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Vanessa Adia

Teacher, congressional candidate

Vanessa Adia teaches at Benbrook Middle High School and is the Democratic nominee for Congress in District 12. She was recognized as the 2014–2015 Teaching Chair of Excellence for Secondary Science in Fort Worth ISD and served as a Science Department Chair for four years.

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It’s time for common-sense gun reform

As our nation continues to engage in this long overdue conversation around gun violence, we each need to decide the role we want to play. Our students are leading the way, and now it’s up to us to follow. As a mother, as a teacher, and as a candidate for Congress, I’m choosing to stand on the side of the students.