Health care is a human right. Coverage must be extended to all Americans. Doug supports single-payer health care, which has served senior citizens and the military for decades.
Women must have control over their choices and complete equality. All women should have control over their own health choices and are entitled to equal pay, equal access, equal benefits, and equal rights.
$15 Minimum Wage. The federal minimum wage should be $15 with a cost of living adjustment every year to keep up with inflation.
Climate change is real. The United States must move to 100% renewable energy by 2027. Our economy will actually benefit as a result.
Great public education for all. Americans deserve access to free high quality public education from pre-school through 16 years (including college or vocational school).
Immigration reform with respect for immigrants. This is a country of immigrants. Immigration reform should include a pathway to citizenship.
Gun violence prevention through common sense gun law reform. Doug isn't out to take guns away but he wants to make sure gun owners are trained and qualified through mandatory weapons safety courses and tactical range qualifications. The purchase of ammunition should require proof of this training and qualification.
Campaign finance reform. End Citizens United and ensure full disclosure for all PACs and political donors. Reduce the corrupting effect of money in our political system.
Criminal justice reform. Reduce institutional racism in schools and prisons, reform the prison industrial complex, and move to a more just, equitable system that still preserves our security.
Full LGBTQ+ Rights. Equality for all regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, including our friends, family, and service members. This war is not won yet.
Strengthen the VA. This country can improve care for veterans without privatizing the VA, starting with streamlining and improving access and creating a more patient-oriented veterans health care system.
A strong defense policy that also considers those who serve in harm's way. As a veteran, Doug will keep America strong and safe, but at the same time be very careful about sending our troops into harm's way. Congress should not act hastily when the lives of our troops are at stake. After all, these troops are sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, siblings, spouses, and friends.
Social Security and Medicare. Doug will work tirelessly to protect Social Security and Medicare from attempts to privatize, reduce, or otherwise harm these critical programs.
Doug Applegate is the Democratic front-runner in all CA-49 polls for a reason.
Doug is committed to expanding healthcare coverage, doing right by our veterans, fighting for women's rights, protecting Social Security and Medicare, supporting public education, pushing for a clean energy future, and leading immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.
He won't always do the easy thing, but he will do the right thing. Trust Doug with your vote in the June primary.
Voices of the 49th is committed to making sure that voters in the 49th congressional district have a meaningful choice in November... which means engaging, educating, informing, and influencing voters through the jungle primary in June so that a Democrat makes it on to the final ballot.