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Healthcare for All

Working Michigan families deserve quality, affordable healthcare. I will work in Lansing to:

        • Stand up to powerful insurance and prescription drug lobbies that fight for high deductibles and skyrocketing drug prices
        • Ensure we protect the healthcare of people with pre-existing conditions, no matter what happens in Washington D.C.
        • Protect and expand Medicare and Medicaid for our most vulnerable citizens

 

Preserving Our Children’s Future

The key to a good job is a good education, but Republicans in Lansing are underfunding our schools and underpaying our teachers. I promise to support our children by:

        • Restoring funding for our public neighborhood schools so our students receive the education they deserve
        • Holding for-profit charter schools accountable for the education needs of our children
        • Supporting teachers across Michigan by protecting salaries, benefits, and public pensions

 

Good Jobs for Michigan

Michiganders work hard. To support our workers, we need to protect good jobs, build a highly-skilled workforce, and help our young people acquire high-paying jobs as soon as possible. I will support Michigan’s workers by:

        • Protecting our freedom to negotiate together for strong paychecks, paid family leave, and substantial benefits
        • Increasing support of training programs for skilled trades
        • Making college more affordable for students and their families

 

21st Century Infrastructure

It’s 2018. So why do many in rural Michigan lack access to broadband internet? As your representative, I will fight to restore our crumbling Michigan roads and bridges and build a 21st Century infrastructure system by:

        • Ensuring corporations pay their fair share
        • Prioritizing access to modern services in order to connect residents to our growing economy
        • Repairing our bridges and highways to ensure safety for all those driving on Michigan roads

 

A Better Deal on Taxes

Our taxes are high enough. Michigan families deserve a better return on their investment. I promise to fight to restore a more fair tax system by:

        • Ending tax breaks for corporate CEOs and companies that ship jobs overseas
        • Prioritizing our use of tax dollars to better serve working families
        • Requiring corporations to pay their fair share

 

Common sense. Shared values.

Instead of starting with what divides us, let’s start with what makes us the same. We believe in freedom and justice, and we all want a fair shot. We want to see our children reach their full potential and we want a healthy planet to leave to them.  We root for the little guy and we all fight the bad guys. We like baseball, or at least the peanuts and crackerjacks.  The bottom line is, we are all in this together. We’re all Americans and members of this society and, at the end of the day, we all want and need the same things:

Better health care. Better schools. Better wages.

A better future.

(and better roads, too.)

I am committed to working with you, side by side, as partners. Your voice and your life experience matters just as much as mine or anybody else’s and when you send me to Lansing, that is the common ground I will take with me.

Together, we can raise the bar on politics as usual and change the policies that affect our lives. I’m in this for you, for all of us, and I want you with me.

We share the same issues.

Your neighbor has cancer. The kid across the street just came back from college with forty grand worth of student loan debt and no job to show for it. The family next door can’t make ends meet even though he works two jobs and she watches day care kids for extra money. You’re doing pretty much alright but, you’re really not happy about the roads. We can do better than this.

It’s time for a bold new approach to Healthcare coverage that works for everyone and puts our tax dollars to work for the people, for legislators to make a renewed commitment to public education with a pro-active approach and proven long-term benefits for our whole society, including universal pre-k, post-secondary community college and skilled trades training so that every person in this district is prepared to contribute as a thriving member of Michigan’s economy, for a society that respects its workforce and pays them what their worth, and it’s way past time to fix the roads.

The fact is, we all deserve a government that works for us and puts our hard earned tax dollars to purposes that improve our lives.

Together, we can raise the bar on politics as usual and change the policies that affect our lives.

We share the same issues.

Your neighbor has cancer. The kid across the street just came back from college with forty grand worth of student loan debt and no job to show for it. The family next door can’t make ends meet even though he works two jobs and she watches day care kids for extra money. You’re doing pretty much alright but, you’re really not happy about the roads. We can do better than this.

It’s time for a bold new approach to Healthcare coverage that works for everyone and puts our tax dollars to work for the people, for legislators to make a renewed commitment to public education with a pro-active approach and proven long-term benefits for our whole society, including universal pre-k, post-secondary community college and skilled trades training so that every person in this district is prepared to contribute as a thriving member of Michigan’s economy, for a society that respects its workforce and pays them what their worth, and it’s way past time to fix the roads.

The fact is, we all deserve a government that works for us and puts our hard earned tax dollars to purposes that improve our lives.

Working people pay absolutely as much as they can afford while corporations and the top 1% keep getting all the breaks.  We need everyone to pay their fair share so that we can all move forward together.

I believe in government efficiency and that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I will take a  proactive approach by ensuring that all people have the opportunity to succeed; saving us money right now and in the long term. We need to fix what is broken, get to the root of problems, and stop putting band-aids on our state’s most critical issues.

Together, we can raise the bar on politics as usual and change the policies that affect our lives.

JOHN SMITH

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