U.S. House District 2

Joe Courtney

44 CTNewsJunkie Reader Endorsements

Party: Democrat

CEP Status:

Website: http://www.joecourtney.com/

Age: 67

Marital Status: Married

Current Residence: Vernon

Current Job: Member of Congress

Previous Job: State Representative

Previous Job: Public Defender

Education: Tufts University, UConn Law

Despite statements to the contrary by various individuals, PPE has remained in short supply throughout the country. If elected, how will you ensure that every state and US territory is provided with enough medical supplies and capacity to manage the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the next one(s)?
Since March, I have been in touch with our local health centers, hospitals, fire departments, and doctors’ offices about shortages of Personal Protective Equipment. At its worst, the shortage went beyond masks to include gowns, face shields, and even basic medical supplies. As soon as we realized the Strategic National Stockpile would not be sufficient to supply the entire nation throughout the pandemic, the President should have invoked the Defense Production Act to create a domestic supply chain of these necessary items. Unfortunately the Trump Administration did not take this action and shortages still persist. As a member of the armed services Committee, I have repeatedly pushed the President and the Department of Defense to use the DPA for PPE, just like what was done for ventilators. In the meantime, last May, I voted for passage of the Heroes Act, which included requirements that the Department of Health and Human Services create a Medical Supplies Response Coordinator to monitor nationwide supply levels, and made changes to the National Strategic Stockpile to improve the availability of PPE, other supplies, and necessary pharmaceuticals.
The coronavirus has placed a tremendous strain on the healthcare system, and the rise in unemployment has resulted in many people losing their health insurance, amplifying disparities in access to health care. If elected, what would you do to help the healthcare system and all the people who need it? Would you expand coverage with a public option or a Medicare For All concept, something else, or nothing?
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only revealed disparities in health care in the US, it has exacerbated them. Lower wage workers are more likely to have been laid off or furloughed, and therefore more likely to lose their employer-based health insurance. To respond to this crisis, I supported legislation to ensure workers laid off due to the pandemic could keep their employer-sponsored insurance through COBRA at no additional cost to them, but Republicans in Congress and the White House refused that proposal. To ensure Americans have access to affordable, quality health care well beyond the pandemic, I support significant expansion of the Affordable Care Act as a crucial first step. In June, I voted for a package of reforms that would have lowered premiums for Americans who purchase their insurance through the exchanges, directed the HHS Secretary to negotiate prescription drug prices for all Americans, and reversed the Trump Administration’s attacks on the ACA. While these are necessary next steps to build upon and protect the ACA, I also support bigger proposals to expand access to affordable coverage such as a public option, and my bill to allow Americans aged 50-64 to buy into Medicare.
Do you agree or disagree with President Trump's recent decisions to label certain American cities as "anarchist," and to send federal agents – uninvited by local authorities – into cities such as Portland, Oregon? In your opinion, is this a legitimate use of federal force and rhetoric, or is this an overreach?
I strongly disagree with this decision. With regard to the use of federal officers and authority, I expressed serious concern over the statutory authority under which these officers were deployed, as well as their mission, and the unidentified nature of their presence in US cities this summer in a letter signed by dozens of Members of Congress to the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice this July. I also supported efforts to ensure that federal law enforcement officers are required to clearly identify their organizational affiliation on their uniforms, and require a governor's consent to the presence of National Guard members deployed by the President when the National Defense Authorization Act when was considered by the House Armed Services Committee.
The pandemic has led to massive changes in our workforce, with many jobs disappearing entirely, at least for now. If elected, how do you envision reshaping the workforce to create new opportunities for those whose jobs have evaporated – for example, in restaurants and bars and throughout the service sector?
As a senior member of the Education and Labor Committee, I helped introduce the Relaunching America’s Workforce Act to invest in workforce development services and layoff aversion programs that can help dislocated workers find employment. These services include career navigation, technical training, and adult education, and would be supported through grants to state and local workforce development agencies, community colleges, and industry partners to help connect workers with jobs in in-demand industries. I also strongly support the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 which would invest in our successful Registered Apprenticeship program to help individuals “earn as they learn” and expand this proven workforce development model to new industries.
COVID-19 and the resulting recession have increased the number of people who qualify for Medicaid just when state revenues are dropping. Will you support more relief for state Medicaid programs to continue coverage levels and ensure access to providers?
