Issues

Learn the issues, get to the heart of the matter.  Win big in 2017 and 2018!  Click on the issues below to bring up our positions.

Minimum Wage

Hard-working Americans deserve fair wages. This means that full time workers deserve to afford adequate housing, transportation, medical insurance, childcare, food, and clothing. No working person or family should have to live in poverty. Labor wages have not increased since the recession even though corporate profits have rebounded. That is why Democrats support increasing a minimum wage.  Additionally, because the cost of living is higher in cities, Alabama should allow cities to adopt their own minimum wage laws. 

We believe that the state legislature should allow – and not interfere – laws that municipalities and counties enact that allow them to take care of their own citizens and economies.

Policing, Crime, Drugs and Justice Reform
The Madison County Democrats support ending an overly cruel and destructive system of mass incarceration. Currently, the mandatory minimum sentencing approach increases the number of people sent to prison and the time they spend incarcerated. Private prisons alleviate overcrowding and minimize costs per prisoner but constantly border on inhumane treatment of prisoners and unsafe conditions for staff. These hard-line solutions continue to increase the number of prisoners per resident with no end in sight. When coupled with inadequate education in minority neighborhoods, this approach relegates sizable portions of the population to a life of underemployment and poverty.
Women's Health Care

Politicians in Montgomery have been trying since 2011 to take away a woman's right to make her own personal health care decisions. It is a blatant attack on the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and will compromise the availability of safe health care options for thousands of women in Alabama.

We advocate for the availability of clinics that provide preventive and treatment health care options such as regular exams, cancer screenings birth control, and other reproductive care services to women who cannot afford services otherwise, and the right to privacy in all her healthcare options.

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