314 Action Fund’s Impact

I think it starts with finding people who are going to serve, and that’s what 314 Action does. They want to support candidates that, first, fundamentally believe in science… I think often what we find is that the people we elect are making decisions based on politics and partisanship, and not really looking at the underlying reasons.

Senator Mark Kelly

ROLL CALL: Democratic group takes aim at GOP doctors in Congress on abortion

A group that works to elect Democrats with backgrounds in science and medicine is launching a digital ad campaign targeting GOP doctors in Congress over their opposition to abortion.

314 Action — the name reflects the first three digits of pi — is investing up to $200,000 on the ads, which accuse 14 Republican physicians who serve in the House and Senate of turning their backs on “a sacred oath.”

“As patients we trust our doctors,” the ad states. “But this doctor broke [an] oath to do no harm … [by supporting] an extreme ban on abortion. And they’re coming after our birth control next.

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KGW: Straight Talk with Laural Porter

As a doctor and a scientist, I am grateful for the support of 314 Action. It is critical to have scientists at the table as Congress responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for all the challenges that lay ahead, from making healthcare more accessible and affordable to protecting our planet from climate change.

Rep. Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08)


A pro-science political action committee on Thursday said that it will buy more than $1.6 million worth of ads in four U.S. House of Representatives races where President Joe Biden carried the district but Republican candidates won in 2022.

Two of those will be in New York, with surprise Democratic losses in the midterm elections and redistricting making the state a focal point for both parties as they look to November. Republicans hold a 219-213 edge on Democrats in the chamber, so control may hinge on a small number of toss-up races.

“Scientists and STEM [science, technology, engineering and math] candidates are problem-solvers and who know how to work across the aisle to get things done,” said Josh Morrow, the executive director of the PAC, which is named the 314 Action Fund.

“They’re result-driven leaders who will put politics aside in order to put the interests of everyday Americans first.”

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I’m so happy to have earned the early support of 314 Action Fund in this race, the largest group working to elect Democratic scientists and STEM professionals to office at all levels of government.

Rep. Melanie Stansbury (NM-01)

NBC NEWS: Progressive group seeks to shame GOP governors and their donors over lax pandemic leadership

A progressive group that is attacking Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and shaming his donors over his handling of Covid-19 will expand the offensive to include other Republican governors.

The group, 314 Action, plans to go after Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas and Mike DeWine of Ohio next, executive director Josh Morrow said in an interview with NBC News. Like DeSantis, both are up for re-election in 2022 and have faced criticism for their pandemic management.

The unique campaign involves text messages and digital media geotargeted to reach people who live, work and socialize near the governors and their donors. Mar-a-Lago, the South Florida resort where former President Donald Trump lives, is another target location.

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KGW Portland: “The Story”

I am proud to be endorsed by 314 Action Fund. As a public health nurse, science has always been foundational to my work as a policy maker and legislator. We need more people with STEM backgrounds in public office to take on the urgent fight to address climate change, economic relief and recovery. I’m grateful to have 314 Action’s support as I continue this fight in Congress.

Rep. Lauren Underwood, R.N. (IL-14)