A Georgia native, Tamara is a determined entrepreneur fighting for economic, social, and environmental justice for all. Tamara worked as a licensed Nail Technician for 18 years and owned a salon for 10 years. During this time, she advocated for improved tax policies and education standards for the beauty industry. After realizing that there was much more to be done to impact change and protect workers at the state level, Tamara decided to continue her education, and is pursuing a juris doctorate at Emory University.
On healthcare . . .
“Support a comprehensive, public health care program that ensures that every American has health coverage that includes mental health support, preventative and treatment measures for opioid addiction and a cap on prescription drug costs.”
On the environment . . .
“America has a crumbling infrastructure and jobs can be created to rebuild our roads, bridges, drinking water systems, wastewater plants, rails, schools and affordable housing with sustainable, clean energy systems.”
Plans for Economy
“Raise the federal minimum wage immediately from $7.25 per hour to $15 per hour.” “Support and fund rural hospitals and health centers.” “Ensure that rural Georgians have high-speed internet connections.”
Education: “Equitably support and fund our K-12 public schools, pay raises for teachers, free tuition at public colleges, universities and HBCU's and the cancellation of all existing student loan debt.”