Jamie Cheek ~ U.S. House, District 1

On Jamie's campaign website, she writes, "Jamie grew up in a rural area. . . Access to resources was limited and the family struggled to make ends meet. . . She is one of the success stories, but it was incredibly difficult, and for every success story there are many more who don't make it because the deck is stacked against them. She is focused on issues that can make a difference in the lives of Utahns: a champion for the causes and policies that prioritize people over profits. Government should work as well for you as it does for political donors. This campaign is focused on kitchen-table issues that affect everyone in our district. It’s time to give every American a seat at the table, end the corruption in Washington, and build a government that works for the working-class."

On healthcare . . .

The United States doesn’t have a healthcare system, we are suffering from a ‘sick care’ system. It’s the consequence of an underregulated industry that profits when more people receive less coverage. About 1 in 10 people in our district can’t afford health insurance, and many more can’t afford the insurance they have. Every American deserves affordable pharmaceutical, preventative, and emergency care.

On the environment . . .

We should not accept a status-quo that provides out-of-state executives a license to poison Utah’s air. Corporate profits shouldn’t be subsidized by our physical health. We know the long-term impacts of the climate crisis and air pollution. The science is in, the economics are clear, and our planet is sending us an SOS. We can’t surrender to the liars and deniers. We must take immediate action to protect our communities.

Plans for Economy

The American Dream is retreating into the pages of history. The same economic opportunity that built the middle-class and powered America is disappearing. Vast wealth inequality has forced far too many Americans into the insecurity of a gig-economy. Trickle-down continues to fail us. It’s time to invest in the working-class, unburden the innovative ability of Americans, and restore the American Dream.

Education Policy

Utah ranks last in the nation in per-pupil funding for public education. But, throughout the nation, our schools are underfunded, teachers are underpaid, and many high school students now graduate unprepared to meet the challenges of their generation. The zip code of your childhood home should not determine your future income potential. The only sustainable path forward for our nation includes providing every child access to a dynamic education.

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