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Julie Oliver

TX-25 (D)
Current office holder: Roger Williams (R)
Julie answered a very personal call to run for office: she cared for her mom, a retired public school teacher struggling with chronic disease, for fifteen years, so she wanted to fight against the threat to health care. Julie's prioritiy issues extend well beyond health care, however; this native Texan is also a finance executive and seeks to improve, among other things, rural economic growth and education.
How does Julie align with Project 100's values?
  • Economic Opportunity: Julie lists high-value job creation, training, and apprenticeships, particularly for veterans, as one of her priorities. She plans to fight against privatizing Medicare and Social Security. Her goals for investing in the rural economy include focusing on infrastructure such as water, wastewater treatment, and green energy; rural hospitals; and Net Neutrality to close the digital divide. Finally, Julie wants to focus on the economy's foundation: education for all. She wants no public funds for private schools, to protect teachers' retirement; to scale computer science instruction and vocational training programs in lower-income school districts; and to end the “school-to-prison pipeline."
  • Equal Treatment Under the Law: Julie belives fully in equal treatment under the law. She wants to repeal the Defense of Marriage (DOMA) Act entirely. She also plans to introduce, cosponsor, and support labor laws to increase the minimum wage and amend the Equal Pay Act to better support women, particularly women of color and new mothers. For immigrants, Julie commits to ending family detention and closing private detention centers; limiting ICE's reach; increasing paths to citizenship; protecting the DACA and the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs; and ending the three- and ten-year bars regarding green cards. Julie also plans to lobby to be appointed to the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, so she can do more to help veterans.
  • Healthy People & Communities: As someone with both personal and professional experience with health care--Julie depended on Medicaid for her prenatal care as a teen mother and is a health care finance expert--Julie's main focus is the health of her community, particularly those who are low-income or otherwise underserved and women. Gun control is also important to Julie. She plans to overturn the Dickey Amendment, which prevents the CDC from funding research into firearm injuries and deaths; require universal background checks and licensing requirements; close the “boyfriend loophole” regarding domestic violence and guns; and ban assault weapons.

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