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, while working to invest in green energy jobs.
Amanda believes that the state of Wisconsin needs to support its teachers and invest more in public education. She also believes that every Wisconsin resident should have access to affordable post-secondary education.
Health Care for many in rural Wisconsin is inaccessible and unaffordable. Amanda wants to expand access to Medicaid and ensure that rural hospitals are well-funded.
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. 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
In 2018, Democratic candidates received 200,000 more votes than Republicans and won all statewide offices, but are teetering on the brink of superminority in the Assembly. Just 2 years ago, Democrats received 54% of the vote for State Assembly, but won only 36% of the seats, all due to Republican gerrymandering.
Republicans are just 3 seats away from gaining a supermajority in the House. Fending off a Republican supermajority in the House will allow Democrats to retain a seat at the redistricting table. If we can keep the GOP from gaining a supermajority, we can retain Democratic Governor Evers’ veto power over the next set of maps.
These are ‘last chance’ races: whoever is elected to the WI state legislature in 2020 will draw the next round of district lines.