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Advancing Our Security

For over a century, the world viewed America as a global leader and reliable ally. Unfortunately, the erratic, often self-contradictory, messages Republicans continue to send out of Washington are straining our alliances and emboldening our adversaries. The world is a more dangerous place without America’s steadfast leadership and resolve. From cybersecurity to terrorism, the threats…

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Uniting Our Communities

I’ve spent most of my adult life in the 10th District. From my childhood on a farm in Yale, high school in Utica, and currently living in Lexington, to travelling the Thumb for fun — I love the 10th District. I’ve met people from every walk of life working to make their communities stronger by…

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Assisting Our Farmers

I was raised on a family farm in the Thumb, so agricultural issues are extremely important to me. I will work for fair farm policies — including common-sense subsidies that put family farms ahead of corporate agribusiness. I want to expand opportunities for a new generation of true family farms that take advantage of the…

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Supporting Our Veterans

There are 18.5 million veterans nationwide and for many of them their fight continues long after their service ends. 650,000 veterans call Michigan home. 13% of them have a service connected disability rating, nearly 11% are unemployed, approximately 8% live in poverty, and as many as 1,000 are homeless. They protected us and now we…

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Expanding Our Health Care

I believe everyone has the right to affordable healthcare. I will fight any attempts that are made to take away health care from the over 40,000 people in the 10th District who gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act. I will also fight any attempt to bring back pre-existing conditions or cut Medicare or Medicaid…

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Rethinking Our Infrastructure

Although largely unnoticed, an energy revolution is already well underway. Solar and wind industries are expanding rapidly, creating jobs 12 times faster than the rest of the economy. We know our energy infrastructure must be updated to meet the challenges of the future. Technological advances and falling costs of installation have combined to provide a…

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Reforming Our Politics

Many people believe Washington, D.C. is broken because of the corrosive influence money in politics. I will advocate for historic and real campaign finance reform that takes the special interest money out of elections so citizens can once again trust in their government. I’ll take on partisan gerrymandering, fight voter suppression efforts, and do all…

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Improving Our Education

K-12 Performance and Accountability: Michigan and the nation have implemented several reforms to education over the years, almost always with mixed results. I believe we need to reevaluate what works well and design better accountability when policies fail. The primary focus of K-12 policy should guarantee our children are the first priority. We need to…

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Defending Our Human Rights

The United States began with a simple idea liberty and justice for all. Liberty to pursue one’s own interests and justice to ensure equal treatment in that pursuit. We cannot avoid the fact that throughout history someone has been condemned to second class citizenship on the basis of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation preventing…

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Supporting Our Great Lakes

Our Great Lakes are the largest fresh water bodies in the world. Beyond the source of clean drinking water for the people of the 10th District and beyond, these waterways play a key role in the economy of the region. With responsible oversight and commonsense protections, this vital resource can continue to be a sustainable…

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