Yes, I support an increase to the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP), which determines how much money states will receive to fund their Medicaid programs, known as Husky in Connecticut. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act included an initial 6.2% increase, but I support additional increases to ensure Husky can continue to provide the high quality care to children, the elderly, and other Connecticut residents who need it.
The coronavirus is going to be with us for the foreseeable future, bringing with it, massive ongoing disruption to all of our systems, from food supply to employment to health care to education and more. From a broad perspective, how do you holistically envision addressing this crisis in the long-term?
First, we need to provide relief funding that even Repubican advisers know will ensure that the pandemic recession does not linger longer than necessary. Trump’s own economic advisers have made it clear that without this additional financial relief to our local governments, education, and small businesses, the American people will suffer needlessly for longer. Additionally, we need to let the science and evidence lead us as we learn more about the long-term impact of COVID-19. As we learn new ways to treat and control the virus, relying on unbiased scientific evidence as a guide for public policy is crucial.
Many Americans are now calling racism a public health crisis in our country, with policy implications and disparities across multiple sectors like law enforcement, residential zoning, healthcare access, employment, and educational equity, among others. What measures must Congress take to address racism and its impact over many generations in America?
It is clear that Americans of color have been systematically disadvantaged throughout our nation’s history. This summer, Americans of good will spoke out against these injustices, including in our communities in the second district where I participated in peaceful vigils with my friends and neighbors who were calling for action. In response, the House of Representatives passed a package of police reforms like banning choke holds and ensuring police vehicles have dashboard cameras, many of which are already standard practice in eastern Connecticut’s police departments. However, America’s history of racial injustice goes beyond policing, and I support policies that ensure a strong Voting Rights Act, decrease school segregation, and address the crisis in black maternal mortality, among others.
What measures do you support to help protect voting rights this year and for the years ahead, within the context of the pandemic and post-pandemic voting?
Well before we were faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, I helped pass HR 1, a package of sweeping reforms to remove dark money from politics, make it easier for Americans to exercise the right to vote, end the process of partisan redistricting nationwide, and impose new, higher standards of ethics for elected officials. This legislation includes automatic voter registration, institutes nationwide early voting, and restores portions of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down by the Supreme Court. More recently, I supported legislation that has provided millions in emergency election security grant funding to Connecticut to ensure our election this November is safe, accessible, and secure for all voters. That funding is being used right now to support expanding mail in voting, ballot drop boxes in every town, and other measures to ensure that voters in this critical election do not have to sacrifice their health for their vote.
Do you agree or disagree with President Trump’s directive for all schools to return to a full schedule this school year? What parameters and/or process do you endorse in making decisions involving the operation of public schools in the age of COVID-19?
Each school district needs to make the decision that is right for their students and faculty based on local conditions. Regardless of whether a school is returning to in-person learning or is conducting virtual instruction, they need significant resources that they simply do not have without new federal investment. The Heroes Act would provide these necessary resources through direct assistance to school districts as well as support for state and local governments struggling with budget shortfalls. This year is highly unusual and will require investments that match these needs if we are to avoid learning loss and keep students and educators safe.
The world is facing an impending climate emergency. With the US spending more than the next 10 countries combined on our military budget, do you think that it is important that we transition some of those resources to combat and build resiliency ahead of a predicted global climate catastrophe? How can Connecticut’s existing engineering, manufacturing, and technical project management expertise be transitioned to address that next emergency before it is too late?
Beyond the threat it poses to our planet, tackling this challenge is an opportunity to create good jobs in manufacturing and a green economy. I support the US rejoining the Paris Accord, restoring fuel efficiency standards and methane controls at once. I recently helped pass HR 4447, a bipartisan bill which would take critical steps toward combating climate change while also boosting our economy. The bill will grow new renewable energy sources, increase the energy efficiency of homes and other buildings, modernize and harden our electric grid, and help electrify our transportation sector.

