With the election less than a week from today, we wanted to provide a recap of the main reasons that make Gena Ross the right choice for Missouri’s 6th district. Ross presents a fresh perspective on issues that Sam Graves has refused to address for the last 19 years. As you prepare to vote on November 3, keep these ideas in mind.
A campaign video released by Gena Ross on October 28. Video belongs to Gena Ross.
One of the main issues that inspired Ross to run is the state of healthcare in Missouri’s 6th district. As a COVID-19 survivor, Ross has made healthcare a central issue to her campaign. Her platform regarding healthcare for MO-6 has three main pillars: ensuring quality care for all residents of the district, protecting individuals with pre-existing conditions, and expanding insurance coverage in Missouri. These issues are always important to Missourians, but in light of the pandemic, healthcare has been receiving additional attention. 15 of the 35 counties in District 6 do not have a hospital, which leads to a lack of emergency care and preventative treatment. Missouri’s 6th district deserves better, and Gena Ross is passionate about making healthcare a priority.
Another pressing issue this election season is climate change. From tropical storms to early snowfall and raging wildfires, the effects of climate change are increasingly visible. If we want to have a chance at improving the condition of the environment, action must be taken immediately. This begins with electing representatives like Gena Ross, who believe in the science of climate change. Ross has stated that creating more clean energy jobs in Missouri’s 6th could not only decrease the district’s carbon footprint, but also improve the economy of rural areas.
The final issue that Ross has been outspoken about is the state of education in Missouri. As an educator herself, Gena comes from an informed position. She has experienced the effect of losing education funding, which has influenced her to be an advocate for increased funding. Sam Graves recently voted against a bill that would provide economic relief to schools across America. Graves’ actions have demonstrated time and again that he does not value education, which is yet another reason that he is the wrong candidate for Missouri’s 6th. Ross believes in education for all, as shown through her career as a dedicated educator.
These are only a few examples of the reasons that Ross is a superior candidate. She is genuine and kind, and has repeatedly expressed her willingness to work across party lines to accomplish what is best for her district. A vote for Gena Ross is a vote for the future of Missouri – for our health, our children, our climate, and our economy. Anyone that votes for Ross this election should be very proud to support such a worthy candidate.
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