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    Bruce Cohen (Winner)
    (Dem)

  • Tom Lanzara (Winner)
    (Rep)

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    Jan Schmidt (Winner)
    (Dem)

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What should our state do over the long term to ensure healthcare access for all, including treatment for addiction and mental illness?

In building a vibrant economy in our state, would you emphasize reforming tax policies, addressing income inequality, changing the minimum wage, or something else?

What do you see as the state government’s role in creating or incentivizing more housing?

What should state government do to ensure an equitable, quality public education for all children pre-K through grade 12?

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

Campaign Website http://ward1dems.com/
Campaign Email bruce-cohen@outlook.com
Campaign Phone (603) 417-6980
Healthcare, dealing with the Covid-19 crises, and beyond has become a top priority for New Hampshire voters. We need to lower healthcare costs by increasing New Hampshire resident's access to preventative care. Paid family and medical leave insurance, will enable workers access to treatment, and the medical care they need, without losing their jobs. We also Improve the process to the import of safe, low-cost prescription drugs from Canada For mental health and opioid addiction: We need to prioritize funding both intake and referral programs to increase treatment capacity. One key example for Nashua is re-establish state funding for our Safe stations program that was very successful at our fire stations
Our economy has taken a big hit due to the crisis. New Hampshire has to prioritize everyone’s health by protecting our citizens from Covid-19 Once the global crisis is over we will need to build a New Hampshire economy where both businesses profitably grow and workers can share in that growth earning fair and meaningful wages. Business need to attract and keep employees. Employees need to want to work and live in New Hampshire. We can attract and keep working families by offering best in the nation public schools, commuter rail transportation, a minimum wage of at least 15 dollars per hour, and a clean environment to live in and raise families if they choose to.
The state needs to provide opportunities and encourage growth of affordable housing by working with private industry and local municipalities to explore new zoning areas, tax incentives for investment, low cost mortgages while at the same time keeping environmental issues a priority.
I believe we must strengthen our education system to equip every student with the necessary skills to be innovative, to succeed, and to thrive in their future careers. We must continue to support the children and their teachers in our public schools with the goal of keeping New Hampshire schools the best in the nation. The courts have mandated that we examine the formula for determining funding for an adequate education. In 2018 the Democratic legislature ensured each district received a larger amount of funding to help fund education. This a beginning and I am ready to build on that momentum.

State funded training for education needs include voices and history of people of all races, nationalities, colors, genders, and sexual orientations. We must legislate independent creation of voting districts that does not allow gerrymandering. Allow for no excuse absentee balloting as New Hampshire law
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Campaign Website http://ward1dems.com
Campaign Email tesha4@gmail.com
Campaign Phone (603) 880-6060
New Hampshire at one time was looked on as a model for treatment, but when a wave of candidates supported by outside money ran and won on the platform of less government, these programs were defunded. We need to take a step back and reassess our priorities and find ways to return to supporting our citizens.
Yes, I will work to reform the practices that reward those with power and leaves the rest of society to fight for crumbs. Rich towns with few children pay a pittance in taxes, while those with working families struggle. We can fix this, it just takes the will.
The question isn't just more housing, it's housing that the working families can afford. Adding affordable housing means more students for your schools, adding another pressure to the community. There needs to be more than bandaids applied, this will take comprehensive change.
The simple answer to this is to fulfill the requirements of the Constitution and the ruling of the courts. The difficult part is finding the funds.
There is no question that what we need is to do is to show people that there is no need to fear sharing their communities with everyone. This is difficult when there are agencies working to divide us and stir anger and resentment. Every policy that works to move justice forward will be strongly supported by me but also will be shared and spread to as many people as I can reach. It takes more than policy to move this mountain.