Justin Anderson

22 CTNewsJunkie Reader Endorsements

Party: Republican

CEP Status:

Website: https://www.justinandersonforcongress.com/

Age: 49

Marital Status: Married

Current Residence: East Haddam

Current Job: Retired (Resigned from federal job, as Intelligence Officer to run for Congress)

Previous Job: Senior Intelligence Officer, Connecticut Army National Guard (Over 30 years of military service)

Previous Job: Correctional Officer (Retired. Over 20 years in a maximum security facility)

Education: Bachelor, Liberal Arts (3.5 years at University on New Haven, Criminal Justice)

Despite statements to the contrary by various individuals, PPE has remained in short supply throughout the country. If elected, how will you ensure that every state and US territory is provided with enough medical supplies and capacity to manage the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the next one(s)?
It is important to understand, that as a responsible administration, if you deplete national stocks of prepositioned supplies, you must not only replenish it, but ensure stocks are rotated and within expiration standards. Neither one of these occurred after the H1N1 pandemic. There are five regions in Connecticut for Emergency Response. I was one of five military personnel (working with Region 1) as the Liaison Officer between local administrators, municipalities and the military. President Trump began re-stockpiling strategic stores, along with securing commercial stocks. Connecticut requested these supplies. The Connecticut military set up a warehouse in New Britain. The Air-guard transported the supplies to Point of Distribution (POD) centers and I was one of five military personnel ensuring municipal requests were filled and pushed out to the first responders: police, fire and medical responders. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is critical for first responders and hospitals. Connecticut had multiple avenues to push PPE and other assets. The Soldiers were placed on Active Duty by the federal government to assist the states. We were ahead of the emergency response game, and I was proud to be supporting Region 1 in these times of crises. There are only two states in the entire Nation listed as having “contained” the Covid-19 virus. Vermont and Connecticut. Federal assistance made our operation possible. You cannot give credit to our state government without crediting the federal response.
The coronavirus has placed a tremendous strain on the healthcare system, and the rise in unemployment has resulted in many people losing their health insurance, amplifying disparities in access to health care. If elected, what would you do to help the healthcare system and all the people who need it? Would you expand coverage with a public option or a Medicare For All concept, something else, or nothing?
Better health care is something we should always strive for. It is also easy to pretend ACA had merit, although many fixes were made to allow it to survive. We need to remember the original impact of ACA. Those with good plans often lost them. Those on employer plans often lost their doctor or were moved to an unaffordable plan with either higher deductibles, or lower coverage. Due to ACA my own son lost employment hours to ensure the employer would not be responsible for insurance. Then, when my son simply could not afford insurance at all, he was force to pay a substantial annual penalty, for not having medical insurance. The truth is, the articles written about the ACA, referred to it as being in a “death spiral”. It was. After many attempted fixes in the Obama administration, the current administration had a choice of making additional fixes, or allowing it to crash and burn, which would have hurt millions. The current administration made the needed fixes and removed the penalty, for those who could not afford any insurance. We are now faced with allowing a single payer system to become the new standard, at which time, over 150 million hard working Americans, with insurance, will lose those plans and we will all be placed in the same system governed by the government. This is not acceptable. Not for any one of those Union workers, or those who can afford premium plans, or those who have exceptional employers. I will support a plan that is more inclusive for all, regardless of whether ACA is made better, or simply replaced. The concerns must be placed on lowering the cost of medication, protecting pre-existing conditions and making sure we provide for our retired community first. Government has not proven it can run anything with fiscal responsibility, from the Postal Service to Social Security. People should not work their entire lives and lose everything, they worked so hard for, just to stay healthy in their later years. Even the Veteran Hospitals now offer the choice to go to a private doctor, if the VA cannot provide adequate care in a reasonable time. This is the opposite of moving to a single payer system. This also begs the question; in a single payer system, are veterans forced into that, or do they continue through the VA systems already in place? A single payer system will destroy the best medical treatment available in the world. We need to move forward, but with caution.
Do you agree or disagree with President Trump's recent decisions to label certain American cities as "anarchist," and to send federal agents – uninvited by local authorities – into cities such as Portland, Oregon? In your opinion, is this a legitimate use of federal force and rhetoric, or is this an overreach?
