Who will be the best representative for North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District?
Someone like Patrick McHenry, who has taken thousands from the fracking and fossil fuel industries and the banking sectors, or Tate MacQueen, who continues to fight against pollution at the CTS site in Asheville?
Polls show that most Americans support strengthening Social Security and Medicare, but Patrick McHenry has signed the (Rep. Paul) Ryan budget, which would create vouchers for Medicare and privatize Social Security.
Mr. MacQueen would preserve these popular programs and opposes cuts to food assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that many in the 10th District rely on. Tate doesn’t believe that corporations are people, but McHenry agrees with the terribly flawed Citizens United ruling that equates money with speech.
Tate is a champion for pay equity and living wages while McHenry voted against raising the minimum wage from $7 to $10.10 in 2014. Tate is the true pro-lifer. He values education, affordable health care for all and sustainability for the environment.
The differences are quite stark. We need Tate MacQueen to bring integrity, fairness and compassion to the 10th District and Washington, D.C.