ISSUES WE ARE FIGHTING FOR

Lifelong Texan. Serving our Community.

FARMERS & ranchers
minimum wages
renewable energy
taxing the rich
college & university
schools & teachers
maternal healthcare
individual healthcare
weapons of war
RIFLES & SIDEARMS
equality for all

FARMERS & RANCHERS

We need to allow our farmers and ranchers to sell their goods on the open market so they can take care of their families and communities without relying on funds from the federal government. The trade war with China must end so Americans can sell their crops and stop paying tariffs on international goods.

RAISING MINIMUM WAGES

Corporations have proven that they will not rise above the minimum standards the government sets in order to take care of their employees and contractors. We must raise the minimum wage. No West Texan should be housing insecure while working full-time nor should they be told “it’s a matter of personal responsibility” when they struggle to gain access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

RENEWABLE ENERGY

West Texas should be the renewable energy capital of the United States. We have enough wind, sun, and space to move our state – and country – towards energy independence. Strengthening the infrastructure and encouraging private companies to build energy farms will help bolster our economy while fighting climate change.

TAXING THE RICH

While corporations pay no taxes, wealthy individuals pay a lower percentage than many middle class Americans. All the while our current administration is cutting funds to education, housing, and Medicare. The wealthy in this country must pay their share and take the tax burden off average Americans.

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY

Higher education has become less accessible while the need for a college degree has increased. Students shouldn’t leave college with burdensome debt. We need to make sure college is affordable for everyone while forgiving student debt which will help stimulate the economy.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS & TEACHERS

Our current representatives have been cutting funds to public education for the last twenty years. In order to have a thriving society, we must first pay our teachers fairly for their hard work then make sure that every student in our district has access to the best resources available.

MATERNAL HEALTHCARE

Women’s healthcare should never be limited. No man has to go before a board to defend his medical choices. Women should not be expected to do so either.

INDIVIDUAL HEALTHCARE

West Texans deserve quality healthcare no matter their income or where they live in our district. We cannot let insurance companies dictate our medical care based on profit margins, nor should people go bankrupt due to hospital bills. We must move towards an equable system that sees healthcare as a right, not a privilege.

WEAPONS OF WAR

Weapons intended to kill massive amounts of people in a very short time period have no business being on our streets. We must ban military-style automatic weapons meant for soldiers on the battlefield.

RIFLES, SHOTGUNS, & SIDEARMS

Keep them. Prove you know how to use them just like you must prove to the government you know how to drive a car. Make sure they are properly locked away when not being handled just like you lock your doors in a parking lot.

EQUALITY

All West Texans deserve equal rights and protections. Religious and personal disagreements do not justify discrimination. Our federal government is fully capable of acting with love just as every citizen is capable of loving their neighbor.

LEARN HOW YOU CAN HELP

send Tom Watson to Congress for Texas District 19.