Eastern Washington has been hit hard from an economy built on the backs of working people that benefit the richest and elite among us. Families are struggling with poverty wages, stuck in a cycle of despair. While the top 1% of our country get richer.
I will introduce The Income Justice Act within my first 100 days in Congress. This measure will increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour (and adjust it annually with inflation), expand Earned Income tax credits for the most vulnerable, cap executive pay at no more than 100 times the lowest paid employee, require publicly traded companies to be 51% non-executive owned and issue a $1,000 bond to every child in the US at birth (redeemable at age 18).