TOPICS OF CONCERN
Averhart is committed to fighting for sensible policies to support the growing industry of Agriculture. A critical building block in our country’s foundation, Alabama’s agricultural industry is one of the top industries in the state, contributing over $70 billion to the state’s annual economy.
Averhart will support policies and initiatives that strengthen the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. Averhart is committed to ensuring budget appropriations that give the EPA the necessary resources that have long been denied.
Averhart is committed to supporting wage-support policies that will impact the federal minimum wage, and work-sharing programs that will prove to reduce unemployment.
Educational opportunity for all has always been a defining progressive value in our country. A quality education is the surest chance to escape poverty and strengthen our communities. Every child deserves that chance.
MILITARY AND VETERANS
Averhart, a decorated Marine Veteran, understands the issues surrounding military personnel. Averhart proudly supports the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who sacrifice to keep the nation safe and secure.
Averhart, like you, understands that the U.S. labor force is the pillar of our nation’s strength. We must protect and advance the rights and benefits that our labor force needs to work with dignity and create better lives for themselves and their families.
CIVIL RIGHTS AND RACIAL JUSTICE
Averhart is an avid proponent of protecting civil rights as one of the most important responsibilities for Members of Congress. Averhart believes that all people have a right to participate in our government and our society without fear, oppression, or discrimination.
QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
As your Representative in Congress, Averhart will remain committed to reaching across the aisles—working with all political affiliations to support feasible options that are both efficient and effective, to ensure quality affordable health care for all.
Social Security is a contract between the government and American workers. It is also the foundation for a secure retirement. For over seven decades, this essential program has provided economic security that families could rely on in times of need.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
As Congressman, Averhart will continue to fight for end-to-end criminal justice reform. To ensure accountable and constitutional policing, he will fight to increase the civil rights division, renew and expand pattern and practice investigations, enforce consent decrees, and support legislation to end racial profiling.
One of the most important aspects of Congress is developing laws. New laws are created every week and if elected to Congress, I will be actively involved in drafting, sponsoring and supporting legislation about issues that are important to you.