Tawnja Zahradka ~ U.S. House, District 6

Tawnja is the former Mrs. Minnesota America, as well as a model, actress, and television personality. She is also a passionate animal activist and environmentalist, committed to supporting human rights for people of all ethnicity, faiths, and genders. Specifically, she supports the Wounded Warrior Project, World Vision, the ASPCA, and AARP. After her personal experience with sexual harassment, Tawnja was inspired to fight against sexual harassment laws that are designed to protect the harrrassers.

On healthcare . . .

“I believe in fiscal conservatism. I believe in less government in our daily lives. What I don't believe in is a healthcare system designed to make billions of dollars in profits for health insurance companies who benefit by saying "no" to our well being. It is inconceivable that for a family of four their healthcare premiums total $20,000 annually. I believe that Medicare for all would positively change the world. I also believe, if someone wants to pay insurance companies to decide if they get care or not, they should be able to make that choice for themselves.”

On the environment . . .

“I believe our environment should be protected with all of our might. I believe the boundary waters should be left in it's pristine condition to be enjoyed for generations to follow. I believe spraying our food supply with known carcinogens and lifting safe water regulations is unforgivable. The choice is simple, take care of our precious planet, protect it's natural beauty and animals, or continue facing mother nature's wrath.”

Plans for Economy

“I believe in the rights of working men and woman and I will be proud to stand up for labor when elected to Congress. Organized labor has made working conditions better for all. A forty hour work week, workman's compensation, overtime pay, safer job conditions, pensions, affordable health insurance, paid vacations, family leaves and higher livable wages.”

Education Policy

“Being the daughter of a lifelong public school teacher with a master's degree in art, I witnessed first hand the creativity it takes for our teachers to make do with limited supplies and lackluster support by our leaders in charge of the allocation of funding for education . . . I choose funding our teachers fully and completely. I choose funding our schools to the same levels we fund our endless wars. Together, let's choose to lift up our accomplished students and educators.”

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