EQUALITY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL

Gwinnett is the third most diverse county in the country and this is our greatest strength.  Why? Because we have the ability to bring different ideas and understandings of issues into our community dialogue. We have the opportunity to learn from each other and hear the stories, viewpoints, and lived experiences of our neighbors from every background.  We can all connect through our shared humanity. There is immeasurable value in connecting our communities and working together for equality,  true equity, and justice for all of our neighbors. Regardless of religion, ethnicity, economic standing, sexual orientation, disability, or gender identity- our destinies are intertwined. when any of us are oppressed, none of us are free. Unity is the cornerstone of change and the most effective tool we have against discriminatory policies and divisive politics and protecting each other’s constitutional and Human Rights.When witnessing oppression, suppression, or injustice we must always come together and take action to protect, promote, and boldly defend each other.

Diversity is our strength, unity is the mission and Solidarity is our superpower.

ECONOMY AND LABOR

Help working parents afford child care through targeted tax breaks. Increased funding for adult education, literacy, and skills training.

 Women of color and Immigrants are Georgia’s most successful entrepreneurs and yet remain left out of government contracts and do not have access to capital. 

We should be alleviating the tax burden being shouldered by working-class families. All corporations that operate in Georgia, both domestic and foreign, need to pay their fair share of taxes. I support enacting a corporate minimum tax. We need to trim back tax breaks for big business and invest in healthcare, education and strengthen Georgia’s communities. 

 

Unions amplify the voices of the working class, recognize diversity as a strength, and know inclusion is integral to a strong economy and a strong democracy. Unions work for gender equality and social and economic justice. Unions set the precedent for workplace safety and equity for all workers. The racial and gender gaps, growing hostility towards immigrants, and our state’s exclusion of people of color from financial opportunities, loans, quality education, and gainful employment are counterproductive to our State’s economic growth. Unions seek to dismantle these oppressive barriers by mobilizing, advocating and representing the interests of all working people from all backgrounds and gender identities.

Why I’m Running

Why I’m Running

Don’t you ever wonder if you could do better? In District 106, I’ve watched year after year. No choice has been available in our election for the Georgia House of Representatives. If there’s no choice, there’s no democracy. I’ve spoken with my neighbors. I’ve been involved in the community. I’ve watched my children grow up with this district. I know there are people out there also looking for more. I’m one of those people.

So here’s my deal for you. Send me to the Statehouse, and I will fight for transit expansion. I will take your commute seriously. Life is too short to spend it in traffic! I will fight for health care coverage for every Georgian – a family doctor for every family.

I will fight to get our public schools funded and our teachers paid what they deserve. Your children should have the best. This issue is too important to be left to career politicians. Roads. Doctors. Schools. The people of District 106 deserve a choice.

Vote for Emily Leslie and reclaim your voice. You are the people of 106. You are not a rubber-stamp district. You deserve better.

 

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