Lutchi Gayot for Congress
We need a representative in Congress with a mission to service everyone living in our district. That is why I've decided to step up, as many other young Americans have this election year. We are in need of representation that recognizes that a family living in Sheepshead Bay shares the same educational, economic, and immigration concerns as a family residing in Kensington or East Flatbush. I want to bring fresh ideas to Washington DC in order to further our country's economic success for families, by supporting common sense legislation, that can both increase wages and maintain a friendly business environment to support higher wages.
Putting aside partisan arguments, we are all looking for the same ends: a safe place to live, great educational and economic opportunities regardless of the neighborhood you’re from.
Investments in education should complement our country's long-term economic goals. The best legacy we can leave behind for our future leaders, is making available a greater variety of educational opportunities- such as trade schools, to give students the skills necessary to run the technical industries of today and tomorrow.
The digital revolution has changed everything from how we catch a cab, to how we settle the tab with a group of friends at Sunday brunch. The blockchain is now the new frontier. This will revolutionize how we finance our common causes. Even if its just 1 dollar from a high school student, or several thousand from your local shopkeeper. Micro shares will be how our generation will invest in new startups and local small businesses. Blockchain Technology and micro shares will also allow local governments to raise capital quickly for affordable housing, and hospitals. This will make unstable municipal bonds a thing of the past. When I get to Washington D.C one of my very first proposals will be to prepare the legislative framework to standardize the use of blockchain and turn Satoshi Nakamoto’s ingenious vision into a greater good.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING & INFRASTRUCTURE
The housing crisis is the enormous elephant in the room that our leaders won’t talk about because they don't have the solution for it. This is the single largest threat to working families, but worst off are the younger generations who have yet to step out into the real world. This is why we must start working on the solution right now by expanding our transportation infrastructure.
Healthcare providers just like in any other industry, have employees that must be paid, drugs and equipment that must be financed. Additionally, physicians have student loans to pay off, so the costs are already through the roof before the doctor even sees the first patient.
My parents moved to the US from Haiti in the mid 60's. My father attended Brooklyn College, then worked for the Board of Education for nearly 20 years. My mother earned her license as a beautician and opened up her first of three beauty salons in 1975. I am the direct product of good immigration policy..
Personal Rights & Freedoms
How you love, or what a woman chooses for herself and her family should not be up for debate in the public square. For far too long, politicians have used these issues to force a wedge between us- still, further, nothing gets done. Our district is among the most diverse in the country, and I will stand on the right side of history when it comes to protecting everyone's civil liberties regardless of their skin color, gender, or sexual orientation.
Military spending is always a difficult issue for our country, but it's necessary. Although we strive to live in peace with all nations around the world, the reality of the situation today in 2018, is that many countries who do not have our best interests at heart are developing some of the most advanced weapon systems and capabilities.
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