Letter: What women want
Polls show 95 percent of women want a minimum wage increase, and 90 percent of us want Congress to vote for equal pay for equal work. Sixty-four percent want to expand the Affordable Care Act to a single payer system or Medicare for all, removing employers controlling our health care options.
Also, 74 percent want Medicaid expansion in all states. 87 percent want legislators to remove the Social Security cap of $117,000 and reinstate the 24 percent of funding cuts by legislators over last decade. Sixty-nine percent of us want lawmakers to strengthen and defend Medicare and not privatize or put a cap on coverage.
Seventy percent oppose cuts to food stamps, 85 percent support helping low-wage women with affordable quality child care, and 84 percent of us want you to make college more affordable.
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Seventy-seven percent of us want a jobs strategy that is focused on manufacturing and infrastructure, 71 percent want lawmakers to vote to build and repair roads, bridges and construct high-speed rail.
We want to tax the 13 million millionaires, 492 billionaires and stop giving away 50 percent of our tax revenues -- more than $3 trillion a year -- to corporations. A vote for a Democrat is a vote for the people.
RONDA EVANS, Kennewick