Federal Agents are not being deployed to these cities to address “Anarchists”. The President has rightfully decided that he will do so, only when requested by the state. That is the standard, that is what is happening. There was some confusion with agents going to protect federal property. It should be clear that federal agents have responsibility and a duty to protect federal property. There was an article in The Atlantic, “Obama on Baltimore: Violent Rioters ‘Need to be Treated as Criminal’. (April 28th, 2015). Obama sent 100 federal agents to Baltimore prior to the court decision to address a possible riot. This should make it clear that when requested, it is legitimate. Currently federal agents have responded when invited or for protection of federal property. They have not stepped in to replace local law enforcement against the will of local politicians.
The pandemic has led to massive changes in our workforce, with many jobs disappearing entirely, at least for now. If elected, how do you envision reshaping the workforce to create new opportunities for those whose jobs have evaporated – for example, in restaurants and bars and throughout the service sector?
We need to allow a safe opening of our economy with proper incentives to conduct business in a safe manner. That statement means something different for each individual business. The restaurant and bar industries are very susceptible to reduced capabilities. These businesses rely on filling to a certain capacity in order to make a profit. A great tool would be a 0% loan which allows for increased space or facility augmentations. Screens, outdoor additions and better cleaning protocols will all help. In Connecticut we need to ensure the best possible opportunity for vocational skills which will ensure a skilled labor force for our military contracts. There are good paying jobs in sheet metal, electronics, and various other skill sets, which are needed to support our military contract industry, such as Electric Boat. I would fully work to expand those types for pipelines of skilled labor.
COVID-19 and the resulting recession have increased the number of people who qualify for Medicaid just when state revenues are dropping. Will you support more relief for state Medicaid programs to continue coverage levels and ensure access to providers?
I fully support additional funding for state Medicaid programs. As stated before, a healthcare program must be considered that allows guaranteed healthcare for those who have spent a lifetime paying taxes and supporting the American economy. Additionally, Husky and various other programs are needed to support those under bad economic conditions, to ensure the children are taken care of and do not succumb to treatable conditions which are far more costly, if not addressed.
The coronavirus is going to be with us for the foreseeable future, bringing with it, massive ongoing disruption to all of our systems, from food supply to employment to health care to education and more. From a broad perspective, how do you holistically envision addressing this crisis in the long-term?
Historically, severe pandemics, plagues and similar concerns are self-correcting. There is an enormous team of scientists that are driving the decision making. It is dishonest to believe the president himself is making the CDC force policy on America. If anything, it is the other way around and the science is based on new conditions and a new threat, which is not fully understood. Therefore, as we learn more, science can have changing protocols. This is normal with every new medical threat. The idea that there is a perfect unchanging science on the current “new” pandemic is simply not true. We will keep learning and keep perfecting the information that allow us to live life as safely as possible. Science and history have shown that viruses mutate to survive. Killing the host is counter-productive, therefore it is reasonable that the COVID-19 may become far less deadly and far easier to spread. Ultimately, that is the equivalent of the flu, which kills about 60,000 per year, on average. Vehicle incidents kill about 3,500 per day, yet no one has lowered the speed limit to 30 miles per hour, with a governor on the throttle. At some point we trade safety for freedom. That can be an arbitrary trade off, which allows for the politicization of these types of events. Medical threats are real, but we need to deal with the medical threat and not the repercussions of partisan political ideology.
Many Americans are now calling racism a public health crisis in our country, with policy implications and disparities across multiple sectors like law enforcement, residential zoning, healthcare access, employment, and educational equity, among others. What measures must Congress take to address racism and its impact over many generations in America?
