Jobs & the Economy

Having lived through the same struggle that many Hoosiers face today, I understand first hand just what it means to make ends meet at a time when most jobs are being outsourced. I understand that the scarcity of jobs is only a part of the problem, but I feel it is the best place to start. I want to breathe …

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Unions

As patriots, we take great pride in the notion of our people having a voice. Labor unions provide a voice for workers and are the reason that we have achieved many gains. From the 8 hour work day, job safety, worker protections to ending child labor. They provide a safe work environment and promote livable wages. Unions are the backbone …

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Education

Education is part of the very foundation of this country. Without protections for our teachers and students at all levels of education, we weaken our nation and do a disservice to our children and economy. We need to make higher education more affordable and bring VOC-TECH (Vocational-Technical training) back into our schools as a means of closing the skills gap. …

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Veterans and Service Members

As an Iraq War Veteran, I understand first hand the sacrifice that comes with defending our freedom. They say that life has a flavor that the protected may never know. Our men and women in uniform have stood and continue to stand toe-to-toe with those that threaten that very flavor of life, our way of life. They have sacrificed and …

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Healthcare

The answer to our healthcare problem is not a quick fix, and simply pulling the plug on existing healthcare would leave over 400,000 Hoosiers without any kind of coverage. If we really want to strengthen our healthcare system, then both sides of the aisle are going to need to work together in order to come up with more effective solutions …

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Women’s Rights

No one has the right to tell a woman what she can and can not do with her body. When it comes to the rights of women, it is about time that we begin to move forward on the issue. Reproductive rights can often time become a matter of life and death for women and can not simply be categorized …

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LGBTQ Equality

Equal rights should not be designated for only certain Americans, but for all Americans. There is no reason why lesbian, gay and transgender people, especially those of color, should be experiencing violence at a disproportionately higher rate than straight cisgender people. It is inhumane that a person can still be refused housing simply for being transgender or fired from work …

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Racial Justice

Racial justice is not only an issue of criminal justice and policing. It is much deeper and ties in with economic disparity, education, schools, and jobs. We can not begin to have a discussion of racial reconciliation until we first address racial justice head on and work to create policies where we can evolve as a nation that recognizes and …

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The Environment

We have but one planet. There are no do-overs. There is no reset button. This is not a game. We have no choice but to get this right. We need to stop subsidizing dirty fossil fuels and make the transition to clean, renewable energy. The lives of our children literally depend on the world that we leave for them. I …

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Second Amendment

America has a problem. Special interest money has influenced our legislators to the point where they can not even come together on some basic, common sense laws in order to protect people, not profits. The problem is our politics. The smallness of our politics has held us back from keeping guns out of the hands of individuals that have no …

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