On The Issues
Amanda knows that Climate Change is one of the most important issues of our lifetimes. As a state Representative, she will work to preserve Wisconsin’s beautiful landscape, ensure safe, clean drinking water and superior air quality standards, while working to invest in green energy jobs. Our 92nd is breathtakingly beautiful, we must preserve Wisconsin’s beauty, where we live, work, and play, for future generations. Water quality affects our health and safety and threatens our health and farming. We can develop green business certification, water treatment and management with emphasis on what we want for our communities, sustainable agriculture, and clean energy. Green jobs should be created and need to be jobs that you can raise a family on.
Amanda believes that the state of Wisconsin needs to support its teachers and invest more in public education so every child has the resources to learn. Right now, elementary, middle, and high schools must be innovative, accessible, and safe. In order for that to occur, our 92nd schools need support in order for our children to thrive. Amanda also believes that every Wisconsin resident should have access to affordable college or technical training.
Amanda believes that access to affordable, quality Health Care is a right that should be afforded to all Wisconsin Citizens. Health Care for many in rural Wisconsin is inaccessible and unaffordable. For eight years, the State of Wisconsin continually rejected federal Medicaid expansion, despite an overwhelming 70% public support rate to accept the funding. Amanda wants to expand access to Medicaid and ensure that rural hospitals are well-funded – so you can see a doctor. Families shouldn’t have to choose between going to the doctor or going into debt. Too many people are having to choose between prescription drugs and groceries; Amanda wants to go to Madison to change that.
Over the past decade, internet access has gone from a luxury to an everyday necessity, yet in much of rural Wisconsin, internet access is slow or unreliable. Today, Wisconsin residents need internet access for things like health care, school, work, and much more. As our local businesses, including those with agri-tourism components, expand, small businesses and local entrepreneurs can prosper, but need to be able to build their businesses with rural broadband and infrastructure. Broadband access is vital to the economic development of rural Wisconsin, and Amanda will fight to ensure that all Wisconsin residents have access to broadband internet.
Why This Race Is Important
We need your vote to avoid a potential, Republican supermajority in the Wisconsin Legislature. We need to ensure fair elections for everyone in the future. Amanda would be a vital check on the Republican majority while working with anyone to advance solutions that will help our 92nd District. Every vote counts; every voice deserves to be heard. These are ‘last chance’ races: whoever is elected to the WI state legislature in 2020 will draw the next round of district lines.