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Georgia’s WIN List is proud to endorse Atlanta native Jasmine Clark for House District 108 in Gwinnett County. An organizer for the April 2017 March for Science in Atlanta, she holds an Emory Ph.D. in Microbiology and believes her scientific background offers a unique perspective for legislative decisions.Jasmine Clark believes Georgia needs leaders who still believe in the sanctity of the democratic process, where representatives govern based on the will of the PEOPLE and not rigid political ideologies. She believes laws should never result in discrimination, division, or destruction of individuals and families. Amongst the issues important to her campaign are the following:
- AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE – Healthcare in Georgia is in critical condition and the percentage of Georgians without health insurance is among the highest in the nation. In Gwinnett County, more than 100,000 residents are uninsured. Jasmine believes access to affordable health care is a right for all Americans and pledges to work for the expansion of Medicaid.
- EDUCATION – As a faculty member at some of Georgia’s top universities, Jasmine is particularly passionate about education. She believes all children, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, should be afforded the same quality of education. She pledges to address current disparities between low-income and high-income students and to work to improve Georgia’s ranking of 38th in the nation for education by dedicating more dollars per student and increasing teacher pay.
- IMMIGRATION – Jasmine believes we need laws which create pathways instead of barriers to citizenship and keep families together instead of tearing them apart.
- JOBS AND WAGES – Jasmine believes it is unconscionable when residents who work 40 or more hours a week, sometimes at multiple jobs, cannot afford to live off wages earned. The cost of living has significantly outpaced minimum wage requirements, and it is time Georgia addresses the problem, she says.
- GUN VIOLENCE – Jasmine supports closing loopholes which allow individuals to avoid background checks, mandatory licensing of guns and raising the minimum purchase age for guns to 21. “Proposing common sense gun laws and protecting Second Amendment rights are not mutually exclusive,” she says.
- PUBLIC TRANSIT – Georgians outside of the perimeter must have options for transportation because they often must travel 30 minutes or more to the nearest train station. Expanding public transit would spur job growth, boosting Georgia’s economy, she says.
Learn more about Jasmine and her campaign here:
Jasmine Clark for House District 108
- Website: www.jasmineclarkforgeorgia.com
- Facebook: @jasmineclarkforgeorgia
- Instagram: @jasmineforhd108
- Twitter: @JasmineforHD108
Georgia women like Jasmine are making history in this midterm election cycle as they run for seats long held by Republicans. With women in record numbers on the ballot this year, WIN List needs your help to elect these women and train the candidates we want to see on the ballot in 2020 and beyond.