LIST OF ISSUES
Unity

“We have all seen the protests and witnessed the pain, anger, and sadness of the American people. Women and men of courage have always been the glue that’s held this country together. Our children and grandchildren are counting on this courage. What are you going to do with yours? Now more than ever, we must unite to create meaningful change for everyone.“

Social Justice

“We believe that everyone deserves to be treated equally and has the right to live free of racism and oppression. The barriers that the Black community continue to face is a reality that we, as a company, will not accept. We know there is more work to be done and we are committed to being part of a long-term, permanent solution. These actions today are the building blocks to help us move the world forward for everyone.”

- Guru Gowrappan 
  CEO, Verizon Media

Criminal Justice Reform

"During my two-year tenure under congressman John Lewis, I was responsible for the Federal Prison program. I understand the need for change across the board. From law enforcement, to the courts, and throughout the prisons and probation agencies, the time for change is now. The damage has been devastating. It is time to rebuild our criminal justice system. The law must not be unfairly levied. By definition, justice cannot exist without equity. To help address the issue, I have made a personal goal to hire those in need of a second chance. I am proud to provide employment to those who have been overlooked by society." 

Healthcare

"Lives have been unnecessarily lost due to a broken health care system. In the midst of a pandemic, many people waited too long to seek life-saving treatment because they lacked health insurance. This is unacceptable. Now is not the time to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Instead, we must continue to improve our systems so that every American has access to affordable health care." 

Small Business

"As a small business owner, I fully understand the important role small companies play in the American economic structure. These businesses are the bedrock of our economy and they are too important to fail. Our government must move quickly to get financial assistance in the hands of those who need it most. If the economy is going to rebound, we must make small businesses whole again." 

Veterans

“As an Air Force veteran, I consider myself an advocate for all military veterans. In 2014, my former Air Force supervisor and friend, committed suicide shortly after we both returned home from a deployment to Afghanistan. In 2018, my younger brother died from an accidental opioid overdose. An Army veteran, he had also deployed to Afghanistan. Very few careers require the sacrifice of that which is expected of our military service members and their families. Ensuring the overall well-being of injured veterans should be one of our nation’s top priorities!”

Solutions
  1. PROVIDE QUALITY HEALTH CARE COVERAGE AND PROTECT AMERICANS FROM FUTURE HEALTH PANDEMICS

  2. PROVIDE OPIOID ABUSE PREVENTION AND ACCESS TO TREATMENT

  3. PROVIDE QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE EDUCATION AND PAY OUR EDUCATORS WHAT THEY DESERVE

  4. RAISE INCOMES AND RESTORE ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS

  5. COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE, BUILD A CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY, AND SECURE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

  6. PROTECT OUR VALUES AGAINST RACISM, SEXISM, AND BIGOTRY 

  7. SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND KEEP FAITH WITH OUR VETERANS
     

Education

"It is time for our government to take a second look at our education system. The Covid-19 pandemic has shed new light on the importance of our school teachers. We must take care of our teachers as well as our students. Revamping the system from Pre-K through college is needed now more than ever. Financial literacy is fundamental. America must lead in education while alleviating the heavy burden of student loan debt."

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© Jamesia  James for 2020 U.S.  Senate