Meet Adam Coker, candidate for North Carolina’s 13th District.
Since November of 2016, we have seen our country fall into severe distress and heightened tensions across a wide spectrum of its citizenry. I am not sure any among us imagined that it would descend this quickly. We as a nation, and North Carolina as a state, deserve better. We should demand it.
The Thirteenth district deserves a Representative in Washington that will stand up to Donald Trump and Paul Ryan. Between Russia, Manafort, Flynn, North Korea, Mueller, Sessions, and now Charlottesville and its continuing aftershocks, we now know that Ted Budd does not have it in him to stand up for anything other than corporate profits under the guise of a twisted and misguided version of righteousness. We must all collectively denounce Nazism, fascism, and racism. We must all stand for justice. We are now responsible for our shared history.
With your support, I will stand up to Trump and Paul Ryan. I will stand up for all North Carolinians. There are too many people hurting, and we cannot turn a blind eye to injustice the way this administration and Congress have so viciously done.
My eyes are open.
My wife Amanda and I had our only child undergo open heart surgery two years ago. My wife is one of millions of women who live in constant fear of what healthcare will look like in the future for children such as our son with pre-existing conditions. We cannot claim to be a great nation and allow 15-20 million people thrown off healthcare. Shame on this President and shame on this Congress. We cannot allow this to happen.
I will commit my efforts in Washington and in NC’s 13th district to overturn Citizens United, stop the hollow and malicious efforts to ratchet up the War on Drugs, work toward significant progress in mental health reform, and fight to join the industrialized world in regards to healthcare.
The US has been subjected to a vicious and twisted profit-driven experiment for far too long, seeking to prove that we can drive down the cost of healthcare at the mercy of lobbyists and dark money. We cannot afford to accept it any longer.
I am a Quaker, a faith tradition and community in NC with an irrefutable reputation of working tirelessly to improve our lives with commitments to justice, peace and equality.
Democrats! Let’s work together for
•Mental Health Reform
•Equal pay for equal work
•Stopping Mass Incarceration
•Ending the war on drugs
•Investments and innovation in renewable energies
•Expansion of services for our veterans and their families
•Acting as a voice of reason in Congress before sending our men and women in uniform into harm’s way
•A balanced budget and cuts in wasteful spending
Potential Marsha Blackburn challenger Justin Kanew has released a couple of new short ads to air on local radio (not to mention be passed around on sites like this), one titled “Fight For People” which covers everything from healthcare as a right, climate change, & paid maternity while ‘Testimonials’ is feedback from voters of all ages. Both can be viewed on the other side of the link below.Continue reading →
From Kathie Allen for congress>:
*Universal Health Care Coverage:
In Medicare, 99 percent of expenditures go to providers and patients—only 1 percent goes to administrative overhead. In for-profit health care, administrative costs are up to twenty times higher due to multimillion-dollar CEO salaries and dividends to investors. The cost of Medicare could be reduced further by simplifying it and getting rid of unnecessary regulations, but the cost of private health care could be reduced enormously by lowering administrative costs.
I am strongly against privatizing Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security.
As a nation, we need to get away from the idea that the free market will fix everything. That’s not true, and it’s especially not true about health care. Health care isn’t a commodity, where the price is the most important factor in the buying decision. And no one—especially the poor—should have to worry about the price of a lifesaving operation being too expensive for their budget.
*Native American Tribal Issues
The attitude of the federal government toward Native American tribes has been condescending for far too long. I believe that the government should honor its treaties with Utah’s native tribes—no exceptions.
Tribes should be able to prosecute crimes committed on their lands, make their own laws, and practice self-determination in as wide a purview as possible. The federal government should invest in infrastructure, communications, transportation, education, and addiction treatment programs on tribal lands. Above all, there should be no more broken promises.
Native Americans living on reservations are American citizens, and deserve the same rights as all the rest of us—including the right to vote at an accessible, convenient location.
*Climate Change & Science
We must honor the truth. We cannot make good policy unless we base our understanding firmly upon verifiable facts. Facts are reality, and we ignore them at our peril. A lie does not become true just because it gets repeated over and over again. I am appalled at how false news sources have penetrated our society through the internet. Misleading memes and badly sourced “news” articles are lies attempting to manipulate the vulnerable. These fake stories have weakened the civility of discourse in our society. Everyone has a responsibility to check the facts before sharing and reject unreliable news sources.
