Alisha Shelton has stepped up to run for Congress against Don Bacon. Here is her recent press release:
Alisha Shelton, Mental Health Advocate and Therapist, Announces her Campaign for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District
OMAHA, Neb- For Alisha Shelton, the importance of helping others was taught at an early age. At 16, Alisha found herself on the side of the road in her Omaha neighborhood, assisting her mother and rendering critical first aid to an accident victim, after her brother pulled them from the overturned car. That was just the first time they saved a life- and it wouldn’t be the last. That’s because Alisha and her family don’t turn away when they see a problem – they instead dive in to help.
Raised in Omaha, Nebraska by a single mother, Alisha Shelton is running for Congress in Nebraska’s 2nd district because Nebraskans need someone looking out for them, and Alisha is always there when you need her – no matter what. Now a mental health practitioner and counselor, Alisha honors her commitment to helping others every day. Alisha is an everyday Nebraskan whose experience and perspective can help shape our laws because she knows what we’re going through. As our state reemerges from the grips of the pandemic and the economic collapse that’s followed, it’s clearer than ever that Nebraskans need an advocate in Congress instead of a politician.
As a community leader and advocate, Alisha has seen the struggles of Nebraska families that have gone ignored by Washington politicians like Don Bacon who have forgotten about the Heartland. As your member of Congress, Alisha will always put us first – over big corporations, special interests, and partisan politics. She won’t leave Nebraska behind, because just as she learned early on in life, when you see a problem, you help fix it.
Statement from Alisha:
“I’m running for Congress because working Nebraskans need good jobs, affordable health care, and higher wages. Growing up, my mom would say, ‘We have to pay attention. When somebody needs us, we have to be there for them.’ That has been my mantra my whole life. I’ve been paying attention, and I see that so many hard-working families in Nebraska are ready for a brighter future. As a therapist, I always do whatever I can to help my patients; and that’s the same approach I’ll bring to Congress.”