Latest News and Press Releases

Check below for the latest media releases regarding the campaign. We intend to regularly add statements, blog posts, and even videos. If you'd like to invite Garret to write or speak about a particular topic, please contact us!

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Ban Fracking, Don't Just Inspect For Methane Leaks

26 June 2020

Garret reacts to an Grand Jury report about the fracking industry as PA DEP seeks comments to regulate volatile compounds and methane from oil and gas wells.

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The COVID-19 Emergency Is Not Over

11 June 2020

Garret calls out state legislators for voting to end the COVID-19 emergency status, which not only will leave us unprepared for a second wave, but will cut off needed aid and funding.

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#ShutDownAcademia

10 June 2020

Garret shares some thoughts on why scientists must be part of the movement to end racism, since how science might end up fueling racist policy and policing.

Issues

Below are some of my top priorities as state representative as part of what I call a Green New Deal for Pennsylvania. Please see the Issues page for more details.

Protect Our Air and Water

Our constitutional right to clean air and water must be protected by banning fracking, halting pipeline construction, and implementing stronger pollution regulations. We don't have to sacrifice our health and environment for jobs if we invest in renewable energy and important green infrastructure upgrades. A Green New Deal for Pennsylvania will ensure good green infrastructure jobs for anyone that wants one.

Single Payer Healthcare for All

Healthcare must be a human right. An Improved and Expanded Medicaid for All is a good way to create a guaranteed, comprehensive single payer healthcare system to ensure everyone gets the care they need and to lower costs in the process. Healthcare should be free at the point of service, without any co-pays or deductibles, to ensure everyone gets the care they need immediately without worrying about medical debt.

End Homelessness & Poverty

Pennsylvania should lead the way on an economic bill of rights that ensures an economy that puts people and planet over profits. We can ensure that everyone gets affordable housing, living wages, paid time off, healthcare, and education, will lift everyone out of poverty and ensure no one goes hungry or homeless.

About The Campaign

This campaign isn't about me, but about the huge challenges facing not just our district or our state, but the nation and planet as a whole. Together we can build a better future.

Garret Wassermann

Garret Wassermann has an M.S. in both Mathematics and Applied Physics, and currently works in computer software security research at Carnegie Mellon University. Garret previously taught college-level courses in mathematics and computer science at several colleges in the Pittsburgh area. He enjoys gardening and casual hiking in nearby state parks with his wife Amanda. They have lived in Coraopolis for more than 7 years.

The 45th District

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