Susan Wild ~ U.S. House, District 7
Susan has a well-respected and recognized legal career. She has been named to the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Pennsylvania and was elected President of the Bar Association of Lehigh Country. She built a successful legal practice and went on to become the first female Solicitor of the City of Allentown, where she brought in a new era of accountability and transparency. She has also served on the Board of Directors for several nonprofits, including the Second Harvest Food Bank, Program for Women & Families, Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, and Civic Theatre of Allentown. She is the first woman to represent the 7th District. In Congress, she works on the House Education and Labor House Foreign Affairs Committees.
On healthcare . . .
Susan wants to work toward a single-payer health care system, and in the meantime have a public option. She is fighting to stop Republican-led efforts to take away protections offered by the Affordable Care Act, expand Medicaid to over more Pennsylvanians including vulnerable children and the disabled, and lower the cost of prescription drugs.
On the environment . . .
Susan is a strong voice for defending our environment. She is fighting to fully rejoin the Paris Accord, protect our natural resources, incentivize renewable technologies, pass the FRAC Act, ban fracking on public lands, and demand equity in our environmental policies.
Plans for Economy
Susan is determined to bring stable, high-paying jobs to her district. She will do this by defending, strengthening, and supporting unions, investing in training certification, and apprenticeship programs, increasing federal spending on infrastructure, preventing states from enacting “right-to-work” laws, protecting the Earned Income Tax Credit, bolster the Family and Medical Leave Act, and promote rural broadband infrastructure policies that expand broadband access to all communities.
“Fighting For Families means valuing education for every teacher and every student, no matter which zip code you live in.” Susan supports making college affordable, passing the Safe Schools Improvement Act, keeping public tax dollars in public schools, empowering teachers and putting an end to endless testing, inspiring young women in STEM, and universal preschool education.