We believe in policies that will enhance the greater good of the people that live in these mountains.
We support public schools that help kids thrive, including universal pre-K funding and childcare, and job placement training that will help future generations succeed and fulfill quality work. As our schools face devastating budget cuts from the state, now more than ever the county level commitment to public school support is absolutely vital.
We support working families by bringing in living wage jobs, and in order to accomplish this, we must work across county lines to ensure that we attract employers to the area that will promote our local economy.
Together we must fight the devastating effects of the opioid crisis that has attacked Western North Carolina by taking comprehensive measures that will constructively address addiction as a disease and employ fast-action responses to overdoses.
We advocate the development of the infrastructure that our day-to-day lives are based upon: a public transportation system that works and a sustainable model to establish long-term affordable housing.
Transparency and good government can be achieved and maintained by electing officials that abide by a moral compass. We must repair trust between law enforcement and the community by promoting open dialogue as well as taking constructive action to reduce racial equity.
We have to be ambitious about combating climate change and preserving the mountains that we revere deeply by conserving land, promoting a local food system, and shielding our water resources from harm. By focusing on public awareness and policy measures to reduce our environmental footprint, this can be done.
Together we can continue to strengthen our community by enforcing policies that promote diversity and inclusion, that protect these beautiful mountains, that offer a sustainable way of life in this place that we call home.