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Primary Day is Tuesday, June 26! For more info, give us a call at 315-991-4631.

Priorities

Health care

 

Every American deserves quality, affordable care. I support guaranteeing access to coverage for all, lowering prescription drug costs and providing the resources necessary to address our opioid addiction epidemic.  I strongly oppose Republican attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, impose an “age tax,” and take away protections for pre-existing conditions.


I also firmly believe in women’s right to choose and will always defend and protect that right. I will defend and advocate for organizations like Planned Parenthood that offer women access, funding, and education with regard to their reproductive health.

Education

 

As one of the first ever Head Start students, I know firsthand the positive impact of investing in success for all students. By ensuring our public schools have the resources they need to fully prepare our children for a dynamic and interconnected world and developing technical apprenticeships as an alternative to traditional college preparation, I believe we can create an education system in touch with our times and our economic needs. In Congress, I will fight against schemes to funnel tax dollars to exclusionary private schools and I will advocate for our teachers at every opportunity.

Jobs & Wages

 

 Though we have so much to offer, Central New York’s economy is still recovering. We need to make smart investments in infrastructure and skills training to build a diverse economy and a strong middle class. In partnership with local industry and schools, skills training programs can help young people and those changing careers get good-paying jobs close to home. With sensible tax policies and wage protections, we can foster innovation at home without leaving behind the farms and manufacturing centers that are the cornerstone of our region.

Environment

 

Climate scientists have long agreed on the real danger of our changing climate. It’s time for our lawmakers to reach the same consensus as the rest of the world’s democracies and pass policies to ensure generations to come inherit a vibrant planet. Clean energy initiatives right here in Central New York could set us on the path to a sustainable future while creating good and meaningful jobs.

 Juanita Perez Williams is a former Lieutenant Commander. Use of her military rank, job titles, and photograph in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.