Medicare for all, a livable wage, and a quality education
Texas has one of the most robust economies in the country -- even the world. There’s no reason the 14th district should not be an economic leader. Health care, a good education, and the opportunity to succeed; that’s what people deserve and it’s what Adrienne Bell will fight for as your Representative.
Medicare for All
Health care is a right, not a privilege. In Texas, more than 4.3 million Texans are without health insurance. This uninsured rate, is 1.75 times the national average, with many of the uninsured being children. Improving the health coverage of Texans will improve the overall health of the state. It is time for a single payer system, that benefits all Texans.Read My Full Platform Here
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Medicare for all, a livable wage, and a quality education
Super PACs should be banned, private donations to politicians and campaigns should be banned, and a clean public financing system should be implemented to end the takeover of our government by corporations. Americans deserve free and fair elections — free from the corruption of big money donors.Read More
The United States should catch up to every other modern nation and implement a single-payer, medicare-for-all system. There’s no reason we can’t be #1 in the world instead of #37. It’s time to end the destruction of American healthcare by rapacious, price gouging, for-profit, private health insurance middlemen. In talking with seniors, they are paying a tremendous amount for prescription drugs, and must decide between purchasing needed medicines to maintain their quality of life, and other necessities, such as groceries.Read More
Families come first, not corporations or special interests, but taking care of our families. I say it often, at the end of the day, we just want to be able to take care of our families. One of the concerns I have is the high cost of child care, and it's strain on parents. In Texas, single parents pay 36.6% of their income for infant care in a center, while a single parent with two children, can expect to pay 64.8% (usa.childcare.org). This does not leave much for housing, food, and transportation. Child care is one of the highest items in a parent's budget, and working families are struggling to provide basic child care for their children. Texas has over one million households headed by women, 31% of them with incomes that are below the poverty level. Currently before Congress, is HR3773, The Child Care for Working Families Act. Some of its provisions include - guaranteed affordability for working families with children under 13 (income based); incentivizes states to create high-quality preschool programs; improves accessibility for child care; increases training and compensation for the child care workforce; enhances funding for the Head Start program. Federal policymakers must make significant investments in the accessibility of affordable high-quality child care. Young parents are working, and the high cost of child care undermines their economic stability. Parents must be able to work, and children need high-quality care as a basic foundation towards their future success. We all have a stake in the investment of our next generation. I will continue working for your children, and your children's children, to make their lives better.Read More
The establishment of community veterans engagement boards, which provides for the support of veterans through coordination, and integration, with non-veteran organizations, is my vision to bring to each county. In addition, once in the House, I aspire to be a member of the House Committee on Veteran Affairs, (the only Texas representative is Beto O'Rourke, who will be moving to the Senate, once elected in the November election!), so that we continue to have a Texas representative, and a strong advocate for veterans. The conversation with our veterans will not stop, while I am seeking office, or when I am in in the House. Town halls, with our veterans, will continue to be a focus for me. When I heard a veteran share, "I will fight for my country, and I need my country fighting for me.", I heard him.Read More
I have signed the #nofossilfuel pledge to represent my commitment to prioritize the health of our families, climate, and democracy over fossil fuel industry profits. The political contributions from oil and gas companies, has allowed influence over political decisions made by representatives, who accept their monies. This causes laws that benefit polluters, instead of laws that benefit the people. It stops the bold vision we must have on climate change, and future actions. As your member of Congress, I will support policies that support the health of our country, our citizens, and our planet. This includes Initiatives to reduce the emission of greenhouse gasses, and investing in renewable sources, such as wind and solar. Together, we will build a better future for our children.Read More
The celebration of Earth Day, (4/22/18), is a global day of action of ecological awareness. This year's theme is "End Plastic Pollution", which focuses on creating global support to eliminate single use plastics, and creating a global framework for plastics disposals. Plastics are one of the most littered items in the world, whether on a beach, in the ocean, or alongside a street. It is now recognized as a hazard to public health, and the human body. It is also a petroleum product, which gives it a connection to climate change. Let's take personal responsibility, and help end plastic pollution. For more fascinating information on plastics, a complete action toolkit, and the harmful effects on our environment, and our bodies, visit earthday.orgRead More