I grew up in Georgia. I love our state and I want to make sure we embrace a positive vision for our future. Our state has become a place that isn’t inclusive, lacks empathy, and leaves people behind. The task ahead of us is great, but we must fight for every Georgian. A few key areas of concern include:
Brian Kemp has forecasted budget cuts for Georgia in 2020. In part, poor trade policies at the federal level trickle down to cuts at the state level. I will protect essential social services and help small businesses with the tools they need to grow our economy and strengthen our community. I will implement economic policies that facilitate inclusive economic growth, and sustainable use of natural resources.
Georgia teachers are underpaid and overworked. We must come together as a state to give teachers and students the resources they need to succeed and limit standardized testing.
I believe it is time the state works with the Georgia Department of Education to update the equalization in the QBE formulae to ensure allocated funds are distributed with equity throughout the state.
1.5 millions Georgians lack health insurance putting Georgia behind most states. We must expand medicaid and provide access to quality, affordable healthcare for all Georgians.
I believe inclusion of Reproductive freedoms for women of all ages in Georgia is not only a human right but also a healthcare right. I will protect a woman’s access to healthcare.
I believe unions are a great asset to the workforce of Georgia. As a proud union member for 24 years, I know firsthand how strong unions in Georgia provide workers the ability to have stable careers and raise their families comfortably.
Georgia’s move from unions has hurt our economy, and we’ve watched far too many jobs leave our state.
This means many families do not have access to stable incomes, living wages and job security. I will fight to expand unions in Georgia so that working families are protected.
Everyone in the United States has a constitutionally protected right to political autonomy, social freedom and equality. Preserving the right for all Americans to vote is the foundation of a fair democracy. I will fight for fair electoral maps, combat voter suppression and protect voting laws.
Investments in infrastructure are fundamental to economic growth in our state. We can't let these vital systems fail to keep pace with the rapid growth in our district. Many Georgians need relief from stressful daily commutes so that they can spend less time on the road and more time at home with their families. We need a transportation plan that works for everyone. I will fight for job-creating investments in roads, transportation solutions, and other essential infrastructure to strengthen our economy for years to come.
Our fight against climate change could be the greatest economic driver since World War II. I will push for policies that preserve Georgia’s beauty while also strengthening our economy, like incentives for alternative energy solutions and telework options that get cars off the road.