Science is the best process human beings have found for discovering the truth. The new technologies science brings us can be used either to help or harm mankind. But the truth itself has no agenda. I am appalled at the lack of respect for science that the Trump administration has shown. We need to use the facts we’ve learned from science to make effective policy.
As a family doctor, I’ve learned over the years that complex health problems require complex treatments. The same is true of public policy. We can no longer afford to deceive ourselves by thinking that complex issues can be solved with simple fixes. It’s simply not true. In our real world, complex problems need innovative, detailed solutions.
Much more can be learned here
From Beals For Congress:
I’m a teacher and former diplomat who served with distinction in Iraq, and my family has had a farm in the Hudson Valley since I was a boy.
We the people of New York’s 19th District are in the fight of our lives. We’ve formed a grassroots uprising that has shaken the powers that be. After organizing and rallying in our movement, I’m leading a people’s campaign to win us back our voice in Congress. This is not my first fight or my first turn to government service. I’ve been fighting for our country and what I believe in all my life.
After my service overseas, I returned to my family’s farm here in the Hudson Valley to raise my family, raise livestock and answer a call to teach. Today I live in Woodstock where my wife Suhayr and I both teach and our two sons attend school.
From here in our home in the Hudson Valley – and in homes with supporters around the district – we are putting together a people’s campaign to unite our community and take our fight to the Capitol. We’re doing it because we refuse to stand by while the America we were raised to believe in is weakened by incompetence and dishonesty at the top. The very wealthiest in our country are manipulating our system to steal from the rest of us and hollow out the American Dream. We won’t give up on that dream. It’s the dream of equal opportunity for ourselves, a good education for our children, a living wage for our workers, a clean environment, and health care for our sick and our elderly.
I used to believe democracy was something we fight for overseas. Today, I believe we have to fight for our democracy here at home. We’re uniting for that fight now. I hope you’ll join us.
Beals is running on a platform that I think most of us here could agree with:
Unite to provide Medicare for all.
Unite to lower prescription drug prices.
Unite to increase Social Security benefits.
Unite to rebuild our infrastructure.
Unite to develop rural jobs, small businesses and local farms.
Unite to fight income inequality and a rigged economy.
Unite to make public education tuition free.
Unite to face climate change with science and sustainable energy.
Unite to end racial injustice, bigotry and violence.
Unite to protect women’s reproductive health.
Texas needs a leader who serves all of us – and Lamar Smith is not that leader.
Like most Texans, I’m fed up with the current stagnation in DC. The news is full of professional politicians, getting nothing done but preserving their jobs and pleasing their corporate sponsors. For too long, Representative Smith has been part of the problem.
After 30 years, Lamar Smith only serves corporate lobbyists and political bullies, not the citizens of TX21 or the United States. It’s time to retire Lamar Smith, and I’m ready to take his place.
Our district and our country are in trouble. While big corporations hit record profits, most Texas families struggle to get by. Wages are flat, and good jobs are harder to find. Climate change threatens our way of life. Our American values are under siege.
For many here, it’s harder and harder to access the American Dream. And up in Washington, politicians like Lamar Smith are only making it worse.
Vote for me, Joseph Kopser, a real alternative: primed with real-world experience, fed-up with the current Washington nonsense, and ready to meet the challenges ahead. Join me, and let’s change things.
From joining the military at West Point to creating good-paying jobs right here in Texas, I’ve dedicated my life to service. I served in the Army for 20 years, earning the Combat Action Badge, Army Ranger Tab, and Bronze Star. I’ve dedicated my post-military career to building innovative companies and empowering workers. In Congress, I’ll put your interests ahead of the special interests, and I’ll hold the powerful accountable.
And when I asked him his thoughts on a single-pay health care system this was his response:
Yes, I am working for health care for all, just as I enjoyed with my family in 20 years of the Army. We are the greatest nation in the world, we should be able to care for all our citizens.
Hi everyone! Still making modifications as I go. You’ve probably noticed I made most everyone I could place names/faces to from other sites as authors. (If I didn’t make you an author and you want to be… let me know!) Not only are You the revolution, at TPW YOU ARE THE FRONTPAGE! :), and the only way we will survive is with content… so if you have something to say or something to share… let your voice be heard! https://youtu.be/N-ZUQ8z-Zj0 … Continue reading →