Racism is real and when you travel to other countries, you see not only how real it is, but how well we are doing in America comparatively. One of the major contributors to this divide is the current media. Identity politics has been normalized, and although it brings light to real concerns, it makes things worse. We can often agree when we see racist policies or concerns that must be addressed, but the idea that calling everyone who politically disagrees with you a racist, will never bring Americans closer together. The people I have known for the last 30 years are still the same people. I do not socialize with racists people. I do not really know any. People like that have never been in my circles. That said, no one I know has recently and suddenly become racist. I have been in the military for over thirty years. When you are in a combat unit, every life depends on teamwork. Race or color is never a thought. The same thing can be said as a corrections officer. I spent over 20 years in a maximum-security prison. We were, and are, all brothers and sisters. No color, race or sex matters. It is family. They always have been. They always will be. So where has the hate come from? The answer is the media. I do not imply racism does not exist or is not a concern. Certainly, it does exist, and we need to address it, but we need to bring people together to overcome it. We need to treat each other as equals and work together for positive solutions. Anyone who thinks that calling everyone else a racist based along party ideology, is never going to solve the problem. The goal should be to solve the problem. If we conduct ourselves in a manner that creates anger or division, then we are not really trying to solve a very real social issue.
What measures do you support to help protect voting rights this year and for the years ahead, within the context of the pandemic and post-pandemic voting?
The right to vote should never be hampered. Connecticut does not require a picture identification to vote, so one must wonder how the “right” to vote is in question. Partisan redistricting does not hinder a person’s right to vote, but it can change delegate results at the national level. One might state that dark money changes a person’s right to vote, it does not. However, it can allow a Hollywood personality to finance an election here in Connecticut. Sending out ballots to every person in the state does not stop a person’s right to vote, but it does raise concerns of whether every person’s vote is properly counted. Votes are lost, tossed and filled out incorrectly, which does hamper a person’s vote, and the ensuing election results. Some states have sent out the actual ballots to every single individual, whether they are requested, or not. Connecticut, at least, has had the sense to require a ‘request’ for ballot. Mass dissemination of ballots is a recipe for widespread unsavory activity. If ballots are fraudulently submitted, sent in late, or incorrectly filled out, that strips Americans of the idea of a fair and honest election. How we protect truly our right to vote, is by ensuring our votes are not tainted with dishonest results. Every vote must count, and every vote must legitimate.
Do you agree or disagree with President Trump’s directive for all schools to return to a full schedule this school year? What parameters and/or process do you endorse in making decisions involving the operation of public schools in the age of COVID-19?
The President certainly, can have an opinion on whether students should return to school. It is an opinion. To state it is a directive, you would need to have a Presidential Executive Order directing schools to return to a full schedule. School schedules are determined at the state and local level. I support each school district making those determinations based on each area specific COVID-19 threat concerns, and the latest scientific information.
The world is facing an impending climate emergency. With the US spending more than the next 10 countries combined on our military budget, do you think that it is important that we transition some of those resources to combat and build resiliency ahead of a predicted global climate catastrophe? How can Connecticut’s existing engineering, manufacturing, and technical project management expertise be transitioned to address that next emergency before it is too late?
The question here assumes we know America can have an impact on world climate change. We cannot even get India and China to make any meaningful commitments towards climate change policy. America has done better, than most of the world, in terms of lowering the carbon footprint and ensuring cleaner air and water. The Obama administration invested $500 million on Solyndra, for solar power. Solyndra went bankrupt. I am not against subsidies for alternative energy projects, but fossil fuel is a proven commodity. When a specific energy source has become a proven alternative to fossil fuel, then we can lean in that direction. As technology improves, it would make sense that alternative energies will become more viable and we can phase out the need for fossil fuels. Many do not know that fossil fuels are required to create other renewable energy sources. As a Soldier, that has served in a combat theater multiple times, I understand the need to keep our troops out of harm’s way, when possible. The best way to ensure peace is through a strong military force, which stands as a deterrent to global threats. Supporting this expenditure not only makes America safer, it protects the Connecticut economy. Manufacturing, commercial and small business has been pushed out of our state and the government contracts we obtain help ensure a tax base to support the state’s economy and state budget. These important economic contracts are supported by Electric Boat, Sikorsky and Pratt & Whitney, among others.

