Throughout high school, I could barely access Google Docs for my homework, and any time I Facetime any of my family the video cuts in and out. Rural Wisconsinites deserve better. We need to incentivize broadband companies to expand access to every home, and when they refuse, allow municipalities to build their own networks. High speed internet is a necessity and we cannot afford to leave anyone behind.
For as long as I can remember my dad heated our house with a wood boiler. This greatly protected our family from spikes in energy prices. This same protection for energy prices would be a huge win for every Wisconsinite. We need to ensure solar, geothermal, and other renewables are accessible to every family.
I was lucky to attend one of the best public schools in the state. All of my teachers rigorously prepared me for my future, from physics to band, and everywhere in between. We need to ensure that before we cut taxes willy-nilly, we invest in our public schools. We need to attract the best and most experienced educators we can to the state, pay them a fair and living wage, and ensure they have the freedom to teach their subjects to the best of their ability.
We have all seen how the state government has spent money supporting corporate boondoggles instead of Wisconsinites. Instead of spending billions to attract mega-corporations with no interest in our state, we need to invest in our infrastructure, health care, and education. Education builds our future, infrastructure allows us to get to it, and health care ensures we can all arrive together.
- Reproductive Healthcare
Patients should not be deprived of lifesaving medical prodcedures. Women are already being harmed, being denied basic miscarriage treatment, chemotherapy, and other necessary treatments. We are falling behind our neighboring states in ways that are already hurting Wisconsinites and will harm the future of our communities.
Each of our neighboring states have marijuana legalized in some way; Iowa medically while Michagan, Minnesota, and Illinois have forms of recreational use legalized. Wisconsin's laws are a gift to these states, with Wisconsinites needing to leave home to legally purchase and consume marijuana products, taking their tax and tourism dollars with them. We must take steps to catch up with our neighbors so we can ensure Wisconsin has a place in this growing industry.