PLATFORM

We, the people in the 7th District, have everything we need to reverse our economic decline and achieve prosperity for all our citizens.  We need bold responsible leadership to move all of our counties forward including our rural communities that are in desperate need of high-speed Internet and we have to address the opioid crises everywhere in our district.  We need to put the people over party and take back our Democracy.  We are on the right side of history.  This is the first time that an African American has run in this district and the first time that an African American woman has run in this district.  This is an Historic race and the people in the 7th District are pleading for change.  We need change, not promises.  This current administration gave us promises and that is not enough.  Some people are literally hanging on by a straw to get the help that they need.  We need demonstrations of community results from a new representative.  Helen Alli has demonstrations of results in our district and will work tirelessly for everyone.   Be a part of that change and let's build bridges, not walls.

HEALTHCARE

 

We believe healthcare is a right for ALL people, regardless of their ability to pay. Nobody should go without proper medical care in such a prosperous country. 

JOBS

Initiating government investment over five years towards rebuilding our crumbling roads, bridges, railways, public transit systems, and other infrastructure needs, while vigilantly minimizing their environmental impact. 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPEMENT

Expand the middle class through small business creation and expansion.  I will fight for the small business owner so that funds become available again.  I understand the challenge of competing with large corporations while making payroll and paying taxes.  


I support raising the minimum wage to a minimum livable wage.  The average minimum wage worker is not a teenager anymore.  The average minimum wage worker is 28 years old.

GETTING BIG MONEY OUT OF POLITICS

 Money in politics has halted legislative progress on two equally important fronts: campaign finance and political lobbying. Large sums of money are thrown at candidates from wealthy individuals and corporations in order to elevate career politicians to a place where it’s extremely difficult for them to be challenged. The marriage between money and politics doesn’t stop there, as the wealthy individuals and corporate interests who bankrolled the campaigns of establishment politicians expect an open ear when lobbying them to cater to their interests in office. The Citizens United Supreme Court decision further exacerbated this problem by allowing super PACs to spend unlimited sums of money on the candidates of their choosing.   Super PACs should be banned, private donations to politicians and campaigns should be banned, and a clean public financing system should be implemented to end the takeover of our government by corporations and billionaires. Americans deserve free and fair elections — free from the corruption of big money donors. The Supreme Court has effectively legalized bribery. Alli will not be taking contributions from the NRA, large corporations, and Dominion including their executives.  It’s time for an Article 5 convention to take our Democracy back from the brink of Oligarchy. 

EXPAND SOCIAL SECURITY/MEDICARE

Expanding social security by lifting the cap on taxable income above $250,000; and increasing benefits by at least 10% for all eligible recipients. Making no reductions in the existing benefits of Medicare; expand Medicare as part of a single-payer initiative to establish fully universal high quality health care. 

ISSUES

EDUCATION

It’s high time that our country provides a tuition-free education to qualified students at all public universities, colleges and trade schools.  Students should be able to go to college without being weighed down by mountains of debt that trap them in a devastating cycle of loans that follows them for decades. This is not a new concept — before the 1980's, many public American universities provided a tuition-free education to all qualified students. Today, most industrialized countries do the exact same thing. If we want to rebuild our economy and encourage innovation in America, we need a highly-educated and highly-skilled workforce. Saddling students with debt is not only destructive to students’ futures, it also slows and depresses our economy. 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

 America has an incarceration problem, and it is often the most vulnerable communities that pay the price for unequal policing and sentencing practices. This includes decriminalizing marijuana and utilizing more rehabilitation treatment options over incarceration.  We need to fix our broken criminal justice NOW, or else deal with the social and economic consequences of inaction.   decriminalize marijuana 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Implementing bold measures to address climate change; cultivating through investment and tax incentives sustainable sources of energy, as alternatives to fossil fuels. 

IMMIGRATION REFORM

We need to fix our broken immigration system and provide undocumented Americans with a path to citizenship. We must protect DACA with a Clean Dream Act.  We must also make our border secure and make it easier for people to come to this country safely and legally. 

WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Women have been at the forefront of every movement for social change in this nation’s history. If we ever hope to fix our broken political system, we need to protect the rights of women in this country, and provide greater opportunities by ratifying the ERA and ensuring that women's reproductive health remain a choice.

LGBTQIA RIGHTS

The rights of LGBTQIA people are in danger of being curtailed under the current administration. We must pass comprehensive legislation that guarantees the promise of liberty for ALL Americans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. 

ISSUES

GUN REFORM

Protect the 2nd Amendment

Universal Background Checks

Ban Bump Stocks

Ban Assault Type Rifles

Resume (CDC) Centers For Disease Control Research

Remove NRA Influence from our Elections

We Need Commonsense Gun Laws

95% Of The People Support Background Checks


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