Will Fisher pledges to fight for single-payer, universal healthcare, because it is time we stop playing games with Americans' health. To be clear, Will is not calling for "socialized medicine," in which the government owns the health care facilities and provides the care. Rather, he is calling for the type of system that many Americans use and enjoy daily: Medicare. It is time for Medicare for all. Read More
The divide between classes (and the related divide between political parties) can be bridged by growing the middle class through aggressive infrastructure spending to create solid, middle class jobs. Will Fisher envisions an aggressive infrastructure program that puts millions of Americans to work repairing and improving the failing infrastructure of America. Similarly, no rural area in America should be denied the ability to connect electronically with the world. A rural broadband program is necessary to bring rural areas into the 21st century. Read More
Black and brown lives matter.
The death penalty is a pox on American society. It has no benefit - only immense financial and moral costs. America must move into the modern world and leave ancient punishments behind.
We must also stop locking up non-violent offenders, and cease mandatory minimum sentencing for non-violent, drug-related offenses. If elected, Will Fisher will pursue legislation that forbids the use of for-profit prisons. Read More
We must emphasize that women and girls are valuable and that they are not limited by their gender. Will Fisher supports enacting legislation to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. Women deserve every equal opportunity as men. According to the US Department of Labor, women make approximately 78 cents for every dollar of a man's pay. Women of color face an even larger wage gap: For every dollar a white man makes, African-American women make 64 cents. Latina women - only 56 cents. Read More
Love is love, regardless of gender or sexual preference. Federal legislation should be enacted to protect individuals from gender-based discrimination, including equal opportunities for LGBTQ parents to build families and provide loving homes to children, and safe schools and safe learning environments for LGBTQ students. Clear transgender protections should be added to existing laws to prevent passage of shameful, prejudicial legislation, such as so-called “bathroom bills”. Read More
Americans with disabilities include our seniors, our veterans, and our children. Some estimates have as much as 50% of the baby boomer generation becoming disabled as they grow older. Will Fisher supports increased enforcement of ADA compliance, but understands the difficulties small businesses face in achieving full compliance. As such, public funding should be available to help certain small businesses make the necessary facility adjustments to achieve full compliance. Read More
Will Fisher supports broad-based federal legislation protecting the voting rights of all Americans. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 established pre-clearance requirements for certain states, which should be expanded for adoption by all states. We must enact federal legislation establishing ID requirements for voters nationwide, and restrict states' authority to adopt more stringent, or prejudicial, voter ID laws. Will supports Federal legislation establishing automatic voter registration (with an opt-out option), as well as the establishment of nationwide mail-in ballots.