Tina Smith has been a Minnesota resident for decades – raising a family, building a business and actively participating in her community from the beginning. She shares the values and the dedication that UAW members take to the job each day.
WHY VOTE SMITH FOR SENATE?
TINA STOOD UP FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS
Tina has fought alongside Minnesota’s workforce to stand up against attacks on labor unions. She co-sponsored the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) establishing stronger penalties for employer interference in union elections. She also introduced legislation which would halt federal contracts for companies with a track record of worker rights violations.
TINA FOUGHT FOR A FAIRER TAX CODE FOR WORKING FAMILIES
Tina understands that when we support working families in our communities, and not just the wealthiest Americans, our economy is strengthened. She has fought for fairer tax codes that ensure working families are supported and can thrive in Minnesota.
TINA INVESTED IN STRENGTHENING EDUCATION
Tina saw a gap in education opportunities in Minnesota and worked to introduce legislation to fix it. She introduced the Community College to Career Fund Act to build partnerships between community colleges, technical schools and local businesses to prepare Minnesotans for thriving careers. She also co-sponsored a bill helping millions of Americans refinance their student loan debt.
Tina understands that the cornerstone of a healthy and thriving economy in Minnesota and America is supporting working families. She has fought for legislation that keeps the rights of workers at the forefront. That’s why the UAW endorses Tina Smith for the U.S. Senate.
NEED MORE REASONS TO VOTE SMITH?
HERE ARE THREE MORE:
TINA FOUGHT TO PROTECT SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
When Republicans tried to privatize and cut social security benefits, Tina co-sponsored the Protecting and Preserving Social Security Act. This bill ensured social security benefits were protected for the many retired seniors who rely on it, and reflected the increasing costs faced by seniors.
TINA WORKED TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE AFFORDABILITY
Tina took on large pharmaceutical companies to ensure they were held accountable for price gouging. She believes that life-saving medication should be affordable to all Americans and introduced the Affordable Medications Act increasing transparency of drug company spending and allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices.
TINA EXPANDED VETERAN PROTECTIONS
Tina fought to improve health care and benefits for veterans. She worked to end the Veterans Affairs backlog, ensuring veterans received the medical treatment they needed in a timely manner. She also worked across the aisle to pass a bill to support veterans exposed to harmful radiation, and helped increase funding to staff veteran homes in Minnesota.
SO, NOW WHEN SOMEONE ASKS, “WHY SUPPORT TINA SMITH?”
YOU KNOW 6 REASONS TO SUPPORT TINA SMITH!
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