Healthcare should not be limited by economic status or geographic location.
We need to support and expand local businesses, as well as support workers with a fair wage and paid leave, to build a strong economic base in our rural communities. Our public schools should partner with trades companies to establish a paid apprenticeship program.
We must make affordable small homes/cottages for low- and middle-income families a priority. We can establish a co-op program to help provide financial assistance for construction and use paid apprentices to help build the homes. To keep home ownership affordable, no corporate or private investor ownership can be allowed.
We must keep the cost of healthcare affordable. A healthy workforce makes a healthier community and strengthens the economy.