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On the issues

Healthcare

Expanding Medicaid in Virginia is a common-sense solution, and truthfully it is the moral thing to do. Affordable healthcare should not be a partisan issue and as Delegate, Michele will work with her fellow legislators across party lines to ensure that Medicaid expansion is a top legislative priority. Michele believes no hard working Virginian should go without affordable health care and the good news is a majority of Virginians agree.


Education

Public school education is one of Michele's top priorities. As a public-school parent and former teacher, Michele knows there are certain things that need to be done to ensure that every child receives a quality education that meets learning needs. Michele will work diligently for full funding of public education and support:

  • Reduced class sizes, especially in the lower grades
  • Providing more state funds for remediation to improve student achievement both during and after the school day
  • Increased opportunities for participation in Pre-K and Head Start programs


Environment

Michele is committed to curbing the effects of climate change, protecting Virginia's natural resources, and ensuring the quality of our air, water, and land for future generations. Michele is against the Atlantic Cost Pipeline.


Non-Partisan Redistricting

Michele believes that a fair redistricting process is essential to maintaining the health of American's democracy. Michele supports the creation of a non-partisan redistricting committee that will comply with the requirements set forth by the Virginia Constitution and Voting Rights Act.

The practice of “Gerrymandering” or creating unfair, uncompetitive state and federal legislative districts. Gerrymandering has been used by both political parties and is a practice that deprives Virginia citizens a voice in our elections. Michele wants to ensure that every Virginian has their voice heard, and to do so we must instate a non-partisan redistricting process before the 2021 census.


Economic Development

We must prepare constituents for the 21st-century economy. This means laying the groundwork for technological workforce development. When elected Michele will introduce legislation and support grants at the public school and community college level that promote S.T.E.A.M. education focusing on low-income and rural schools.


Women's Rights and Healthcare

Women’s personal health decisions should be made by a woman, her family, and her faith, with the counsel of her doctor. Michele will fight against any attempts to restrict access to quality, affordable reproductive health care. She will defend access to affordable contraception, preventive care, and safe and legal abortion—not just in principle, but in practice.



Committee to Elect Michele Edwards
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