2020 Mike Siegel endorsement
By July 2019 the Mike Siegel campaign had garnered a number of key national and local endorsements such as: Ted Lieu, U.S. Congressman CA-33; Progressive Democrats of America (PDA); International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW); National Union of Healthcare Workers; Leslie Pool, Austin City Councilwoman; Brigid Shea, Travis County Commissioner; Former Rep. Elliott Naishtat; Mike Floyd, Pearland ISD School Board; Kendric Jones, Prairie View City Councilman; Eric Green, Alderman, City of Brookshire; David Butts, Austin political activist; and others.
Supported Progressive Health Care Reform
In late 2009, Elliott Naishtat was one of more than 1,000 state legislators to sign a letter entitled "State Legislators for Progressive Health Care Reform". The letter was a project of the Progressive States Network and was developed in consultation with national health care reform advocates, including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Community Catalyst, Families USA, Herndon Alliance, National Women's Law Center, Northeast Action, SEIU, and Universal Health Care Action Network. The letter reads in part,
- "Failure to pass national comprehensive health reform now will further jeopardize state and local budgets, undermining public services like education, public safety, and transportation infrastructure... We, the undersigned, call on President Obama and the Congress to enact bold and comprehensive health care reform this year – based on these principles and a strong federal-state collaboration – and pledge our support as state legislators and allies in pursuit of guaranteed, high quality, affordable health care for all."
- Progressive States Network: State Legislators for Progressive Health Care Reform (accessed on Dec. 23, 2010)