March 2, 2022
PHILADELPHIA — Today, 314 Action Fund congratulated former science teacher Ruben Ramirez on advancing to the runoff primary election in the race to represent Texas’ fifteenth congressional district. Following yesterday’s election, Ramirez will compete for the TX-15 Democratic nomination on May 24th.
314 Action President Shaughnessy Naughton released the following statement:
“Ruben Ramirez has consistently proven his commitment to standing up for Texans. As a former science teacher, Ruben knows that facts and evidence are essential to understanding and solving the problems facing our communities, from the climate crisis to affordable health care access. We look forward to fighting alongside him in this pro-science campaign for Texas families.”
Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Ramirez taught high school chemistry and physics for five years before serving in the U.S. Army and earning a Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. Following redistricting, TX-15 has proven the only competitive congressional district in the state ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
314 Action recently launched a $10 million, cycle-long advocacy campaign focused on engaging voters on critical science issues — including climate change, health care, and the pandemic response — and holding anti-science public figures accountable. Additionally, 314 Action has engaged its base of six million grassroots members to push for pro-science legislation at the federal and state levels.
314 Action Fund is powered by a grassroots community of over six million people working to elect scientists, doctors, and STEM professionals who will use science and facts to address our most pressing issues like climate change and health care. In 2018 and 2020, we played a pivotal role in flipping the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, electing eleven Democratic scientists to federal office, as well as in helping over 100 statewide, state legislative, and municipal candidates win their races. In 2022, 314 Action Fund will continue working to elect science leaders and defeat climate deniers in Congress and legislatures across the country.