January 13, 2022, Alisha Shelton, Democratic candidate for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, announced she has filed for candidacy in for Congress.

“Today on the anniversary of the founding date of my sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, I am making the same commitment to service that was established by the founders by filing to run for Congress in Nebraska’s 2nd District,” said Shelton. “In 1972, my sweet sorority sister Shirley Chisholm ran for president and committed to being unbought & unbossed. I will make that same commitment to my neighbors in Nebraska and will serve the people of this district day in and day out.” 

“In this moment of inequity, racial divide, and women’s fundamental rights under attack, we need a leader who will fight for change. I am an everyday Nebraskan who understands what it is like to try and succeed in an economy that does not work for all of us and navigate a healthcare system that is ridden with red tape.”

“I have dedicated my career to helping people and understanding real challenges that everyday Nebraskans face–I will do the same in Congress. I am ready to cut past the partisan divide to create real solutions that will help us all.”

About Alisha Shelton: Alisha Shelton is a mental health therapist, community leader, and Nebraskan running for Congress in NE-02. Shelton is running on a platform of economic recovery, increasing access to rural broadband, protecting women’s health ,expanding affordable health care, and fighting climate change. If elected, Shelton will be the first Black woman to represent Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District.

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