Congresswoman understands the job

Updated 3/28/2020 8:54 AM


They stood outside the congressman's offices in the bitter cold, the pouring rain and the sweltering heat. They endured all that to make their case for real representation for the 14th congressional district. Where was the constituent service? Where was legislative action on important issues? And…where was the congressman?


This is not the old 14th congressional district. People here aren't willing to be ignored by their representatives. They're not afraid to speak up. In 2018, it demanded someone with a commitment to year-round constituent service and legislative action. Lauren Underwood has hosted 16 town halls, visited scores of local businesses and organizations and attended 133 events, which averages out to more than two a week. That means she's home just about every weekend meeting with neighbors and hearing their concerns.

Constituent service is at the heart of a congressperson's duties, but Underwood has gone beyond just the need to be accessible. Two new laws, one which will mandate lower prices for insulin by accelerating access to generics, are the result of her hard work. While her opponents talk about getting a handle on health care, the 14th congressional district already has a healthcare professional on the job.

When you go to vote, remember what it was like waiting for your old congressman while he was too busy to serve you. Remember the people who weathered the elements to demand better constituent service and legislative results. And remember you have both in Lauren Underwood.

John Morello


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