Kim Nelson ~ U.S. House, District 4

A Native of the Upstate, South Carolina, Kim has dedicated her career to fighting for public health. She is prepared to stand up to corporate interests and represent the working-class families of the Upstate. Growing up, Kim watched as her own family and community stuffered financial strains, struggling against privatized healthcare and a collapsing economy. Experiences like these have motivated her to take a stand for her community.

On healthcare . . .

“A single-payer healthcare system is the only way to guarantee that every American has access to healthcare, and will drastically reduce the amount of money our country spends on healthcare.” “Mothers are dying, and at an alarmingly disproportionate rate, Black mothers are dying. Kim is ready to work to improve health outcomes for mothers across the country and address the racial disparity in maternal health outcomes. Kim will fight to guarantee paid medical leave and paid family leave, create access to obstetric telemedicine to improve health outcomes for mothers in rural areas, and provide federal funding to organizations that are working to improve Black maternal health outcomes.”

On the environment . . .

“We need to preserve our home for future generations, and that means getting real on climate breakdown and holding corporations accountable for the damage they have done to our environment. If we do this right, we can also make sure that the Upstate is a leader in high-paying green energy jobs. Kim will fight to Hold corporations accountable for their damage to the environment, achieve net-zero carbon emissions in the United States, and invest in green infrastructure and create high-paying green energy jobs.”

Plans for Economy

Kim will stand up to corporations and corruption and fight for the working families of SC-4. Kim will fight to make sure that corporations are paying their fair share in taxes, raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, guarantee paid family leave, and close the gender-wage gap.” “As our country becomes more and more dependent on the internet, many parts of rural South Carolina still lack high-speed internet access. Kim will fight to ensure high-speed internet access to every American by 2025.”

Education Policy

“If we want people to live longer, healthier lives, we have to invest in a strong public education system that focuses on equity. It starts with universal pre-K. By expanding access to preschool programs, we not only help close the education gap between low-income students and their more affluent peers, we alleviate the financial burden felt by families struggling to afford daycare, which gets women back in the workforce and stimulates our economy.”
“Access to an affordable education can't stop after high school. The success of future generations will continue to be hindered by the devastating effects of the student debt crisis. We need to make sure that every American has access to a college or trade school education that they can afford.”

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