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Garry supports Progressive issues and will fight for them while in Congress.

Living Wage

If you work 40 hours a week you should not be living in poverty. It's criminal that the Republicans in Congress refuse to raise the minimum wage to a living wage.  

Wages in this county have been stagnant for far too long. When elected, the first piece of legislation I introduce will be to raise the minimum wage to a living wage of at least $15.00 an hour. 

This will allow the hourly worker the opportunity to get ahead and not have to live paycheck to paycheck. 

As a small business owner, I never started anyone at minimum wage.  I believed it is imperative to pay fair wages to all my employees.

I also will work to make it the law that companies pay women the same as men for the same job.  As a small business owner I always paid women the same amount that I paid men for the same job.


Health Care

Health care is a right, rather than a privilege.

For the present, I support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) and oppose the Republicans' attempt to repeal this legislation that has made health care possible and affordable for millions of Americans.

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But moving forward, we need a strong universal care (single payer) system - and I will fight to bring that to the citizens of the 2nd district of Virginia and the rest of the country.

Scott Taylor voted to repeal ObamaCare. It's imperative that we not allow this to happen.

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Jobs

It's time to get America working again.  We need to provide more well paying jobs for all our citizens.  

We need to invest in jobs in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) that will help reinvigorate the economy and the job force.  The future of jobs in America are STEAM related, and we need to actively train our young people in these fields. These STEAM jobs pay a living wage and will increase the workforce dramatically across the United States.  

We need to offer tax credits to small businesses that provide training to their employees in these fields and that agree to continue to employee these individuals.

Scott Taylor’s policies have not created any jobs here in the 2nd district of Virginia and have harmed job growth.


Affordable Housing

If someone is working hard and providing for their family, housing should not be a daily worry. Housing stability will help reinvigorate the economy in the United States.

For far too long housing has become increasingly less affordable in this county. Too many families are living with the fear of losing the stability of their housing and that is unfair.  Its a shame that in this country we have so many homeless people including a record number of homeless veterans.

It's a national epidemic that needs to be addressed, and as your Congressman I plan to address it.


Women's Rights

The US still has not ratified the Equal Rights Amendment, also known as the CEDAW Treaty.  It is a shame that we even have to have an Equal Rights Amendment for women to have the same rights as men.  There should be no disparity between the wages of men and women.   

I believe that women have the right to make their own healthcare decisions.  A woman's fertility and what she does with her body should be up to the woman.  We also need paid parental leave for maternity care, after all women are the ones who give birth to the future leaders of America.


Off shore drilling

I am baffled at the irresponsibility of the Trump administration on their stance on offshore drilling.

We need to protect our environment and our natural resources,  and the policies of the current administration are putting them in harms way. There is no oil derrick or pipeline that does not leak.


Support for unions

We must support our unions. Without unions there would be no middle class.

Collective bargaining has won raises for all all workers. Unions gave us the 40-hour work week, paid vacation, the right to redress, and a right to a safe work environment.

I will strongly support Unions, and fight against Republican attempts to enact union-killing Right-To-Work laws.


Assault Weapons

While in the service, I instructed vets on how to handle, shoot, and qualify with weapons.

If you look at an assault rifle, you will see only part of a rifle. The reason is because of the weight. If you're out the field and you're actually getting shot at, you don't want to carry another 20 pounds of rifle.

Should anyone have an assault rifle? Absolutely not.

These weapons, such as the M-16 and AR-15, were built for the military. These are weapons of mass destruction - they're meant to kill the most amount of people in the shortest amount of time possible.

When i was instructing a lot of these people, it was a maturity thing. A lot of people should never own weapons. We need sensible laws to prevent those likely to do harm from obtaining weapons. You should be at least 21 to buy any weapon. And we don't need to arm our schools.



Garry B. Hubbard for Congress
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