One of You
My name is Tiffany Drake, and I’m one of you. I wasn’t born into wealth or prominence. My family was of modest means, but we were hard-working and always tried to make things better every day for ourselves and those around us. I witnessed the everyday struggles of working families firsthand, and I know that regular people without lots of money are routinely overlooked by our political system and by the very politicians who are supposed to work for us and be our voice.
Wealthy special interests buy politicians and have far more influence over policy than average voters like us. That’s where I want to be different… Power should come from individual voters, and politicians should put our interests first. That’s exactly why I want to work for you. It’s time to reimagine Texas and focus our government back onto regular Texans, as it should have been all along.
Most of our current politicians don’t want to fix the system, because they benefit from it. Wealthy interests pour huge amounts of money into campaigns, and the investment pays off massively for them, but at the cost of ignoring regular people like us. Just look at campaign financial reports, and you will easily see which candidates are backed by wealthy interests and must answer to them. I’d rather answer to you, because I’m one of you. Our vote is our power! Join me to help take back our power and make government work for us.
Our voters in District 62 have been asked what the most critical problem is facing our district, and the answer has been crystal clear: affordable housing. Rental and mortgage costs have skyrocketed, pouring historical profits into the pockets of the already wealthy, while wages have gone nowhere. If elected, I will hold the Texas government into account for overtaxing us by $18 billion dollars last year, and for the cost of Operation Lone Star of 10.5 billion dollars, which has accomplished nothing at all. My initiative will be to demand that the state of Texas relieve taxes on landlords and mortgage lenders, with the stipulation that the savings is passed on to the renter or home buyer.
The next immediate threat to the well-being of our community is the Republican government’s attack on public education. Their mission is to fund private schools for the already wealthy, so that low- and middle-income children do not receive education at all. The rich will put their $8,000 check into private school tuition, while struggling families will use that $8,000 for food, medicine and other needs. An uneducated public is much easier to rule over, and they rarely vote. This is the Republican vision, and I will fight against it every day.
Based on the actions of our leaders, it’s clear that the State of Texas would rather see women die than to let them end a pregnancy, no matter how the pregnancy happened, how the pregnancy is going, or the preference of the person who is pregnant. Texas also has the highest health insurance costs in the nation, the highest maternal mortality rate in the entire world, and the poorest served for healthcare in the nation. If elected, I will demand that Texas accept Medicaid expansion and offer no-cost perinatal care to all Texas women and pediatric health care to all children – a responsible investment in our future (children) that will pay off many times over in the future.
I am Tiffany Drake. I fought hard for everything I ever had my whole life, and I won. Now I want to fight for you! Please vote for me November 5th, 2024 and help us reimagine Texas.
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