Credo Amouzouvik's Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: Credo Amouzouvik
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 7
Primary Aug. 7, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Yashica; 3 Children
Birth Place: Togo, West Africa
Home City: Clarksville, TN
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  • Credo Amouzouvik. Issue Position: National Security. 1 January 2012. “As a combat veteran, Credo Amouzouvik is committed to ensuring that our troops have the training, equipment, and support that they need when they are deployed. He will also fight to make sure they have the care that they and their families need and deserve when they return home. Defending America is not just a question of defending our borders. We must continue to support and train our military to meet the challenges of 21st-century threats. Credo Amouzouvik supports modernizing our military as a top priority while eliminating outdated programs and unnecessary spending. Our country is focused on preventing terrorism across the globe. This means continuing to invest heavily in intelligence and information sharing and promoting those networks among our allies. We must continue to strengthen our ability to keep nuclear and biological weapons out of the hands of terrorists; address efforts to better ensure border security, and augment defense of our national infrastructure.” (votesmart.org)

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  • Credo Amouzouvik. Facebook: Timeline. 24 August 2012. “We need to stop giving tax breaks to the wealthy and give a tax cut to the working class of this country.” (www.facebook.com)
  • Credo Amouzouvik. Issue Position: Jobs and the Economy. 15 August 2012. “Credo supports cutting taxes for 95 percent of working families, provided help for small businesses and homeowners, and strengthened consumer protections for anyone who has a credit card or a bank loan.” (votesmart.org)

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  • Credo Amouzouvik. Issue Position: Energy Independence. 1 January 2012. “The transition to clean energy has the potential to grow our economy and create millions of new jobs here in America. Credo Amouzouvik supports a strong investment in clean energy, including: Investing in the development of renewable energy and clean technologies that will lead to the energy sources of the future; Investing in high-speed rail and advanced car batteries that will lead to the transportation systems of the future; and Investing in a smart electric grid and energy efficient homes, offices, and appliances that will reduce our overall energy consumption right here in Tennessee and as a nation. Taken together, these investments will lead to the industries of the future, creating millions of jobs in Tennessee and throughout the country, preparing a new generation of professionals: architects and energy auditors, factory workers and engineers building solar panels and wind turbines. By the end 2013 alone, Credo's commitment to clean energy is expected to lead to more than 800,000 jobs, creating work in the short term but also helping to lay the foundation for lasting economic growth.” (votesmart.org)
  • Credo Amouzouvik. Issue Position: Jobs and the Economy. 1 January 2012. “Credo Amouzouvik recognizes the importance of meeting our most urgent needs, not just in the short term but also in the long run. Starting with the passage of the Recovery Act, Democrats began a series of strategic investments in health care, energy, and education that are laying the groundwork to build a stronger economic foundation for the future […] Putting Americans to work rebuilding roads, bridges, rails, and ports, strengthening our economy and our infrastructure across Tennessee and all 50 states.” (votesmart.org)

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  • Credo Amouzouvik. Issue Position: Jobs and the Economy. 15 August 2012. “We still have work to do, but we will move forward with a "Made in America" economic plan to strengthen American industries and create jobs for American workers by […] providing tax cuts to small businesses and expanding lending so that businesses can create new jobs” (votesmart.org)

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  • Credo Amouzouvik. A letter from the candidate. “Education is the “new world currency,” so in order to have a strong and vibrant economy, we need a strong and vibrant education system. That means that our children must become more proficient in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; that’s what will get our nation ahead, and that is what will keep us there. Continuing the failed policy of teaching to the test, and beating up on our teachers will not get us there. As your congressman, I will support our local schools and school boards in their efforts to hire and retain the best and brightest teachers, work to provide our children with the best school facilities possible, ensure that our schools are safer and remain drug free zones, and the final step is to bring the parents into the schools so that the entire community is working together to give our kids the best possible education.” (credoforcongress.com)
  • Credo Amouzouvik. Issue Position: Education. 15 August 2012. “Credo Amouzovik will support and require funding for the "Race to the Top" program and provide teachers with more professional support and resources, while also holding them accountable. President Obama instituted "Race to the Top," a revolutionary program designed to promote innovation and provide incentives for improvement in education. As a result, already over a dozen states have made changes to increase standards and implement reforms.” (votesmart.org)

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  • Credo Amouzouvik. Issue Position: Energy Independence. 1 January 2012. “Credo will work to pass comprehensive energy and climate legislation to protect our nation from the serious economic, environmental, and strategic risks that result from our reliance on foreign oil. The BP oil spill is the latest reminder that our current energy policy is simply unsustainable. We can't afford to stand by as our dependence on foreign oil grows evermore, and deadly pollutants threaten our air and our water and the lives and livelihoods of our people. We can't fall behind as other countries take the lead in creating clean energy and green energy jobs and industries of the future.” (votesmart.org)

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  • Credo Amouzouvik. Issue Position: Energy Independence. 15 August 2012. “Credo will work to pass comprehensive energy and climate legislation to protect our nation from the serious economic, environmental, and strategic risks that result from our reliance on foreign oil […] we can't afford to stand by as our dependence on foreign oil grows evermore, and deadly pollutants threaten our air and our water and the lives and livelihoods of our people.” (votesmart.org)

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  • Credo Amouzouvik. Facebook: Timeline. 18 August 2012. “While the affordable Care Act of 2010 fills in the part D doughnut hole coverage gap by 2020, I think we should make and support more additional efforts to control rising pharmaceutical costs by requiring Medicare to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices which the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense currently do. We can do way better.” (www.facebook.com)

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  • Credo Amouzouvik. Issue Position: Immigration Reform. 1 January 2012. “In recent years, debate about immigration has often been portrayed as a false choice between amnesty and mass deportation. The real debate over immigration is whether we keep a broken system that undermines our economy and national security, or whether we work together to fix it […] Responsibility from people who are living in the United States illegally: Undocumented workers who are in good standing must admit that they broke the law, pay taxes and a penalty, learn English, and get right with the law before they can get in line to earn their citizenship […] Comprehensive immigration reform is essential to continue the tradition of innovation that immigrants have brought to the American economy and to ensure a level playing field for American workers. We must never lose compassion for those who wish to improve their lives through self-determination and the realization of America's promise.” (votesmart.org)

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  • Credo Amouzouvik. Issue Position: National Security. 15 August 2012. “Our country is focused on preventing terrorism across the globe. This means continuing to invest heavily in intelligence and information sharing and promoting those networks among our allies. We must continue to strengthen our ability to keep nuclear and biological weapons out of the hands of terrorists” (votesmart.org)

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