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Lucy McBath

GA-6 (D)
Current office holder: Karen Handel (R)
Lucia "Lucy" McBath is a mother, wife, and businesswoman whose passion for public service was awakened by her family's tragedy in 2012. Her son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed at a gas station in Jacksonville, FL by a man objecting to the music Jordan was playing. Losing her son in such a senseless way has fueled her commitment to activism and political engagement.
How does Lucy align with Project 100's values?
  • Economic Opportunity: Lucy will work to raise the minimum wage and make the federal earned income tax credit more generous. She believes in equal pay for equal work and supports the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. She will work to fully fund K-12 public education and to make community colleges, public universities, and vocational schools more affordable for working families. She strongly opposes Betsy DeVos's agenda.
  • Equal Treatment Under the Law: Lucy will make comprehensive immigration reform a priority in Congress. She stands with the DREAMers, and co-sponsoring a clean DREAM Act will be one of her first actions in Congress.
  • Healthy People & Communities: As a two-time breast cancer survivor, Lucy understands the importance of affordable health care. She believes access to health care is a fundamental human right and will work to support proposals that get more Georgians covered. She supports the ACA but believes it can and should be made better by adding a robust public option to increase competition, increasing funding for community health centers, lowing the Medicare eligibility age to 55, and implementing policies that lower the cost of prescriptions. She supports funding programs that enable women to make reproductive decisions, which includes greater access to family planning services. As the mother of a son who was killed by gun violence, Lucy believes in the need for common sense gun violence prevention. She will push for background checks, raising the purchasing age for guns to 21, defeating conceal carry reciprocity measures, and introducing legislation that keeps guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and other criminals.
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