primary care doctor in East Austin, serving uninsured and underserved patients. He has testified before the Texas Senate and House Committees on Public Health and organized multiple rallies around issues affecting working families in his community.
Born in Houston, Gandhi is a first-generation American. His parents immigrated from India and his father, a pharmacist, started a small business in home healthcare.
Gandhi maintains he learnt about providing discounted medication and nursing for families that couldn’t afford it, watching his father during his growing up years.
Hopefully he is not among many Desi doctors who are part of Medicare fraud and running opioid pill mills.