Issues All Texans Care About:

Healthcare

Equal Rights

Equal Rights

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When getting a job means losing health insurance…it’s time for a change.

  • We need to expand Medicaid, reduce the cost of insulin & other lifesaving drugs, and make healthcare affordable for all 
  • Addison doesn’t believe Texans should be penalized for getting a job and supporting their families. Yet that is just what our current Medicaid rules do, giving them more incentive to stay unemployed and on Medicaid than to grab that first rung of the ladder!! 
  • We live in a state with a good economy and bountiful natural resources, yet 1 in 5 Texas children don’t have health insurance (nearly twice the national average). 
  • My opponent has voted NO on expanding Medicaid for years. It’s time to vote YES and make healthcare work for all Texans! 


Rural Hospitals

  • The more strain that exists on our rural hospitals, the more likely people from surrounding communities go to Lubbock's hospital and put unnecessary strain on the larger hospital, we must make sure our rural hospitals are taking care of, and fully staffed with experienced doctors and staff.

Equal Rights

Equal Rights

Equal Rights

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Voter Rights!

  • Texas's Voter registration process is outdated. In this digital age, does an old-fashioned 30-day waiting period make sense? Let’s give every voter a voice, with Automatic Voter Registration for US Citizens in Texas! 

Equal rights for LGBT in Texas. 

  • Every Texan deserves equal protection under the law. It’s time to add gender identity to anti-discrimination laws.
  • 2020 conservative Republican legislative sessions around the USA are full of anti-LGBT legislation which will be used by the Texas Republican legislators to drive an anti-LGBT agenda in 2021. We must elect LGBT and LGBT allied Democrats to fight for the rights of LGBT Texans to exist unencumbered by legal discrimination
  • Texas hate crime law covers sexual orientation but not gender identity, meaning someone motivated by anti-gay malice could receive an upped criminal charge, but someone who commits an act of anti-trans violence cannot.

Education

Equal Rights

Education

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Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones.When teachers need to take on a second job just to support their families…it’s time for a change. 

  • It’s time for a candidate who understands our rural community and how we need to help our schools.
  • Current funding takes care of the larger school districts…but what about our local rural schools? 


Fully fund public schools. 

  • Increase the lottery tax (from 24% to 35%) and mandate that all revenue go directly into the public education system as originally intended. 
  • Establish new grants for school districts seeking to expand mental health services for schools, especially in low-income communities. 
  • If you’re tired of being passed over and pushed aside by the powers that be in Austin, vote yourself a voice in a candidate who will fight for better teacher pay permanently. Not just a 2-year plan. 


Homeschool Rights.

  • Sports. Band. Debate club. Children who are homeschooled should have the right to access extracurricular activities. Yet current regulations exclude them. This is not fair, and I will correct it!

Economy

Local Government

Education

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When the cost of living goes up but earnings stay the same…it’s time for a change.

As a small business owner, Addison has experienced first-hand how current policies make it harder to start and grow a business here in Scurry County and rural areas. 


We should: 

  • Raise the minimum wage to $15/hour and peg it to inflation.
  • Eliminate minimum wage exceptions for foodservice industries. 
  • Addison will work to bring tech jobs to Texas and work to create a technical hub out of  Texas Tech University.

Local Government

Local Government

Local Government

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  • To maximize our tax dollars and still be efficient and responsible we must strive to  work together with our cities, counties, school boards, and other local jurisdictions to ensure the basic needs and services are being allowed for our constituents. 
  • Local control is the heart of this. The State should never hamstring, circumvent, or retroactively undo decisions made by our local communities.

Property Taxes

Local Government

Local Government

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  The largest portion of property taxes isn’t from cities or counties but our school districts, because year after year, the Texas Legislature has failed to properly fund our schools. If the state does not increase it’s funding, like it used to do, then either our schools will fail or local taxpayers will continue to pick up the tab. Capping property taxes from local jurisdictions, including our cities and school districts, undermines their ability to function and provide services needed for their county, for example, libraries. senior centers, or museums.   

Common Sense Gun Reform

Common Sense Marijuana reform

Common Sense Marijuana reform

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Gun ownership is our Constitutional right, gun safety is our personal responsibility. 

  • Addison grew up hunting in Crane Texas when she was 10 years old, before moving back to Snyder. Addison knows the 2nd amendment and wants to protect gun rights, but at the same time making sure people are properly screened and trained before owning a gun.
  • Better gun safety training will prevent countless deaths and accidents. If we keep guns in our homes, we parents need to take responsibility for safely storing them, and training ourselves and our kids on proper use.
  • Addison will work to enact common-sense gun safety protocols to keep our children safe.
  • Addison will also work to fix the gun show loopholes, so criminals and severely mentally ill patients will not have access to guns.

Common Sense Marijuana reform

Common Sense Marijuana reform

Common Sense Marijuana reform

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  • Science has repeatedly proven the consumption of marijuana produces no adverse effects on personal health. Medical marijuana is an excellent pain reliever and can be used appropriately for a considerable variety of medical purposes, including Cancer, PTSD, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, And multiple other medical conditions.
  • Decriminalization and eventual legalization will reduce overcrowding and keep many otherwise law-abiding young people from being imprisoned instead of being productive members of society.
  • Legalized marijuana will bring revenue to the counties and state, by implementing a state tax on marijuana sales.

Women's Rights

Common Sense Marijuana reform

Stop Corruption

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Addison has followed Anti-Abortion rants and people claiming that due to religion, they can deny abortions to women, no matter the reason that the woman is getting an abortion. Whether it be because of the woman:

  • Is having complications with their pregnancy
  • The child will have conditions that will lead to a struggle to live for the child
  • The pregnancy is from a rape
  • it was an unwanted pregnancy
  • or the mother may die if they continue their pregnancy

No matter the reason a woman chooses to have an abortion, and believe me, Addison knows that it's a tough choice, no woman chooses to have an abortion, they are kinda forced into having one either because of their health, pregnancy from rape, or whatever the reason, they do not make this decision lightly, this is a major decision, and they only make this decision as a last resort.Women's Rights are Human Rights.Women's Bodies, Women's Choice.

Stop Corruption

Stop Corruption

Stop Corruption

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  • Corruption is running rampant in our government. Elected officials are there to serve us, not to serve their own selfish interests. Send me to Austin and I will hold them accountable!
  • Addison will help protect whistleblowers with anonymous reporting and protections for doing the right thing.  

Homelessness

Stop Corruption

Homelessness

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  • We have a way to stop homelessness, we just need the political willpower to do something about it. Addison will apply a very small amount of our state budget to alleviate the problem in counties all around Texas, by helping our homeless find a job, getting medical care and prescriptions that they need by Expanding Texas Medicaid, and helping counties open shelters for temporary needs.

Immigration

Stop Corruption

Homelessness

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  • Policing immigration is a responsibility of our federal government. Yet, our state government constantly spends nearly a billion dollars of the state budget on this, instead of fully funding public education, repairing a broken foster care system, expanding Texas Medicaid, Helping our homeless, and building new mental health facilities. Addison supports returning us to proper budget priorities in these areas.

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