HEALTHCARE

Phyllis believes that access to quality affordable healthcare is the right of every Georgian. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a step in the right direction, though improvements are needed. However, the proposed replacement of the ACA by the GOP in Washington is poorly thought out and generally unpopular for many reasons. It is uncertain what the full impact of …

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Public safety is an issue that affects everyone in our district and state. Law enforcement officers in Georgia put their lives on the line every day in order to protect us, but are among the lowest paid in the nation when salaries are adjusted for the cost of living. At the same time, public trust in law enforcement practices remains …

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EDUCATION

Georgia public education needs fixing. Phyllis Hatcher believes it is critical that our state distribute state funds more effectively to local school districts while also making sure that the money allocated is efficiently used to meet Georgia students’ needs. Our children deserve adequate funding that is spent wisely, well-trained professional teachers, and effective policies that will lead to all students …

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IMMIGRATION & REFUGEES

Immigration is about history – our history. We are a nation of immigrants. Some American families have been here for many generations, but their ancestors also came to our land from somewhere else. The only exceptions to this are full-blooded Native Americans. Today’s immigrants and refugees merely represent the latest wave in a long history of migration in search of …

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VETERANS

Nearly 10% of Georgia’s population are veterans, so veteran issues affect families and communities across our district and the state. Like many of her fellow Georgians, Phyllis Hatcher has family and friends that have served or are now serving in our armed forces. Her grandson, Nicholas, just recently finished boot camp and has deployed. Phyllis understands that it is impossible to truly …

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