Raise the minimum wage. Reform Workers’ Compensation policies. Protect our working-class.
The people who manufacture our goods, cook food for us at restaurants, sell things to us in stores, teach our children, and so much more have little to no representation in the Legislature. The concerns of working-class people go unheard. I have been proudly working class my entire life. I know what it is like to work long hours at a difficult job and still struggle to make ends meet. I believe that a full-time job should mean more than poverty level wages. I strongly support raising our State’s minimum wage and as a legislator, I will push for a $15 minimum wage to ensure that working people can afford to raise their families.
I also believe that in order to have strong protections for workers, we must have strong unions. Unions are the best way to ensure that corporations have to negotiate fairly with their workers. Every time we strip away support for unions we encourage companies to take advantage of their workforce, to pay them less, to cut their benefits, and to lower the quality of their working conditions.
We must elect legislators who are of working people, by working people, and for working people. In order to do that, we must elect legislators who aren’t beholden to special interests or corporate lobbyists.
Additionally, we must restore our broken workers’ compensation system. Many people in District 66 work difficult, physically demanding jobs, jobs where there is a real risk of injury. Everyone should be able to go to work and know that if they are hurt on the job, they won’t have to panic about basic necessities or medical treatment.