Immigration Reform

I stand with Dreamers just as I stand with every immigrant family in America. The DACA program did not address the needs of undocumented childhood arrivals; these people deserve a clear, legal path to United States citizenship. A wall will not solve our issues as over 40% of illegal immigration is from people who flew here legally and overstayed their …

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Voter Suppression

Millions of legal, mostly minority, votes were thrown out in Republican states under the guise of voter fraud. Mike L Jackson (TN) and Mike R. Jackson (WV) are different people.

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Elections

It is time that all votes count equally. We need to end this winner-take-all election system. The votes of Republicans in California and Democrats in Texas should count.

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Eliminate the Loopholes

The extremely wealthy and large corporations often pay nothing or dramatically less in taxes. This leaves the burden on struggling small business and low-income workers.

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Living Wage

The days of large amounts of good-paying factory jobs are gone. We need to rethink what we pay our minimum wage employees. It is time to make minimum wage $15 and tie it to inflation and productivity.

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Homelessness

There have been many studies that show providing basic housing for our homeless is far cheaper for the taxpayers than letting them be homeless. This is morally and fiscally responsible.

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Veterans Healthcare

We need to make sure we take care of our veterans. All their needs should be met: medical, mental, dental and vision. In addition, we need to keep them housed and safe.

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Military Budget

More than half our money goes to the military. If we end these interventionist wars, just imagine what we could do with the money. The war on terror has only made it worse; this isn’t money well spent.

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