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State Representative District 17 MERRIMACK

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  • Dennis R. Soucy
    (Rep)

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    Safiya Wazir
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

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 Email drcjsoucy@comcast.net
Campaign Phone (603) 496-0506
in a legal aspect,we must treat everybody with respect .every case is different and no body should be denied.go case by case.
no more taxes.most are making more money staying home than going back to work.we must change the payment plan
most low income people are living in section 8 housing,they collect food stamps and wic free money.we must make able people go back to work and pay for more and better housing
love GOD and our country.salute the american flag.teach kids early in life to love all and show respect for everybody.they will learn bet and feel better about themselfs.
love your neighbor.have city meet and greets.all are invited to speak.everybody has a story to tell.we will all listen and we will work together to know everybody and respect them.
Campaign Email safiyawazir99@gmail.com
Campaign Twitter @WazirNh
Campaign Phone (603) 333-0594
I support universal health care/Medicare for all. Both physical and mental health care are essential for our state to function. We have a 10-year plan for mental health, but ensuring Medicaid reimbursement formulas work well and allow those who most need care to access it affordably continues to be an issue our state needs to address.
I support increasing the minimum wage and have co-sponsored legislation that would do that. A vibrant economy requires individuals to earn a living wage. I also support efforts to block tax cuts for large and out-of-state businesses that put the burden for taxes onto working families. Income inequality has become an even larger issue in this pandemic when evictions are high, worries about homeless plague families, and unemployment increased dramatically. It is important to support NH's working-class families.
It is the state government's role to incentivize not only housing during a housing shortage but affordable housing. Concord suffers from a low vacancy rate that makes it hard for people to find affordable housing. Equal access to affordable housing is also essential.
The funding formula for a quality K-12 education needs to be changed because not every town or city has the same tax base or ability to raise money through the property tax. Revising this formula and defining a quality education will ensure an equitable, quality public education for all NH school children.
Right now, a key issue is ensuring everyone who is eligible to vote can register and easily vote without obstacles, whether in-person or by mail. Whether at the US Supreme Court or at the state level, all people, including LGBTQ+ people, must be treated equally and fairly. Providing representation in the State House for all, young and old, native born and New American, is important, too. All NH residents deserve a voice.