Emily Martz supports a single payer, universal healthcare system because she believes that all Americans must have guaranteed access to quality health care, regardless of income and employment status.
What makes Emily Martz angry? Pharmaceutical executives and CEOs of insurance companies making millions of dollars a year, while hard-working North Country families still can’t afford a simple doctor’s visit.
And who makes Emily angry? Not just the executives,but also the politicians, who are supposed to be representing the people of their districts, their state, and their country, and who also get full healthcare benefits from their employer (the taxpayers). Shouldn’t we elect representatives who will serve all of us and make sure all of us receive equal protection?
Emily Martz supports a single payer, universal healthcare system because she believes that all Americans must have guaranteed access to quality health care, regardless of income and employment status. She believes in single payer health insurance, the best way of insuring that working people get the same care as the executives and the politicians. Electing Emily Martz will bring us one step closer to health care for all.
Emily is firmly committed to our public education system. Attacks on public school funding and teachers’ right to organize, led by DeVos and other far-right conservative billionaires, threaten our children’s success and the future of our communities. Emily will fight for the passage of S.8301 on day one of the 2019 Legislative Session in order to roll back the “test and punish” APPR scoring system. Emily believes that breaking the cycle of poverty starts with education and that 21st Century public education should address local needs while preparing students to fulfill their own potential.
Our state is stronger when our communities are good places to live and work, when they are prosperous, and when everyone can participate in that prosperity.
My leadership in economic development has shown that our communities and local economies have the power to create jobs that pay enough to put food on the table and save for retirement. We can harness this power with a Senator in Albany devoted to creating common sense policies that work for our communities.
But right now, working families are getting left behind, especially in rural America, where people are leaving and childhood poverty rates in places such as Franklin County are as high as 30%. Yet, we see New York Republicans side with the far-right billionaire agenda to funnel money from our public schools to charter schools, limit wages, and restrict healthcare access.
After 20 years, it is time to elect a State Senator who will focus on solving these problems.
Women's Reproductive Rights
Because of the Supreme Court’s FACT Act decision and Justice Kennedy’s retirement, women’s reproductive rights and everyone’s access to family planning are central issues in Emily’s campaign. Betty Little opposes sex education in public schools and a woman’s right to choose. Given the pending change in the SCOTUS, Emily will fight to codify reproductive rights into NY’s health code, and to ensure that employers and insurance companies cannot restrict access to contraception. This issue is about women and families’ rights to control their future without government interference.
The entire world depends upon curbing climate change. For the benefit of the environment, people’s health, and the region’s economy, Emily supports focusing resources on expanding clean and renewable energy industries. One of the biggest costs families face are heating costs in the winter, and Emily will work to expand energy efficiency programs to both reduce energy use and to save families money. Emily supports NYS’s fracking ban and, unlike her opponent, opposes allowing other states to deposit their fracking waste in NYS.