I was given only 1000 characters to articulate our planned legislative efforts, answering the single question, “What is your top priority?“
I submitted the following:
“I am promoting a five-point legislative plan.
The priority issues in our campaign for District Three are as follows:
Jobs and Infrastructure – bringing manufacturing jobs back to the district – protecting JBMDL jobs by expanding the mission to include education of our veterans and active duty military – preparing them for successful re-integration into civilian life.
Social Security Reform – removal of the “earnings cap”, to insure solvency for the future, and to reduce individual contributions while providing an increase to benefits being paid out to compensate for increases in the cost of living.
Health Care Reform – expediting care for our Veterans and Seniors, making the vision of “Affordable Health Care” a reality.
Veterans Issues – Education, Health Care, Survivors’ Benefits, PTSD treatment
Environmental Issues – protecting our resources and wild-lands – and fighting continued reliance on fossil fuels. I stand specifically against the so-called “Southern Reliability Link“
Naturally, with only 1000 characters, only the most superficial discussion was possible.
I hope that those reading this will take the time to visit our web page, FJL2016.org, to learn more about what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and what we will do.
If you support our efforts, please share this message with those you care about.