National Candidate Category: House of Representatives
Amy Vilela is a 2018 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Nevada;
AMY VILELA FOR THE PEOPLE
My entry into politics came in the wake of my daughter, Shalynne's, needless death at the hands of our profit-driven healthcare system. Sometimes we experience such profound loss that it changes the course of our lives forever. Losing Shalynne became that defining moment in my life. Now that my eyes are open to the gross, cruel realities and injustice of our country, I cannot and will not close them again.
We don't have time to wait around for career politicians, their donors or special interests to do the right thing. We need bold action, now. We need representatives in Washington that understand the stakes of this fight and who will never stop advocating for the people.
I'm much much more than a grieving mother, but because I am a grieving mother, I will never give up. I will never get tired. And I will never stop fighting for justice and dignity for Nevadans and for the people of this country. More
Other Campaign DetailsParty Affiliation : DemocratPrimary Election Date: 6/12/2018General Election Date: 11/6/2018Election Date Details:Vetted By:
CFPEndorsed By: Our Revolution
A PLATFORM FOR THE PEOPLE
Growing up in poverty and raising my children as a single mother taught me to fight and the importance of strong social programs that help Americans reach their full potential. With the help of food stamps, WIC and Medicaid, I was able to work myself through college and become the first person in my family to earn a degree. Later, as a CFO in the non-profit sector, I fought to ensure federal funds for HUD programs and Medicaid reached those that needed it most.
My formal entry into politics and advocacy came in the wake of my daughter, Shalynne's, death at the hands of our nation's profit-driven healthcare system, but my campaign is about much more than Shalynne, and it's about much more than healthcare. It’s about fighting to put people over profit, whether it's in education, housing, energy, criminal justice, the climate, or our democracy itself. I believe we have a responsibility to ourselves, to our children, to future generations, and to our planet to leave this world a better place than we found it. And that’s what I hope to achieve with a platform that is truly for the people.
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