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Best Candidates for Working People, 2018: Susie Lee

Susie Lee
AFL-CIO

This November's elections are shaping up to be among the most consequential in recent U.S. history. Throughout the summer and fall, we are taking a look at the best candidates for working people. Today, we feature Susie Lee, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives from Nevada.

Here are some of the key reasons why Lee is one of the best candidates for working people in 2018:

  • She wants to ensure that working-class families have health care and can save for retirement.

  • Lee will protect service industry employees who rely on tips in addition to their wages.

  • She will fight to make sure that no worker faces discrimination because of their disability, race or sexual orientation.

  • Lee will protect Social Security and Medicare for future generations, including making sure they keep up with cost-of-living increases.

  • She wants to increase funding for early childhood education and programs for children living in poverty.

  • Lee wants to increase funding for training and apprenticeship programs.

  • She favors allowing Medicare to negotiate with insurance companies for lower prescription drug prices.

  • Lee supports comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.

  • She supports legislation that will protect temporary protected status recipients and Dreamers.

  • Lee supports efforts to achieve gender pay equity.

  • She will fight for fair representation of women in leadership roles as part of a comprehensive approach to reducing sexual misconduct and harassment in the workplace.

  • Lee will fight for paid family leave.

  • She will advocate for training and education programs that help veterans smoothly enter the civilian workforce.

To learn more about Lee, visit her website.