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Senate District 43

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Tonya Anderson (D, Incumbent)

TOP 3 PRIORITIES IF ELECTED

1) Economic development.  My district covers three counties-DeKalb, Rockdale and Newton.  We have many of the resources needed for economic development- K-12 and post-secondary institutions, a ready to work workforce and lots of land. My goal is to highlight our assets and work with local elected official to attract high paying jobs to the District. In so doing, we will also reduce traffic congestion on I-20 and nearby surface roads by reducing the number of people who have to travel to Decatur and Atlanta for jobs that allow them to pay their bills. 

2) Medicaid expansion- Expanding Medicaid will reduce, according to some estimations, by half the number of uninsured Georgians and will help keep open rural hospitals.  I have a high number of uninsured persons in my district and our health care facilities are challenged to meet the needs. 

3) Education.  I am proud to be a part of the first Legislature to fully fund the QBE formula for education in more than 30 years. This is a huge win for our children, but we must do more. We must invest more in schools, particularly pre-k and k and I want to increase our investment in HOPE, particularly for the technical colleges so that mid career professionals and vets can be retrained.

DO YOU SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PREVENT BUSINESS OWNERS AND EMPLOYERS FROM DENYING SERVICES TO LGBTQ PEOPLE AND OTHERS BASED ON THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS?

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DO YOU SUPPORT ENDING CASH BAIL FOR LOW-LEVEL OFFENSES? 

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DO YOU SUPPORT THE CREATION OF A NON-PARTISAN INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION?

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WOULD YOU SUPPORT AN ENGLISH-ONLY CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT IF IT WERE ON THE BALLOT?

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DO YOU SUPPORT THE RIGHT OF WORKERS TO FORM A UNION AND BARGAIN COLLECTIVELY?

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DID YOU/DO YOU SUPPORT GUNS ON CAMPUS?

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DO YOU SUPPORT ELECTRICITY RATE INCREASES TO COMPLETE TWO NUCLEAR REACTORS AT PLANT VOGTLE?

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DO YOU SUPPORT CHANGING GEORGIA'S VOTING SYSTEM TO A VOTER-MARKED (PEN OR PENCIL) PAPER BALLOT WITH OPTICAL SCANNERS?

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DO YOU SUPPORT THE EXPANSION OF EARLY VOTING?

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DO YOU SUPPORT PUBLIC VOUCHERS BEING USED FOR PRIVATE AND/OR CHARTER SCHOOLS?

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DO YOU SUPPORT MEDICAID EXPANSION OR ANOTHER GEORGIA-SPECIFIC PLAN TO EXTEND HEALTH INSURANCE TO LOW-INCOME GEORGIANS?

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WILL YOU SUPPORT POLICIES AND LEGISLATION THAT INCREASE ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE, INCLUDING ABORTION, AND OPPOSE POLICIES AND LEGISLATION THAT LIMIT OR REDUCE ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE, INCLUDING ABORTION?

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WOULD YOU SUPPORT EFFORTS TO STRENGTHEN SOCIAL SECURITY FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE RETIREES AND PUT THE PROGRAM ON A MORE STABLE FISCAL PATH?

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DO YOU SUPPORT A LIVABLE WAGE OF A MINIMUM OF $15 PER HOUR?

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