Earlier this morning, the political action committee Six PAC announced its endorsement of Patricia Ackerman for Nevada Congressional District 2 (northern Nevada). Six PAC is a federal political action committee that endorses progressive, rural Democrats, and helps raise grassroots money for grassroots candidates. Thus far they have endorsed four candidates across the nation.
In a morning email and Facebook post , Six PAC wrote:
Today, we’re announcing the endorsement of three amazing new candidates, Audrey Denney (CA-01), Kara Eastman (NE-02) and Patricia Ackerman (NV-02), and our continuing support of J.D. Scholten (IA-04)…Patricia Ackerman (NV-02) is the daughter of Nazi Concentration camp survivors. Her top priority is the elimination of the corruption in DC that has led to the greatest income inequality since the Great Depression. She’s building a strong grassroots campaign that already has over 100 volunteers ready to get to work and get her to Congress.
Patricia Ackerman stated: “I am proud and honored to be in this fight with Six PAC, a political action committee that supports rural progressive candidates. Rural America has been hurt by regressive Republican incumbents. In Nevada Congressional District 2, Mark Amodei consistently takes votes which hurt Northern Nevada residents. For example, he refused to support legislation designed to lower prescription drug prices and strengthen individual health insurance exchanges. As a member of Congress, I will be an advocate for rural Nevada.”
About Patricia Ackerman
Patricia Ackerman is the daughter of immigrants who arrived in this country after World War II. Patricia’s mother was forced slave labor for Nazi Germany, while her father almost starved to death in a concentration camp. At the age of 15, Patricia ran away from a home plagued by domestic violence. With a GED in hand, Patricia started her own successful small business as an interior landscape designer at the age of 21. Patricia would go on to become an award-winning stage actress, a member of the Long Beach Mounted Police, and an accomplished high-altitude mountaineer. Patricia’s greatest driving force in her run for public office is her mother. From 2007-2013, Patricia acted as her mother’s primary caregiver. When her mother fell ill, Patricia could not find a local doctor who would take medicare in a timely fashion. Having to wait weeks, her mother passed away the day before her appointment. Patricia Ackerman wants to lead the charge in producing a healthcare system that is affordable and accessible to rural Nevada.
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