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Self-Described “Humanist” Wins Democratic Primary for U.S. House Seat in Texas

Mar 4, 2020

By Hemant Mehta

Carol Iannuzzi, a self-described “humanist,” won her Democratic primary last night in a race for the U.S. House from District 26 in Texas. She will face incumbent Rep. Michael C. Burgess this November.

Iannuzzi comes from a family of activists, saying on her campaign website, “When my dad passed away in 2017, I felt the activist baton had indeed been passed to me.”

She had endorsements from both the Freethought Equality Fund PAC and the Texas Democratic Secular Caucus.

Her policy priorities include: strengthening the Affordable Care Act and Medicare, protecting Social Security, ensuring access to affordable reproductive health services including a woman’s right to choose, reducing student loan debt, addressing climate change, and ending the stigma on mental healthcare. She is a strong supporter of the separation of church and state and is also a member of a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Iannuzzi is a humanist.

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