District: Nevada, 04th District
Primary Date: 06/12/2018
Primary Type: Closed
”My formal entry into politics and advocacy came in the wake of my daughter, Shalynne's, death at the hands of our nation's profit-driven healthcare system, but my campaign is about much more than Shalynne, and it's about more than healthcare. It’s about fighting to put people over profit, whether it's in education, housing, energy, criminal justice, the climate, or our democracy itself.” - Amy Vilela
Justice Democrats is proud to support candidates with a positive vision for our future. As establishment strategies continue to fail the people, Amy fights for a platform to uplift the lives of the extraordinary people she would represent by replacing the incumbent and fighting for:
- True racial, social and economic justice
- Access to healthcare and Medicare-for-All
- Working-class people, families, and a living wage
- Affordable housing and alleviating homelessness
- Immigration reform and the Clean Dream Act
- Criminal justice reform and ending the War on Drugs
- Energy and climate justice through a Green New Deal
- Tuition-free colleges and universities and access to quality education
- Government corruption and taking money out of politics
Growing up in poverty and raising her children as a single mother has taught her to fight for strong social programs that help Americans reach their full potential. With the help of food stamps, WIC and Medicaid, she was able to work myself through college and become the first person in my family to earn a degree. Later, as a CFO in the non-profit sector, she fought to ensure federal funds for HUD programs and Medicaid reached those that needed it most. Her story illustrates how necessary public assistance is while also demonstrating how inadequate and alienating our current system and policies are. We must stop thinking of vital social programs as a "safety net" to catch us when we fall. Policies that meet everyone's basic needs – a guaranteed livable wage, access to free public education and healthcare, affordable housing – need to be recognized as the concrete foundation upon which our society is built, allowing us all to grow, thrive, and reach our full potential with equity and dignity.
”Racial, social, and economic injustice are pervasive in America. They are not discrete, unrelated issues, but inextricably linked. Our approach to social justice must bring all Nevada voices to the table.” - Amy Vilela
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