Their state reps blocked healthcare. They’re running to change that.

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As COVID-19 spikes across the country and federal leadership continues to fail, state lawmakers will shape their state’s reality — from accessing quality, affordable healthcare to ensuring good jobs. We are excited to share our newest slate of endorsed candidates who are ready to lead the fight to improve lives.

In the two states we’re endorsing in today, Kansas and Florida, we see just how much state lawmakers matter. The current majorities in both of these states have failed to expand Medicaid and by doing so, have robbed hundreds of thousands of people from accessing healthcare. In a moment as truly life-or-death as this, they have failed their constituents. 

Today, we’re endorsing a group of game-changing candidates because the fight to improve lives is urgent.

By supporting them, and by changing the balance of power in each of these states, you can help put quality, affordable healthcare back on the table for hundreds of thousands of Americans. Pitch in what you can today to support these and all of Future Now Fund’s endorsed candidates.

Florida  

Kayser Enneking
HD-21
Raised in Gainesville, Kayser is a physician who has worked to improve the quality and efficiency of our healthcare systems. She is running to ensure that every Floridian has access to quality, affordable healthcare.

Franccesca Cesti-Browne
HD-115
An immigrant, businesswoman, and community advocate, Franccesca is running to improve the schools in her community, protect the environment, and bring real change to Tallahassee.

Ricky Junquera
HD-118
Raised in Miami-Dade, Ricky is a dedicated community activist who has championed environmental protection issues. He is running to restore the American Dream and economic opportunity for his working-class community.

Kansas

Angela Justus Schweller
HD-14
A small business owner, Angela was raised in Johnson county, where she attended public school from kindergarten through college. She is running to fight for better public schools and quality, affordable healthcare for all Kansans.

Jo Ella Hoye
HD-17
An active community leader, Jo Ella is a gun violence prevention advocate with a track record of successfully moving the needle with bipartisan support. She is running to elevate the voices of Kansans and fight for change in Topeka.

Mari-Lynn Poskin
HD-20
A higher education professional, Mari-Lynn is fiercely dedicated to ensuring learning opportunities for all Kansans. As the primary caregiver for her husband, who has multiple sclerosis, she understands the need for quality, affordable healthcare for all.

Joana Scholtz
HD-40
A retired teacher and veteran, Joana has devoted her life to service. She is running to fight for the right balance of investment in community, infrastructure, and business to build a brighter tomorrow for Kansans.

Each of these candidates is ready to lead. Thank you for being a part of this fight to improve lives. 


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Future Now Fund is building the power to improve Americans’ lives — by winning state legislative majorities and working with them to achieve goals for the common good.

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