Edmond Democratic Women announces endorsement for Jackie Phillips, a democratic candidate for State House District 81. Jackie shares the values of the Edmond Democratic Women and the we believe she will be a strong representative for Edmond. For more information about Jackie or to volunteer to help with her campaign efforts, please visit her website at https://jackiephillips2018.com/.
These are just a few issues that Jackie is passionate about:
“Our state must provide a high-quality education system to ensure continued social and economic prosperity and opportunity. Underfunding continues to fuel our teacher shortage, excessive class sizes, and our inability to provide updated textbooks and basic needs for our classrooms and students. This is unacceptable.”
“Oklahoma’s budget crisis continues because our legislators keep kicking the can down the road. Years of tax cuts have created revenue shortfalls for core agencies. We need representatives who will stand up to the status quo and create recurring and consistent revenue sources for the long term. “
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
“It’s time for Oklahoma to get SMART on crime. Oklahoma’s high incarceration rate is depleting our education budget, breaking up families, and overwhelming our DHS system. None of this makes us safer. Oklahoma has incarcerated citizens at a higher rate than any other state for nearly 30 years.”
HEALTHCARE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
“Budget cuts to treatment dollars, limited proven mental health interventions, closure of treatment facilities and lack of access to health insurance have devastated Oklahoma’s health care system. Refusing the Medicaid expansion was a huge mistake for Oklahoma.”
This information was taken from her website: https://jackiephillips2018.com/.