I am a graduate student at Texas State and have lived in San Marcos for over two years. While pursuing my bachelor’s degree in political science I developed a love for civic engagement, which prompted my joining the aster’s of Public Administration program here. The policy area I am most interested in is healthcare, particularly women’s healthcare.
Women and children’s healthcare are not prioritized by our current representative. John Adams echoed this sentiment at an event I attended last Tuesday. Adams believes programs aimed at ensuring a good future for women and children ought to be held in the highest regard. His opponent, Jason Isaac, voted to cut two thirds of the funding allocated for family planning. Thirty percent of Texas women aged 19-64 don’t have private insurance, so these cuts kill their crucial access to life-saving cancer screenings. The $12 million cuts by Rick Perry and Jason Isaac leaves about 300,000 Texas women without a viable option for obtaining cervical and breast cancer screenings. These services need to be affordable so women don’t have to gamble with finding the proper provider.
I am supporting John Adams because he understands that we must prioritize women’s and children’s healthcare over petty politics. He is willing to stand up for us, and against a state legislature that votes to eliminate life-saving services to Texas women. Tell the legislature not to mess with Texas women by voting for John Adams.
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