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Issue Position: Living-Wage Jobs

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Our communities are stronger when we have a healthy economy that provides equitable opportunities to all--not just the wealthy and those who have access to ample resources. Too often, those without political representation are marginalized and suffer economic and societal injustices, including lack of equal pay and jobs that provide a living wage.

My opponent's voting record, however, is in direct contrast to these fundamental beliefs.

He voted AGAINST both The Equal Pay Opportunity Act (HB 1506) and An Increase to the Minimum Wage (HB 1355)

The engine of our economy starts with outstanding K-12, trade school, community college, and university programs that generate living-wage jobs. We must ensure that residents of the 10th District have access to training for the jobs of tomorrow and are paid justly for their work.

You deserve better representation, and I'm committed to working with my colleagues to develop and introduce legislation that:

Ensures workers earn a living wage relative to the area they live in -- including the 10th District;
Guarantees the right of unions to collectively bargain;
Mandates better parental leave policies, provides more childcare options, and encourages more flexible work schedules;
Requires pay transparency in order to allow workers to see if they are unpaid compared to their peers
Builds pathways that connect more residents to apprentice, community college, and university programs.


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