PEOPLE before Politics.
PEOPLE before Party.
Education is the foundation upon which a thriving economy is built. College prep courses and hands-on trades skills training, with the opportunity to work as a paid apprentice as part of the work co-op program, should be included as a part of junior and senior high school grade classes.
A strong job market is the link between education and a thriving economy. Rural communities need local jobs to allow people to work where they live. Using paid apprentices to build affordable small homes/cottages expands employment opportunities in the trades, decreases the number of homeless, and further strengthens the economy and improves overall health.
Access to Healthcare
Healthcare is a human right. The government has no business being in our doctors’ offices. Healthcare is between medical provider and patient. Access to affordable healthcare within rural communities is an imperative.
A clean environment sustains life. Access to clean air and water is a human right. We are the stewards of this land, and we must act responsibly. Industrial toxins adversely affect all living creatures – humans, animals, and plants.
This year, all 140 Virginia representatives – 100 Delegates and 40 Senators – are up for election. This is your opportunity to elect a woman, for the first time, to represent you in the newly drawn Senate District 9. This is a historic election year when women’s equality and reproductive rights – human rights – are being denied. Not only do we risk losing women’s rights, but also LGBTQ+ and workers’ rights if the incumbent is re-elected. Your vote counts when you vote. Make your vote count: Vote.