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CONTRIBUTE

Help us reach our goal

CONTRIBUTE

Help us reach our goal
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Liberty & Freedom

Legalize Marijuana

There are more than 30,000 marijuana-related arrests made each year in Georgia costing the state much needed money to process each infraction and house inmates found “guilty” of the consumption of marijuana. In 2018 11 Alive News found that more than 55% of Georgians support recreational marijuana legalization and yet the entrenched politicians at the capitol building refuse to take this seriously. We need to end the disastrous war on drugs immediately and legalize marijuana including the immediate pardon of every inmate currently held on marijuana related charges and all previous marijuana charges dropped from all residents.

End the Gay and Trans Panic Defense

In the State of Georgia it is “legal” for an individual to murder a member of the LGBTQ+ community if they claim that they were subjected to “temporary insanity” due to the revelation of same-sex attraction of transgender expression. Murder is murder and we should treat it as such.

Ranked Choice Voting

The duopoly of our political system discourages proper political expression as voting citizens are pushed into one of two ideological camps. With a ranked voting system people would be able to exercise their ability to vote with more freedom of choice.

End the Electoral College

Dirt doesn’t vote so why should it be used to determine voting power in federal elections? States like Wyoming have 0.56% of the total electoral votes despite only having 0.175% of the national population and Georgia’s electoral power is hurt because of this. We have 3.2% of the national population but only 2.9% of the federal voting power. By working with other states we can pass state-level legislation which will allocate our electoral college delegates to automatically go towards whoever won the national popular vote. This means that every voice is heard and every vote is counted.

Pass the Equal Rights Amendment

The Equal Rights Amendment’s text is simple: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex” yet this common sense amendment has been stalled for decades due to anti-feminist sentiment. Lets pass it as a state and get it ratified to our Constitution!

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Economy & Welfare

Fix the Welfare System

Our existing welfare system discourages individuals and families from obtaining a higher income because if a welfare receipient receives more than $1 over their allowed income level then they lose all of their benefits. This creates a situation where working more hours, seeking a promotion, or receiving a raise could result in earning less money for their families. It makes no behavioral sense for us to continue our state-administered welfare system this way. If we phase welfare programs out by $1 for every $2 the individual makes then we will encourage more people to take on new jobs, seek promotions, and be entrepreneurs which will allow them to better escape impoverishing conditions.

Raise Minimum Wage

Minimum wage peaked in 1968 and it has never been higher. When adjusted for inflation the 1968 minimum wage would be equal to $11.87/hr today. Georgia’s current minimum wage is $5.15/hr while the Federal minimum wage is currently set at $7.25/hr. This is not a livable wage and it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to sustain an individual or family on this hourly wage. By raising the minimum wage and tying it to inflation rates we will never have to worry about raising the minimum wage ever again and we can finally give Georgian families the ability to secure economic independence and freedom.

Legally Classify Worker Cooperatives

Ronald Reagan said it best, “I can’t help but believe that in the future we will see in the United States and throughout the Western world an increasing trend towards the next logical step, employee ownership. It is a path that befits a free people.” Georgia doesn’t currently have the legal classification for worker cooperatives. We should work to encourage the creation of worker cooperatives within our legal framework to ensure that more companies can follow the ideals of employee ownership.

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Healthcare

Protect Women's Healthcare

The state has no authority to restrict women’s reproductive healthcare rights. Period. Bodily autonomy is a cornerstone of any democratic society and we need to ensure that this concept is extended fully to every woman in the state. Abortion rights should be accessible while we simutanously work to reduce the total amount of abortions each year through adequate sexual education and by ensuring contraceptive coverage for any woman who wants to take control of her own reproductive health.

Expand Medicaid

Georgia is one of fourteen states that hasn’t expanded medicaid to cover its own citizens. This creates a coverage gap for individuals who don’t qualify for personal insurance coverage due to their income levels but make too much per year to qualify for existing medicaid/medicare coverages. The uninsured national average is 19% while Georgia’s uninsured rate is as high as 27%. When we focus on ensuring that every Georgian is covered then we strengthen our communities and our state.

Cap Insulin Prices

States like Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Virginia, and West Virginia have all passed laws which limit the monthly amount of patients’ copays and out-of-pocket expenses for insulin and it’s time we follow their lead. Many Georgians are forced to choose between insulin and other expenses like rent, food, car payments, etc. This forces our neighbors to ration a life-saving drug which they need to survive which harms and even kills them. By capping insulin prices we can ensure that our fellow Georgians aren’t financially extorted due to a drug they’re required to have just to live.

Firearm Safety

While generally left to each individual county’s Board of Education we should start to work towards comprehensive firearm safety lessons being taught in every public school starting in the elementary grade levels. Hundreds of children are killed each year via accidental or unintentional discharges and I firmly believe that if children understood the dangers associated with guns and were taught to be more respectful of these tools then we could minimize firearm related injuries for our society.

The working class candidate

VOTE FOR WILLIAM HARRIS
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About William

The Working-Class Candidate

I’m a hard working American, just like you and it’s time that our political institutions start to look more like us and less like the entrenched politician class who only seek to advance their own personal agendas. Happily married with two children. When I’m not working to provide for my family, you might can find me encouraging backyard gardening and sending out seed kits to people who are interested in becoming more self-sufficient.

Georgia College & State University, Bachelor's of Business Administration

Left-Libertarian

Mutual Aid Advocate

Georgian Resident Since Birth

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William Harris Georgia State Rep District 73
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