Cassandra Martineau

2 CTNewsJunkie Reader Endorsements

Party: Green Party

CEP Status:

Website: https://www.cass4congress.rocks/

Age: 54

Marital Status: Married

Current Residence: WILLIMANTIC

Current Job: Unemployed

Previous Job: Group home worker

Previous Job: Assistant to the Pride Center at ECSU

Education: Masters in Early Childhood Education

Despite statements to the contrary by various individuals, PPE has remained in short supply throughout the country. If elected, how will you ensure that every state and US territory is provided with enough medical supplies and capacity to manage the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the next one(s)?
I believe in harnessing and empowering communities. I have personally helped make and give away many cloth masks (better for the environment!), and have inspired others to do so, as well. I would love to explore ways to help local maskmakers supply their communities.
The coronavirus has placed a tremendous strain on the healthcare system, and the rise in unemployment has resulted in many people losing their health insurance, amplifying disparities in access to health care. If elected, what would you do to help the healthcare system and all the people who need it? Would you expand coverage with a public option or a Medicare For All concept, something else, or nothing?
Single Payer Now. It was absurd that this was blocked by both Democrats and Republicans when 68% of bankruptcies were due to medical bills, when insulin started skyrocketing for profit. For-profit healthcare is killing us. It's inexcusable that this issue isn't being championed by EVERYONE during a pandemic.
Do you agree or disagree with President Trump's recent decisions to label certain American cities as "anarchist," and to send federal agents – uninvited by local authorities – into cities such as Portland, Oregon? In your opinion, is this a legitimate use of federal force and rhetoric, or is this an overreach?
Never. Republicans seem to lionize the 2nd Amendment, while ignoring the 1st. People's right to assemble and free speech shall not be impeded. Not with permits, not with secret police, not by local police.
The pandemic has led to massive changes in our workforce, with many jobs disappearing entirely, at least for now. If elected, how do you envision reshaping the workforce to create new opportunities for those whose jobs have evaporated – for example, in restaurants and bars and throughout the service sector?
Sadly, the Covid pandemic makes indoor dining one of the most dangerous places to be right now. I support helping businesses navigate take out/outside dining until we can create safe, separated areas to dine indoors, such as plastic dividers between tables.
COVID-19 and the resulting recession have increased the number of people who qualify for Medicaid just when state revenues are dropping. Will you support more relief for state Medicaid programs to continue coverage levels and ensure access to providers?
Connecticut is one of the states most heavily dependent on military spending, 2nd District most of all. More submarines means jobs around New London, but less money for the rest of the district. I propose cutting military spending 10% across the board, and redirecting the funds to health care, subsidies for workers and Medicare for All. Increasing Medicaid and Social Security strengthens those families with need.
The coronavirus is going to be with us for the foreseeable future, bringing with it, massive ongoing disruption to all of our systems, from food supply to employment to health care to education and more. From a broad perspective, how do you holistically envision addressing this crisis in the long-term?
Single Payer is a must. We also need elected officials to come together around facts. It's appalling that Coronavirus, one of the biggest immediate direct threats to our well being, has been politicized. We need a government people can trust, and officials who prioritize the 99% over the profits of the 1%. Society has been restructured, over 30 years of ever increasingly fanatical Republicans and Corporate Democrats, to favor the wealthiest over the rest of us. Time to reverse these horrid neoliberal policies.
Many Americans are now calling racism a public health crisis in our country, with policy implications and disparities across multiple sectors like law enforcement, residential zoning, healthcare access, employment, and educational equity, among others. What measures must Congress take to address racism and its impact over many generations in America?
George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and the Breathe Act are good starts. I believe in removing racists from official positions/police departments, the judiciary, etc. No one who isn't ready to serve all people equally and fairly is up to the job. This is critical, as no system will work with racist overseers. Police stations across the nation MUST be demilitarized and turned to serve communities. Reallocating funds from aggressive policing to social solutions is part of this solution.
What measures do you support to help protect voting rights this year and for the years ahead, within the context of the pandemic and post-pandemic voting?
1. Automatic voter registration. Everyone, at 18, is registered. People may be given the option to opt out. 2. Voting week, rather than voting day, with access for all. 3. Greater safeguards against voting machines being rigged. Mandates for adequate polling stations according to population, rather than skin color. 4. Institute ranked-choice voting, to give voters greater liberty to vote for the candidate they want, not just the "lesser of two evils."
Do you agree or disagree with President Trump’s directive for all schools to return to a full schedule this school year? What parameters and/or process do you endorse in making decisions involving the operation of public schools in the age of COVID-19?
I believe Democrat Lamont rushed us back to school too early. Without a guarantee of adequate supplies, extra staff, a better plan for teachers other than, "If you get exposed, keep working," which means work until you are sick. Distance learning until we get better control over managing Covid, until more families take precautions seriously.
The world is facing an impending climate emergency. With the US spending more than the next 10 countries combined on our military budget, do you think that it is important that we transition some of those resources to combat and build resiliency ahead of a predicted global climate catastrophe? How can Connecticut’s existing engineering, manufacturing, and technical project management expertise be transitioned to address that next emergency before it is too late?
We need the energy behind the New Deal, except focusing on the environment and jobs. Let's have a Green New Deal, with local control, implementation, and maintenance. Currently, we are importing solar panels, etc. While both mainstream parties are dedicated to carbon fuels, giving them outrageous subsidies and tax breaks, neither is addressing climate catastrophe in a real way. Time is running out to mitigate the worst of climate change. We need real, immediate, and drastic changes in how we make and distribute energy, and we do not have the time to wait for Big Oil to profit from it.

Daniel Reale

3 CTNewsJunkie Reader Endorsements

Party: Libertarian Party

CEP Status:

Website: http://danrealeforcongress.com/

Age: 36

Marital Status: Divorced

Current Residence: Plainfield

Current Job: Paralegal

Previous Job: Lab Tech

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Education: HH Ellis Tech