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Colorado US House District 5

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  • Ed Duffett
    (L)

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    Jillian Freeland
    (D)

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    Rebecca Keltie
    (UPA)

  • Doug Lamborn
    (R)

  • Marcus Allen Murphy
    (UA)

Biographical Information

What is your number one priority and why?

What measures would you favor to build and protect the economy, if any? What factors go into your decision making?

What national service and/or employment effort, if any, do you favor that would bring people back to work and assist business growth? 

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Background Bachelor's in Sociology at Northern Arizona University, Certified Professional Midwife, owner/operator of Babies at Home Midwifery Services, Cuchares Ranch HOA President, EPC Community Corrections Board, EPC Board of Adjustment, EPC Democrats Executive Committee, Grassroots activist/organizer
Contact phone (719)400-9468
Correo electrónico teamco5@jillianfreeland.com
Twitter @FreelandCo5
As a healthcare provider, I am driven to implement the changes we need to guarantee excellent, comprehensive healthcare to every single person. Including preventive care, comprehensive reproductive services, vision, dental, audiology, mental health, and addiction treatment are critical to building a truly robust system that puts patients first. We must end the practice of taxpayers subsidizing the development of pharmaceuticals and then allowing companies to patent and price gouge on the sale of medications. We must abolish deductibles and copays so that people don't put off their healthcare because they can't afford any out of pocket costs. Finally, healthcare cannot be tied to employment anymore; the COVID crisis has demonstrated the peril of leaving people without coverage because they lose their job. I will vote for any legislation that expands access and reduces costs. Ultimately, we need to develop a public option that leads to universal coverage.
We are facing three major crises: public health, the economy, and climate change. Our failure in the public health sector has created an economic crash. Congress must continue relief efforts like stimulus payments and paycheck protections right now, but long term recovery will require implementing some of the tactics used to rebound from the Great Depression; infrastructure spending, federal jobs guarantees, and social safety nets are the three main pillars. Spending should focus on addressing infrastructure needs; revamping transportation systems; updating existing buildings to maximize efficiency; and manufacturing, installing, and maintaining renewable resources needed to power our communities. This will create millions of good-paying, union jobs and return stability to families struggling to make ends meet. Decision-making must be driven by protecting workers and families, and programs must be prioritized to those who have been harmed the most.
The measures outlined above will create millions of jobs in healthcare, construction, and transportation, as well as in the schools and apprenticeship programs needed to learn the trades. Congress should fund education with grants tied to a period of employment with vetted federal contractors; unionized companies should be prioritized for federal contracts to protect workers. Congress should also create small business loan programs at very low interest rates to encourage new entrepreneurs and support expansions in existing companies.
Background I am retired from the U.S. Navy. I have worked with all four branches of the military. My background includes working for several U.S. government agencies including the Dept of Homeland Security, briefed leaders of foreign countries and worked with several NATO forces during special operations.
Antecedentes During my careers I have had the opportunity to work directly with Border Patrol/Protection, ICE, State Police, Local Police, Sheriffs, Coast Guard, state officials and DC PM contract individuals.
I have several priorities so to narrowing it down to one I would write and promote legislation for more assistance for our small businesses and essential service workers of those small businesses. There have been legislative proposals for other areas including many businesses however not entirely focused on small mom and pop places, small restaurants or other service related businesses which my district and the country depend on. It has also been brought to my attention that many service workers in those realms, considered essential, have been left out in the cold. We must do more. We are a country that seems to bend over backwards helping other countries and yet our own Americans suffer. This must be changed. A few other top priorities would include Term limits, Veterans health reform, outrageous College/University costs, Social security protections, Cord blood stem cell therapies inclusion into normal Health Care and preserving our 2nd amendment and safe gun ownership.
At this time, I would push a quicker recovery from the COVID shutdown. I believe at this point we have learned what, who and how to protect our Americans. It is time we open our country back up as normal. Allow those who are not health compromised get things back on line while those who are at greater risk stay safely in self quarantine and use their protections as necessary. We cannot destroy all of our Americans economic health while trying to protect the few for individual health. Americans are incredible and the most educated people on the planet. We must trust them to know and do the right thing. The Government’s role is not to parent the American people. It is there to serve them with common sense and transparency. It’s time to buckle up and get things moving once again.
I believe bringing companies, manufacturing and development back onto American soil is the key. It’s time we pull back our resources and stop depending on other countries for essential products. While doing this, the negotiations for some of these companies to locate in Colorado is extremely important. We can use various incentives to help solidify deals bringing along with them the much needed jobs to our state. I would like to see more of the auto industry break ground here in our great state. It is a proven long lasting industry that will be with us for many decades providing jobs and much needed economic stimulus.
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