My dedication to building a booming economy goes beyond the 3rd Congressional District as it is my hope that all Georgians can thrive in all 159 counties, not just those at the top. Georgia has a reputation as one of the country’s best states to do business. However, we need to work on making Georgia one the best places in the country to be employed, live, and retire as well. Investing in small businesses and the assets that all businesses need, like a well-educated workforce and strong infrastructure in the 3rd Congressional District is the best way to deliver high-quality employment. Promoting policies that support workers, eliminate obstacles to opportunity, and foster success for every family is the way to uplift Georgians.
When President Obama took office in 2009, he inherited an economy in freefall, plagued by huge deficits, skyrocketing healthcare costs, dwindling employment, and banking and housing markets on the brink of collapse. Working with President Obama, Democrats stabilized the financial system, helped to prevent a second Great Depression, and created millions of new jobs. However, our country’s current state under the COVID-19 pandemic and Republican mismanagement is leading us into an unprecedented health and economic crisis.
As your member in Congress, I will fight to guarantee that all Georgians have the opportunity to succeed and that all working families can enjoy economic security. We must work hard to extend relief to every Georgian so that no one is left behind. When Republicans cut taxes for the wealthy but not the middle class, or threaten our recovery with disastrous financial policies, Democrats will fight back. Democrats will move to provide relief for working families, provide assistance to small businesses and homeowners, and strengthen consumer protections. Despite COVID-19’s effect on almost every industry in our economy, we must provide relief for hardworking Americans who’ve lost employment through no fault of their own. I will not be satisfied until every Georgian who wants to work can find quality employment. We will meet the challenges of this modern century by stimulating job creation, rebuilding our infrastructure, and investing in clean-energy technologies and small businesses.
Together, we can make a better Georgia.