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Best Candidates for Working People, 2018: Jacky Rosen

Jacky Rosen
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 Senate candidate Jacky Rosen from Nevada.

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

  • She is leading efforts to incentivize research and development hiring at technology companies, which has already created thousands of good-paying jobs across the state.

  • Rosen wants to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

  • She supports paid family and medical leave.

  • Rosen wants to invest in vocational training and apprenticeship programs.

  • She favors better pay for teachers and better funding for public schools.

  • A top priority for her is to encourage girls to go into STEM and computer science programs.

  • Rosen wants a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United so we can get special interest money out of electoral politics.

  • She opposes efforts to cut Medicare. 

  • Rosen supports comprehensive immigration reform that provides an earned pathway to citizenship.

  • She will fight against any efforts to privatize or weaken Social Security.

  • Rosen has fought to improve health care for veterans, raise service member pay, end veteran homelessness, improve veterans' access to child care, expand education programs for service members and provide tax credits to businesses that hire veterans.

  • She will fight for equal pay for equal work.

To learn more about Rosen, visit her website.