This past week, President Obama laid out his economic vision for the future. We’ve come a long way from the worst days of the financial crisis in 2008. The President’s economic stimulus package worked and so did the hard work, resilience and determination of the American people.
But there’s more to do.
To continue moving forward, we need a disciplined approach to boost and sustain the economy – one that makes critical investments. We need to restore that basic American tenant that if you work hard you can get ahead.
Republicans in Washington and in Georgia have lost sight on what matters most to middle class families: education, home ownership, small business opportunities, retirement and affordable health care.
Republican insistence on political gridlock comes at a cost. It doesn’t just threaten the economic progress we’ve made – it also prevents us from addressing the challenges of providing Georgians with a secure job that pays enough to support a middle class life; ensuring access to a quality education that equips young people for the job market; living up to a promise made to seniors for a retirement free from financial anxiety; and, providing access to affordable health care for all.
During the next month, we want to hear from you about the challenges you face every day to provide a secure quality of life for you and your family. Whether you are a recent college graduate budgeting the repayment of a student loan while struggling to find a job, a mother working for a minimum wage, or a retiree concerned about your financial security in the next 10 or 20 years, we want to share your story and give a voice to the people that our party and President are fighting for.
We are looking for real people with real stories.
Please send us a few paragraphs to [email protected] and tell us about the challenges you face each day. Be sure to include your first name and the city you live in. We’ll share them through our website and social media.
The Democratic Party of Georgia wants to make sure your voice is heard.