Kate Schroder For Congress: For the Health of Ohio

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Kate Schroder at a Rally
Kate Schroder at a Save the USPS rally in August

In the midst of a pandemic, a proven public health expert will bring the necessary knowledge to Congress so lawmakers can craft legislation to solve the crisis. By electing Kate Schroder to Ohio’s 1st Congressional District, voters will be adding much-needed expertise to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Schroder, a Cincinnati native, is a graduate of Indiana University and the Wharton School of Business. After earning her MBA, she joined the Advisory Board Company as a healthcare researcher and consultant. Her next job took her to Africa for a position as the Zambia Country Director for the Clinton Health Access Initiative. She remained with the organization for 12 years, taking on leadership roles in global children’s health initiatives and essential medicine.

Schroder has published the results of her research in academic journals and has served on the Cincinnati Board of Health since 2016. She also wrote an opinion piece for the Cincinnati Enquirer calling for the government to put public health over politics when dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. She called for enough funding to develop a vaccine quickly, a coordinated response across local health departments, and the implementation of prevention measures. “We need to be a leader in the global effort to contain and treat this virus,” she declared.

Not only would Schroder bring her impressive public health credentials, she also would bring legislative experience to Congress. She spent more than three years working with legislators, first as a legislative correspondent for Sen. Evan Bayh and then as Chief of Staff for Cincinnati City Councilmember John Cranley.

In 2010, when she was in her early thirties, Schroder was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Fortunately, she had good healthcare and insurance, but the experience made her acutely aware of the need to give everyone in America the same.

As a cancer survivor, I know what it’s like to receive a life-changing diagnosis and be dependent on my access to health care. It’s an incredibly humbling and vulnerable feeling, and something I will never forget. My personal experience with our healthcare system is why I decided to run for office.”  

Kate Schroder

Schroder recently tweeted about her commitment to healthcare: 

In addition to access to healthcare, Schroder’s priorities in Congress include creating jobs and infrastructure, reducing gun violence, strengthening education, fighting climate change and ending the opioid epidemic. She also supports empowering women and working to preserve their right to control their own bodies.

Ohio’s 1st Congressional District borders both Kentucky and Indiana and includes much of the city of Cincinnati. All of these areas have been suffering from the Trump Administration’s incompetent handling of the pandemic and the economy. Only men have represented this district in Congress, including President William Henry Harrison, and it has been in Republican hands for most of the last 25 years. In one election, Kate Schroder can break both of those historic barriers and bring her expertise and caring to the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Photo courtesy campaign Facebook page.


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Mindy Schwartz is a blogger, life-long political activist, pet nutritionist, wife, daughter, dogmom, DemCast USA Managing Editor and Jew. She is equally proud of all of those roles.

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