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  • Dani Brzozowski
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    Adam Kinzinger
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

What kind of policies, if any, will you pursue to promote social and racial justice in our country?

Do you support the restoration of the Voting Rights Act? Why or Why not?

How would you address the climate crisis?

What will you do over the long term to ensure healthcare access for all?

In Congress, I will fight for:

Eliminating private prisons. The for-profit prison industry treats incarcerated people like commodities. They are more expensive than government-run prisons and they are inhumane. People’s freedom should not be bought and sold.

Ending mandatory minimum sentencing laws. These laws destroy lives for even minor offenses and fail to consider nuance or circumstance. They perpetuate a vicious cycle that keeps families torn apart and impoverished.

Reform our prison system to focus more on rehabilitation than punishment.

Legalizing, taxing, and regulating marijuana. Revenue from the taxation of marijuana should also be reinvested into the communities most harmed by the war on drugs.

Expunging the records of every
I support not only restoring the Voting Rights Act but building off of it. Racial injustice is unfortunately not a thing of the past, we still are witnessing voter suppression, polling locations in Black and brown neighborhoods being shut down, and gerrymandering. That is why I proudly support the For the People Act of 2019, which expands voting rights, limits partisan gerrymandering, and reduces the influence of big money in politics. The right to vote is vital for a functional democracy and should be protected for all Americans.

Change is an opportunity to expand local economies to new industries. An opportunity to become a world leader in this fight. There are sensible actions we can take in this fight, including:

Implementing a corporate carbon tax

Placing a moratorium on offshore drilling and drilling on public lands

Investing in efficient public transportation

While the US only directly contributes 15% of global carbon emissions, our responsibility as a global leader is to set an example for countries everywhere and to pick up the slack for nations that don’t have the freedom or resources to make the kind of shift we can make here. When elected, I will work toward establishing factories for green industries like solar panels and expanding our bustling ecoto
Healthcare is a basic human right. No family should go bankrupt because of a medical emergency, unemployment, or a change in familial status. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the failures and shortcomings of our current system all the more clear. The economic catastrophe we are now facing has exposed the failures of healthcare being tied to employment. As millions lose their jobs, they lose their healthcare in the middle of a pandemic too. That’s not right. It is time for us to create a healthcare system that values people over profit.

The complicated web of private insurers, unregulated prescription drug costs, and employer-driven healthcare programs is prohibitively expensive. Over the next ten years, healthcare costs in the United States
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