Crime in the 7th District is happening on a daily basis. My plan is to make every effort to bring this situation under control. I will be seeking help from the local communities and law enforcement to form a bridge that will promote trust, understanding and allow for the protection of our communities.
Equal pay for women is a right. If a person is hired for a job and that job pays a certain amount, gender should not determine the salary.
Hemp is a member of the cannabis family and it is one of the best kept secrets in farming. It looks very similar to marijuana but it’s not. However, Hemp can be used in thousands of products such as paper, different fabrics, car production, building materials, medicines and much more. Therefore, producing hemp in the 7th Congressional District will create an opportunity to stimulate job growth in our district.
Homelessness is still an issue in our 7th Congressional District. I will do everything within my power to help improve the conditions of those who are in need of housing.
Immigration Reform is needed because what we have is not working. I will revisit the laws on the books and do what I can to make sure that they can be used to address all aspects of immigration in a fair manner, the seen and unforeseen.
The I-73 Corridor Project I will keep on the front burner for the 7th Congressional District. It is vital for our area. It brings with it jobs, businesses and tourist dollars.
Jobs are one of the legs that helps hold up a community. I will be looking at corporations that are interested in partnerships, apprenticeships and on the job training which will be critical to job creation in the 7th District. We will need an educated and a well trained workforce to entice outside business to consider creating jobs for all in our district.
Medicare is very much needed for our senior citizens. Good health care is a must. The amount of monthly premiums needs to be revisited, to make sure that these amounts are fair and affordable.
Prison Reform is something that we need to address. There is no question about that. I will take a hard look at the criminal justice system and help to ensure it is applied fairly. For instance, the school to prison pipeline needs to reduce the number of children being incarcerated. More attention should be placed on this to focus more on the youth at an early age (preschool and beyond). In addition, we need fair sentencing guidelines in relation to the crime.
Second Amendment is already in place. My focus will be to make sure that the Second Amendment is protected.
Small Town Revitalization is something that can save many of our dying communities. I think a good model (realizing every town is different) for us that has been in progress for some time now is the downtown area of Florence SC. Truly, it is amazing.
Veterans Issues can range far and wide. Therefore, I will leave no stone unturned in making sure that all veterans cares and concerns are handle and resolved in the proper manner.
Paid For by William H Williams for Congress 7th District