Lisa McCormick is most concerned about getting the influence of money out of politics, ensuring that we have fair trade deals that protect American jobs, and defending the environment. She believes people need choices if elections are to have any meaning and we all must participate in the nation’s public affairs in order to keep democracy alive.
We can live in a country:
- Where every person has quality health care as a right, not a privilege;
- Where every parent can afford child care and where all of our qualified young people, regardless of income, can go to college;
- Where every senior can live with dignity, secure in the knowledge they never fear the lack of a home and food;
- Where every veteran who defends this nation gets the benefits and respect they deserve;
- Where every person, no matter their race, their religion, their disability or their sexual orientation realizes the full promise of equality that is our birthright as Americans.
These ideas were the foundation of Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president and they are at the heart of America’s progressive movement, which is a response the the wholesale robbery that has taken place over the last 40 years.
Lisa McCormick is one person among millions who recognize that class warfare has been waged against working people in America for a generation and now, it is time to fight back.
Lisa McCormick is a mother, taxpayer, and small business owner who believes the America Dream is worth fighting for. She grew up in Edison, attended college at Rochester Institute of Technology, a world-class engineering school and has worked to make her community a better place by doing more than just voting.
Lisa McCormick has worked to secure public campaign financing, universal health insurance, better free public education and expanded Social Security benefits all funded through progressive & responsible fair tax measures. She believes climate change should be addressed as soon as practicable through a mandatory national program, which must be fair and competitive to advance innovation in an efficient and economical manner. But she knows systemic corruption prevents progress on all these issues because the rich have allowed greed to guide them.
Lisa has spent the last 15 years actively fighting for progressive values. She joined MoveOn.org’s fight against bank bailouts and corporate tax dodgers, she got 47 percent in the 2010 primary for county clerk and she worked to help Bernie Sanders capture the Democratic presidential nomination.