Just as U.S. Senate candidate, Jaime Harrison (D. SC), Jon Ossoff (D. GA) did an interview with CNBC regarding issues young voters care about. Ossoff talks about his stances on health care, climate change, helping the country recover from the coronavirus pandemic, cracking down on Amazon’s lack of labor standards and making them pay more in taxes. And when it comes to criminal justice reform, Ossoff and Harrison are on the same page on this issue:
CNBC: Your campaign has focused a lot on criminal justice reform. Currently in Georgia, marijuana is still not decriminalized. In the U.S. Senate, would you push for nationwide marijuana decriminalization?
I won't just push for decriminalization; I'll push for nationwide legalization of cannabis. The prohibition of this substance is irrational. It's hugely expensive. It has a terrible human toll.
The fact that there are people doing time for nonviolent marijuana-related offenses while others are getting rich in the cannabis industry is a grave injustice. I'll fight for outright cannabis legalization, an end to incarceration for nonviolent drug offenses and expungement of records for nonviolent cannabis offenses.
Things are getting heated in terms of the Senate elections and the map has been expanding:
Former North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a moderate Democrat who lost her 2018 reelection bid, said she believes Trump’s struggles have put red areas in play, especially transitioning Southern states like North Carolina, Georgia and Texas.
“Don’t run away from who you are,” like hedging on whether you’ll vote for Biden, said Heitkamp, a founder of One Country, which advises Democrats on connecting with rural voters. “Run on health care, things that affect your community.”
In early TV spots, the National Republican Senatorial Committee accuses Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff in Georgia of backing “policies so extreme only Hollywood would want him.” One by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee accuses Ernst, the GOP senator from Iowa, of protecting corporate interests, adding, “In tough times it’s important to know who has your back.”
Also, Friday was a rough day because America said good bye to a true hero. I really appreciate Ossoff’s tribute:
Let’s flip Georgia Blue and usher in a new era of leadership. Click below to donate and get involved with Ossoff, Rev. Raphael Warnock, Joe Biden and their fellow Georgia Democrats campaigns:
The Politicus is a collaborative political community that facilitates content creation directly on the site. Our goal is to make the political conversation accessible to everyone.Any donations we receive will go into writer outreach. That could be advertising on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit or person-to-person outreach on College campuses. Please help if you can: