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Janet Garrett is a retired school teacher, union leader, and former peace corps volunteer running for Congress on a common sense agenda. Janet is committed to altering the status quo by crafting smarter public policy that puts country over party and improves the lives of all Americans.
 
 
 
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Paying Attention to the Issues that Matter Most...

 
 
 
 
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Combating the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid crisis has torn apart families in Ohio. Every single day 14 Ohioans overdose on opioids, and this number is rising - Ohio’s opioid death toll saw a 33% increase between 2015 and 2016 alone. For too long, Rep. Jim Jordan has been willfully negligent of the problem, being averse to using any government funds to address the issue. Janet supports federal legislation that would combat the epidemic head on by providing funding to support community organizing, public education campaigns, treatment programs, and increased law enforcement.

 
 
 
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Enhancing the American Education System

Congress must engage in ensuring our children are able to compete in a global economy. Our government has an obligation to ensure that high-quality pre-Kindergarten programs are available to every child in America, especially children from at-risk communities. Research has shown that large-scale, high-quality early childhood public education programs have a significant long-term impact on children and yield high returns to public investment.

 
 
 
 

Expanding Economic Opportunity 

Working Americans understand that more money needs to be spent investing in our schools, roads, health care and protecting our environment. We can save billions of dollars by eliminating tax loopholes for large corporations that ship jobs offshore, and use that money to make long-term investments in rebuilding our transportation infrastructure, expanding Internet access to rural areas, and increasing access to clean, renewable energy. We should end the unfair practice of rewarding large corporations with tax breaks for ruining our economy. We must even the playing field for everyone by creating a tax / budget system that works for all of us.

 
 
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Protecting Voting Rights

Big moneyed interests have a headlock on our democracy. Every American citizen who is eligible to vote should not only have the right to do so, but our government should make voting easy and accessible. Congress must pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act and ensure the fair and just protection of minorities and senior voters that Republicans work so hard to exclude. We should support measures that seek to register voters automatically when they turn 18. We have the technology to modernize registration and securely streamline the voting process. The future of our democracy depends on every American citizen’s right to vote, regardless of where they live or how much money they have.