After reading that the (Janesville) Gazette endorsed Amy Loudenbeck, I felt I needed to set the record straight. For too long, Loudenbeck has failed to fulfill her promises. Her voting record speaks for itself. In the Oct. 22 BDN article, Loudenbeck claimed to have ideas to "protect and aid our most vulnerable populations" and it seems that these ideas have never made their way into action.
I have already cast my ballot for Dr. Brittany Keyes. In that same Oct. 22 article, she laid out specific plans for accessible healthcare, an improved economy, and responsible gun ownership by keeping guns out of the hands of domestic violence offenders. Keyes has experience in the healthcare field and she has articulated plans to improve our safety and quality of life.
How can Loudenbeck protect our vulnerable populations when she holds a clear record of voting on measures which have the opposite effect?
She voted yes to restrict our voices. In 2011, she voted yes to require voter ID, which researchers from Harvard and Tufts Universities have concluded show clear trends in racial disparity, limiting access to the polls for voters of color. She voted to waste our tax dollars instead of help our neighbors in need.
She voted yes to drug screen job training applicants and later welfare recipients in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Forbes, a conservative leaning publication, pointed out that only 2% of welfare recipients abuse drugs as opposed to 9.4% of the general population.
She voted to remove accountability from employers to make it easier to discriminate in the workplace. Furthermore, she voted yes on 2011 Senate Bill 202, eliminating the requirement that employers compensate employees who face discrimination.
Loudenbeck had her chance and she proved to be an ineffective, party line voter. If you're ready for responsive leadership, vote Keyes on November 6.