ISSUE #1 - REBUILD AMERICA AFTER THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
I have four family members who either have or are recovering from COVID-19. I have over a half dozen friends and loss one to the Coronavirus. So I know firsthand the impact of the failed leadership of our elected officials.
This should never happen again! America has served as the world leading authority on many matters including health issues.
Under Donald Trump the U.S. has withdrawn from its global leadership position. Limiting the US role in the World Health Organization and the reduction of the Office of Pandemic and Emerging Threats has unnecessarily increased the impact of the Coronavirus across the country.
Cazel will use her role in Congress to help Rebuild America. An America that works for big and small businesses and one that works for everyday people - instead of useless partisan debate.
ISSUE #2 - HELP FAMILIES MAKE ENDS MEET
I understand the demands of working while raising a family and trying to make ends meet.
The United States is one of the wealthiest nations in the world. As Virginia’s 4th District Congresswoman, Cazel will work tirelessly to ensure every Virginian:
who wants a job is able to find one that pays a living wage
have access to affordable health care by fighting for a "Health Care for All" legislation.
We all contribute to the wealth of America. As a result, Cazel will advocate for legislation to provide each American adult with a Monthly Universal Income of at least $500.00.
ISSUE #3 - BETTER SERVICES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
Cazel believes that these words still hold true. “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~Abraham Lincoln
Cazel believes that senior citizens have earned the right to free health care. That includes:
Free Prescription Drugs
Coverage to include free:
The Government has too many rules, requirements and paperwork that seniors have to complete to obtain assistance. Cazel will make it her mission to simplify the enrollment process for federally-funded senior assistance programs.
ISSUE #4 - MODERNIZE AMERICA'S EDUCATION SYSTEM
Cazel graduated from Virginia State University many moons ago. However, the memories of stressful student loan payments linger.
America’s education system stats with the educators. Teachers and others involved with our education system need to be paid appropriately for their services. Cazel believes that increase in teachers' pay is necessary to continue to recruit, retain and reward the best and the brightest in the field.
America’s public schools need to reflect “excellence.” Our students should be beyond prepared for the technology and gig economy. More importantly, the federal government should supplement public schools to ensure equity and access to facilities, equipment and literature regardless of a community’s economic condition.
America has and continue to produce the most talented, innovative and creative minds on the planet. We as a country must nurture those qualities through our commitment to offset the cost of education. Cazel believes that every student should receive two-years of free college or specialized training beyond high school.
ISSUE #5 - FOSTER A GOVERNMENT THAT WORKS
Cazel served in 5 different Presidential Administrations: Ronald Regan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Cazel knows government and understands how to get things done. Serving in both Republican and Democratic Administrations - Cazel has the skills, experience and know-how to work with people with competing and political views.
The Government is for the people. And Cazel will help usher a new era of government where the government is working for "Everyday People".