Teresa Tomlinson in 2020 GA Senate race


On Abortion: A woman is the sole fiduciary of her body and any pregnancy

Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

On Budget & Economy: Invest in infrastructure for rural farmers

Fully fund conservation programs that reward farmers who practice conservation methods related to land management, water conservation and more.

Support initiatives that strengthen rural communities to ensure Georgia's hardworking farmers have access to transportation, processing facilities, rural broadband expansion, health care services and related infrastructure needed to be successful and maintain a desirable quality of life.

Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

On Civil Rights: Expand Voting Rights Act; end voter suppression

Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

On Crime: End abuse of cash bail bonds & for-profit prisons

Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

On Crime: Fund reentry programs and restore voting rights to ex-felons

Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

On Drugs: Remove marijuana from Controlled Substance Act schedule

Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

On Drugs: End sentencing disparities between crack and powder cocaine

Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

On Energy & Oil: Clean economy will create jobs, lower energy costs

Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

On Foreign Policy: My support for Israel is unshakable

Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

On Foreign Policy: Restore and support our traditional alliances

Restore America's reputation as a stalwart, trusted member of any international treaty or agreement. Support policies that rebuild and restore traditional alliances with allies of the United States. Support policies and efforts to bring the long-standing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to a safe, stable and honorable end.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

On Free Trade: Reject policies that put our farmers at disadvantage

I will work with our farmers and the broader agriculture community to reject trade policies that put our farmers and the agriculture industry at an economic disadvantage; and to reform the H2-A guest worker program to ensure farmers have access to a skilled and reliable workforce and propose a market-based visa program.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

On Gun Control: Universal background checks; assault weapon ban

Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

On Health Care: Lower Medicare eligibility to 55, offer public option

Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

On Immigration: End family separation & citizenship for DREAMers

Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

On Jobs: Support right to organize & protect benefits

I will support legislation, such as the Protect the Right to Organize Act, which among other protections will enhance the worker's ability to join a union and collectively bargain, will penalize employers who unlawfully interfere with or seek to stop the right to organize, ensure "fair share" fees so all workers pay some fraction of the value the Union returns to them, and will stop the misidentification of workers as "independent contractors" or "management" in order to deny them benefits or pay.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

On Jobs: Raise minimum wage to $15 with cost of living adjustments

I will support raising the minimum wage to a living wage of $15 an hour with an automatic Cost of Living Adjustment so that 1) we recognize the base sustainable wage for our working families; 2) we understand that decent wages enhance the work force, the employer, and the economy; and 3) we ensure our country's minimum wage never again falls beneath the poverty level for full-time employees.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

On War & Peace: Congress should vote on war actions, including Afghanistan

Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

On War & Peace: Sanctions against Iran, but diplomacy as well

Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website, TeresaTomlinson.com Jan 12, 2020

On Civil Rights: Add sexual orientation & gender identity to Civil Rights Act

Tomlinson said as a senator she would vote for the Equality Act, which would add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. "It's high time and it must be done because we've seen too many states lag behind," she said. "Even though the polling is high for equality and tolerance, for some reason the power structure lags behind."
Source: Times-Enterprise on 2020 Georgia Senate race Aug 7, 2019

On Health Care: Concerned about closure of rural hospitals

Tomlinson stopped by Grady General Hospital, where physician Ashley Register provided a tour of the hospital facilities. The stop came about because Tomlinson said she's concerned about the closure of rural hospitals in the state, which she attributes to an "ego battle" in Washington. "It's devolved into this addiction of the fight," she said. "That's all they want to do, is fight about which party is going to win this war about healthcare."
Source: Times-Enterprise on 2020 Georgia Senate race Aug 7, 2019

On Education: Led the fight to save women's college from shutting down

Here's how we know Tomlinson: She was one of the people who helped save Sweet Briar College when its board tried to shut it down in 2015, and one of the people who helped bring it back to life. There were lots of alumnae who rose up against the board's decision and waged a dramatic --and ultimately successful--fight that went all the way to the Virginia Supreme Court. They all deserve credit for Sweet Briar still being with us. But only one eviscerated the board in sworn testimony in court the way Tomlinson did, only one used her position as a graduation speaker to deliver a rally cry for the women's education the way Tomlinson did, and only one went on to chair the board that brought Sweet Briar back from near-death as Tomlinson did.
Source: The Roanoke Times on 2020 Georgia Senate race May 18, 2019

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Drugs
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Energy/Oil
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Foreign Policy
Free Trade
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Gun Control
Health Care
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Immigration
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Tax Reform
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