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SamforGeorgia22 karma

I am concerned about the direction Trump is taking our country, and disagree with many of the actions he’s taken including: undermining the Affordable Care Act, entering into a trade war, the deregulation of our financial institutions, repealing environmental protections, and the continued disparagement of immigrants in our country.

After the November elections, I hope we will have a U.S. Congress that holds accountable the executive branch as envisioned by our Founders.

SamforGeorgia20 karma

Two years ago, at the age of 31, I unseated a three-term Republican chairwoman and became the first Asian American Democrat and first openly gay man elected to the Georgia General Assembly. I was able to do so by building a diverse, vibrant coalition. More than 25 percent of my district are between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. Low voter turnout amongst millennials is the biggest challenge for my reelection campaign. In 2016, millennial voters were key to my success, and they will continue to play a vital role this time around.

SamforGeorgia20 karma

Hey! Thanks for the question. My biggest legislative goal is to pass Medicaid expansion in Georgia. This would provide access to healthcare to more than 500,000 Georgians, and bring in billions of federal dollars to create more than 50,000 jobs in the healthcare sector and save our struggling rural hospitals.

SamforGeorgia18 karma

As an incremental pragmatist, the first step for me to is to ensure all Georgians have health insurance - whether it be through public or private means. I ran for office to expand Medicaid after my mother was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in 2014. She was given 4 to 6 months to live without chemotherapy, and two years with chemotherapy. Because of public health insurance (Medicare and Medicaid), she was able to live more than three years without pain before passing away earlier this year. I believe the opportunity she was blessed to have is the same opportunity every Georgian and American should have. So, I will continue to fight one step at a time until we have universal healthcare.

SamforGeorgia10 karma

Yes. I believe Georgia has the opportunity to turn blue, and elect Stacey Abrams, Sarah Riggs Amico and a slew of top-notch Democratic candidates across the state. Going back to 2012, in statewide races Democrats have fallen short on average anywhere between 200,000 to 250,000 votes. At the same time, there are more than 1.5 million eligible voters who lean Democrat. By investing in people-powered campaigns where we are doing the hard work of talking to voters at the doors, we have an opportunity to turn Georgia blue this year. If we turn out, we win.