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AMERICA FOR ALL

The 2020 election will be critical for working families – we must mobilize and fight to take back the White House from President Trump and his anti-worker agenda. But the healthcare workers of 1199SEIU need to do more than just win. We must elect a President who will make progress on complex problems that impact so many of us: providing access to quality, affordable healthcare, advancing social and racial justice, fixing our broken immigration system, and addressing the climate crisis. We want to build a country that works for everyone – an America for All – where all of us have an equal opportunity for a better future.

I BELIEVE IN BUILDING AN AMERICA FOR ALL!

HEALTH CARE FOR ALL

Problem: Over 30 million people in America don’t have health insurance, and millions more are underinsured and cannot afford to get the care they need to keep them and their families healthy.

We Believe: Healthcare is a fundamental right for all, and everyone has the right to equitable, affordable, accessible care in their own communities.

Our Plan: We need to fully invest in and increase access to insurance through the Affordable Care Act, support plans that advance affordable universal health care for all and support the leadership of healthcare workers in shaping care delivery and improving quality.

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UNION RIGHTS & FAMILY-SUSTAINING JOBS

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STRONG FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES

Problem: Family budgets are under strain from the high cost of child care and college tuition and the lack of paid family leave. Housing investments are skewed towards wealthy households as working people face displacement and homelessness. Too many communities are threatened by environmental disasters in the face of corporate greed and inaction on climate change.

We Believe: Strong families and communities lift up our country and make it better for generations to come.

Our Plan: We need to invest in our childcare and education systems, protect paid leave for workers, build more affordable housing, and invest in the sustainability of our communities.

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SUSTAINABLE LONG-TERM CARE

Problem: The number of seniors in this country who need care is growing as the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement. Too many families struggle to afford needed care for their loved ones, too many home care and nursing home workers live in poverty, and high turnover leads to gaps in care.

We Believe: As the demand for long-term care grows, our country needs to support high quality long term care by investing in staffing, training and better wages for the dedicated caregivers who take care of older Americans and people with disabilities.

Our Plan: We need to find new sources of funding for long-term care, invest in recruitment, training and retention of healthcare workers, and establish stronger quality care standards.

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SOCIAL & RACIAL JUSTICE

Problem: The ideals expressed by our nation’s founders have yet to be universally applied. For example, even though the United States makes up about 5 percent of the world’s population, it has 21 percent of the world’s prisoners, with Black Americans incarcerated at more than 5 times the rate of whites.

We Believe: Every individual in America has the right to be treated fairly and equally. We reject discrimination in all forms and strive to ensure our nation finally lives up to its founding ideals.

Our Plan: We need to expand opportunities for historically marginalized communities and pursue policies that address mass incarceration and environmental injustice. In addition, we must compensate Black Americans for suffering under slavery.

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IMMIGRATION REFORM

Problem: Our broken immigration system has forced too many to live in the shadows even as they contribute to our nation’s economy. Rather than work to make our system better, President Trump has launched a vicious assault on immigrant children and families.

We Believe: We are a nation of immigrants-some by choice and some by force. Immigrants and their families should feel welcomed, safe, and free in the United States.

Our Plan: We need to implement compassionate reforms designed to keep families together, expand opportunities for permanent legal immigration, and address the root causes of emigration.

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