Government leaders here in Georgia boast that we’re the No. 1 state in the country for business. And they’re right. Our state has 18 Fortune 500 companies that alone generate over $370 billion in revenues each year. Yet with all this wealth Georgia has the ninth highest poverty rate, the fourth highest uninsured rate, and the highest rate of maternal mortality in the entire country.
According to our government, Georgians everywhere should be thriving. So why aren’t we?
The truth is, our wealth is either concentrated in the hands of Good Old Boys protected by politicians, or it leaves the state entirely, protected by corporate interests in other states.
The result is that none of that wealth ends up in our communities, or in the hands of working families. It doesn’t go to improving our schools, our roads, or to ensuring everyone has affordable healthcare. It doesn’t go to teachers, service workers, first responders, or anyone you or I know. And that’s the point. The Good Old Boys care about businesses, not families. Corporations, not people. And we all know how that story ends…
That’s why we’re committed to spending the next year with you, crafting a new story — one of hope and hard work — that puts the power back in the hands of everyday Georgians. We’ll build this story across the 10th District, through conversations in community centers and farmer’s markets, in church basements and in town halls. Because no one knows our pain — and how to heal it — better than we do.
No one politician has all the answers, and neither do I. But you do have a right to know where I stand. I am proud to share some of our core campaign values and policy ideas below: