At A Time

RECEIVED Thu., July 2, 2020

Dear Editor,
    At a time with so much strife, suffering, and discord, we need healing.
    At a time when pandemics are becoming more common, we need someone who truly understands evidence-based research, population health, and epidemiology.
    At a time when babies are being ripped away from their mother's arms and children are dying in cages, we need humanity shaping policy at our borders.
    At a time when global temperatures are warming and sea levels are rising, we need someone who believes in science.
    At a time of mass violence within our churches and schools, we need someone who will study the root causes of such violence.
    At a time when our schools are struggling and our teachers aren't paid living wages, we need someone who knows the value of education, not just for the few or the elite, but for everyone.
    Dr. Pritesh Gandhi is a person who embodies the antidote to many of our ailments. He's running for the House of Representatives in TX-10. He has dedicated his studies, career and advocacy efforts to curbing gun violence, founding Doctors Against Gun Violence during his training.
    Dr. Gandhi led a group of health care workers to protest the inhumane policy on the border. He runs an indigent health care clinic in East Austin. He knows all too well that the social determinants of health need to be addressed, and he will fight for these issues at the federal level.
    He has studied the deleterious health effects of poor air and water quality and will continue to advocate for policies to heal our planet.
    He is the father of three young children and is married to a public school teacher; together, they know the importance of quality education for all children.
    Yes, we sure could use a doctor in the House of Representatives.
Mary Ann Gonzales
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