Unemployment hurts our neighbors, our families, and our communities. It drags down our economy, and it increases our federal budget deficit. With businesses and families in a defensive crouch, holding onto their money, we need strong government action to help put Americans back to work.
This can be accomplished by making changing the incentives for corporations now sending American jobs overseas, by renovating our crumbling infrastructure, and by providing job opportunities for our country's youth. This need is urgent, but since the Republicans won control of the Congress in 2010, they have blocked every measure that would put Americans back to work.
I am running for Congress in order to fight so that all Americans have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and contribute to a strong, prosperous America."