Cynthia Wirth – Indiana – US House (District 6)
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.
I am a scientist, a small businessperson, and a former public high school science teacher.
Why are you running for office?
I am running for office because I believe in a better future for all Hoosiers. I support quality, local health care at a reasonable cost. My objectives include improving education, ensuring that people have good-paying jobs, and fighting for a healthy, clean environment for future generations of Hoosiers.
What are the three biggest issues facing your community?
- Low wages
- Affordable quality health care
- Protecting public schools
How do you propose to solve those problems?
I support unions and collective bargaining. My plans would provide incentives for comprehensive routine care from local, rural and urban health care providers. I believe in the separation of church and state and would prohibit using public funds for private school vouchers and charter schools.
What is your stance on environmental and climate concerns that are facing your community?
Indiana ranks 48th in air quality and is one of the worst states in soil and water pollution. Our state must do more than the federal regulations require and restore our air, water, and soil quality for Hoosier health and future generations.
What commonsense gun safety measures would have the most impact on your community?
Limiting open carry and requiring comprehensive background checks as well as gun safety courses for all gun owners would make an impact. We also need to establish a culture of gun safety as the norm and require special permitting and training for owning assault weapons and high magazine weapons.
How would criminal justice reforms impact your community?
Decriminalization of cannabis and cannabis products would have a positive impact. I would also direct federal crisis pregnancy center (anti-abortion clinic) grant monies toward criminal justice reform, childcare, counseling, life skill, job, and housing programs.
How would you work to protect a woman’s reproductive health?
I will defend the position that reproductive health is a personal, not a legislative, decision.
What measures would you advocate to ensure that your constituents have the right to vote?
- Removing barriers to voting
- Expanding absentee ballot voting
- Moving toward modernization of voting
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