ISSUES & POLICY STATEMENTS
Every parent wants the best for their children, but too many public schools lack the needed facilities and teachers. It’s time that North Carolina invests boldly in our children’s future. Our Kids, Our Teachers, and Our Schools deserve nothing but the best, so we must stop cutting and start investing in education. North Carolina has always put a tremendous value on education. If we prioritize education ahead of corporate tax breaks we can find the money. The workforce of tomorrow is in the classroom today, so we need to get our kids the resources they need to succeed. The best jobs plan in North Carolina is a first class education system.
PUTTING OUR KIDS, OUR TEACHERS AND OUR SCHOOLS FIRST OVER CORPORATE TAX BREAKS
Health care is a huge concern for most families, and the burden of taking care of a sick child or parent can be crippling to the family finances. We can lower healthcare costs for all, put a cap on out-of-pocket costs and engage in preventative public health rather than expensive emergency medicine, all while increasing life expectancy. Together, we can work towards Reducing Costs of Medical Insurance, Medicaid Expansion, and Establishing a statewide health insurance exchange
PUTTING AFFORDABILITY AND ACCESS FIRST OVER RISING HEALTHCARE COSTS
Clean water, air and land are not just a privilege but a right for every citizen in North Carolina. The other issues we face will be inconsequential if we elect not to protect our environment. Protecting our environment must be our top priority, and we must stop big polluters who threaten our water, air and land. Additionally, we need to invest in water and wastewater infrastructure to address upgrades and maintenance that has been deferred over the years. North Carolina must meet these infrastructure challenges to ensure local communities have viable utilities and keep us ahead of other states for economic development. The majority in the General Assembly have sided with polluters and big corporations over average citizens.