I urge you to vote, and when you do, to vote for Lisa Brown. Brown deserves your support for many reasons, certainly including her record of working across the aisle to get things accomplished. But here are my top three reasons for supporting Brown.
Health care: Brown voted to expand health care programs and to lower costs for prescription drugs in Washington state. Rep. McMorris Rodgers voted for a plan that caused many thousands of eastern Washington residents to lose their health care plans; voted against lowering drug costs for seniors; and voted to allow insurance companies charge higher premiums for people with pre-existing conditions.
Economy: Brown has advocated for tax decreases such as lowering property taxes for seniors and the Working Family Tax Credit. Brown has led fights for equal pay for equal work for women. Rep. McMorris Rodgers voted for a tax bill that gives 80 percent of the benefits to corporations and the top 1 percent of earners and has voted repeatedly against equal pay for women.
Education: Brown has helped create new scholarships for college students and, when she was serving as chancellor of WSU Spokane, tuition was reduced twice. She also worked to allow members of military families stationed in Washington to receive in-state tuition. Rep. McMorris Rodgers voted for the largest cut to student financial aid in history.
We need Brown's leadership in Congress on health care, the economy and education. Join me in voting for Brown.