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Virginia House District 69

Duties - The House of Delegates, with the Senate, has legislative power to enact laws. The House of Delegates has 100 members who are elected from separate districts.Term - 2 yearsSalary - $17,640
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    Montigue T. Magruder (Grn) Part-Time Scooter Mechanic and Fry Cook

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What are the most important changes needed in Virginia to ensure election integrity and voting access for all qualified Virginians?

How would you promote health care coverage--physical and behavioral--that is adequate, affordable, and accessible for all Virginians?

In the Richmond region a police officer or nurse must spend over 30% of their income to rent the average home. What policy initiatives or investments would you support to meet housing challenges for working families in the region?

Two additional states are needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Will you vote yes or no on a resolution in the General Assembly to ratify the E.R.A.?

What is your position on rail transportation in Virginia?

What are your legislative priorities?

Campaign Phone (804) 767-7530
Age 71
Facebook page facebook.com/delegatebetsycarr
Non-partisan redistricting that would allow voters to choose their representatives, rather than the other way around, which would be an important step. We also need no-excuse absentee voting and to research voting by mail. Furthermore, we need to invest more resources so that we can have more voting machines and better trained personnel to reduce lines and back up.
We should expand Medicaid which would provide affordable quality health care for up to 400,000 additional Virginians. The US Congress needs to work in a bipartisan manner to make changes and tweaks to the ACA, and not throw it away in its entirety, leaving folks with less access to healthcare.
We need more affordable housing. We should encourage infill development and allow for smaller lots in places to make homes more affordable. Moreover, we should work to reduce the density of poverty. Public servants like nurses, public safety officers and teachers should be paid as the professionals they are and we should consider providing some housing allowance to encourage them to stay in this area and serve our community.
I support the ERA and have co-sponsored legislation for its passage in Virginia.
I support rail transportation. We need more options for mass transit.
My legislative priorities are to create and maintain good-paying jobs, have the best public schools throughout the Commonwealth and to ensure Virginians have access to affordable quality healthcare.
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Campaign Phone (804) 573-4173
Age 30
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MMagruderHOD2017/
End the use of all electronic machines in Virginia. Paper ballots should be hand-counted while the local press and citizens can observe and record live-stream video of the process.

Abolish Voter ID, which was based on the "Voter Fraud" strawman.

Abolish Lifetime Felon Disenfranchisement, a racially-motivated policy.

Enter Virginia into the Potomac Fair Representation Compact to take the task of redrawing districts out of the General Assembly's hands.
I will introduce legislation that creates a universal single-payer healthcare system in Virginia. The system would be funded using already existing funding sources for Medicare, Medicaid, and FAMIS, and will provide full coverage of medical, optical, dental, and mental health services.

A possible additional funding source is a 25% penalty imposed on large businesses (e.g. Wal-Mart, Target, etc.) that refuse to pay their employees minimum wages.
I believe housing is a human right and will fight to establish such in the Virginia Human Rights Act, which I will seek to incorporate into the Virginian Constitution.
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I believe passenger rail transportation should be expanded in certain areas. I support the construction of intercity high-speed rail.
Worker's Rights: I will introduce legislation that repeals Right To Work, abolishes At-Will Employment, and lifts the restrictions on collective bargaining and strikes.

Electoral Reform: I will fight for the abolition of Lifetime Felon Disenfranchisement and Voter ID.

Criminal Justice Reform: I will introduce legislation that checks police power and takes the profit out of policing and the judicial process.

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