My name is Jim Crary, and I want to serve as your US Congressman in Oregon’s Second Congressional District. My goal is: “To do the most good, for the most people, who need it the most.” My campaign is financed 100% from individual donations. No corporate money. No union money. By only taking donations from individuals I will remain loyal to my constituents and I will serve ALL constituents to the best of my ability.
I am so angry, upset and disgusted with how much money is in politics right now. It’s obscene as far as I’m concerned. It gives people that have the money an inordinate amount of influence.
I propose and have written a legislative fix that would help reverse the impact of Citizens United.
The second issue I want to address if elected is climate change. I am firm believer in switching to renewable energy and electric cars. We need to be off fossil fuels, like yesterday. I would impose a carbon tax on gas and diesel sales and put the money earned from the tax into renewable energy sources like wind, solar and biomass. Energy created from these sources could then be used to power electric cars.
No discussion of issues would be complete without healthcare. I firmly believe in a Single Payer health care program, or Medicare for All. We need to make sure nobody is denied healthcare coverage because of a preexisting condition. Other countries pay less per their GDP than we do and they have comprehensive healthcare for their people. We can do the same.
I am also very concerned and will focus on our crumbling infrastructure.
The U.S. used to have infrastructure that was the envy of the world. We don’t have that anymore. A national gas tax has not been raised since 1993 and a 20-cent-per-gallon tax increase would give the nation enough money to repair its roads and bridges as well as provide high-speed internet to rural areas.
Updating the nation’s infrastructure would provide a myriad of family wage jobs, kickstarting economies across the nation and putting people to work.
To learn more about me https://crary4congress.com/bio/