Full Name: Atif Qarni

Nick Names: 

 

Office Sought: House of Representatives, 10th Congressional District of Virginia

 

Party Affiliation: Party

 

 

Campaign Website: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/

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Campaign Email:
atif@qarniforcongress.com

Structured Interview Request Sent: Refused 2024.

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Biography:

From the Classroom to the Cabinet to Congress!!! Meet Atif Qarni: a teacher, U.S. Marine, parent, and Virginia’s very own Secretary of Education. From classroom chalkboards to the cabinet setting Education policy, Atif’s journey is anything but ordinary. Whether he’s advocating for students, parents or teachers or shaking up the status quo, one thing’s for sure: with Atif, the equation always equals progress!

A TIMELINE OF – Atif’s Public Service Career

2003 – Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom

2007 TO 2017 – Middle School Teacher

2018 TO 2021 – Virginia’s Secretary of Education

Accomplishments

The largest expansion ever in Virginia to public preschool
Largest ever investments in state financial aid for college students
Implemented a true debt free Community College
Largest investments ever in K-12 education which resulted in record hiring of school counselors and other support staff
Increased teacher salaries by 15%
Led the Commonwealth Education systems during a global pandemic

Family – Closer to home, Atif juggles dad duties with the same passion he brings to public service – because for him, both roles are about shaping a brighter future

Marine Corps Veteran – Atif served our nation in Operation Iraqi Freedom before returning home to champion education and public service.

Public School Teacher – Before navigating the hallways of politics, Atif honed his skills in the corridors of our public schools, teaching young minds and perhaps learning a thing or two about handling a lively debate

Lifelong Activist – Atif’s dedication isn’t just a phase – as a lifelong activist, he’s been steadfastly raising his voice and taking stands for the issues close to his heart and community for years.

Fun – Never one to shy away from a good time, Atif blends fun with purpose, ensuring every community engagement isn’t just meaningful, but also memorable and joyful!

Food – With a palate as diverse as his policies, Atif is often spotted savoring flavors at small businesses and local eateries across the district. He asks to send your recommendations directly to him at qarni@qarniforcongress.com. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

 

Why you? In this campaign, we dare to dream big for education, the cornerstone of a prosperous and advancing society. For far too long, politicians have made grand promises without making the necessary investments in education. While politicians talk, educators get the job done.

It is time we put an end to our tax dollars being a blank check for corporations and instead redirect those funds towards investing in our future.

Our mission is to empower individuals to drive innovation, catalyze economic growth, and cultivate social progress. Education is not simply a personal asset, it is the bedrock upon which communities flourish. It shapes the future by preparing today’s learners to tackle tomorrow’s challenges head-on. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

What are your priorities? 

Retirement Security
Retirement does not mean we should be tired again. Retirement should be a period of enjoyment and relaxation– yet, many are struggling to maintain their standard of living. This underscores the critical need for retirement security, meaning resources for a comfortable retirement.

In Congress, I would protect Social Security by ensuring no reduction in benefits or increase in eligibility age, expand benefits through adjustments to the Cost of Living formula and an immediate increase of at least $2,400 per year to catch up on missed increases, and fund these changes by lifting the earnings cap currently at $168k and taxing investment income similarly to regular income, ensuring high earners contribute their fair share.

I am a strong advocate for the respect and care of our elders. The quality of care in nursing homes is directly influenced by staffing levels. Facilities that adhere to proposed minimum staffing standards experience fewer instances of elder abuse. To enhance both the affordability and quality of nursing home care, I support a comprehensive federal strategy. This strategy includes investing in the care economy and its workforce, alleviating seniors’ financial burdens, and enforcing accountability among care providers.

To improve seniors’ access to specialists, we must expand tele-health services, address healthcare professional shortages with direct incentives, enhance transportation and insurance coverage, and increase funding for community health programs. These measures aim to make healthcare more accessible and affordable for the elderly.

Retirement Security
Increase COLA for Social Security
Improve Nursing Home Standards
Access to Specialists (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Abortion Rights
The consequence of the Dobbs decision was a significant regression in women’s reproductive rights and abilities for families to plan for their futures. This decision caused a cascade effect, allowing states to enact draconian, out of touch, dangerous and frankly horrific restrictions on the accessibility and availability of safe abortion and health services for women.

I would advocate for the nationwide restoration and expansion of reproductive rights through federal legislation that ensures a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion. This will create uniformity across all states and offer protection against the efforts of radical politicians who seek to regress our rights to the 1800s.

There is a critical need to enhance and strengthen reproductive health services. This effort should ensure that women, regardless of their socio-economic status, have consistent access to essential services, including regular visits to gynecologists and obstetricians.

Access to birth control is vital for personal health, economic stability, and overall well-being. The Affordable Care Act made significant strides in making birth control more affordable for millions, leading to substantial savings. Despite this progress, access to birth control still heavily depends on one’s income, location, and insurance coverage. In Congress, I would push for the creation of a federal drug manufacturing initiative that includes birth control, to ensure that everyone, regardless of their zip code, has access to affordable and regular birth control.

Abortion Rights
Restore Abortion Rights Federally
Low Cost Visits to Gynecologists and Obstetricians
Universal Access to Birth Control (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Childcare
Childcare is crucial infrastructure that requires substantial federal investment– I would advocate for numerous measures to invest in raising our children.

I support improving wages for workers and ensuring affordable care for families. In congress, I’d work to expand mandatory funding for child care facilities through increased annual funding and creating a new grant program to enhance child care supply, quality, and affordability.

I would fight for legislation to give every child a $5,000 seed savings account at birth to enhance economic mobility. These universal baby bonds, publicly funded child trust accounts, can be used for wealth-building activities like home-ownership or starting a small business. They aim to reduce wealth inequalities by providing all children with an economic foundation.

The child tax credit made a significant impact on families– elevating so many families struggling with expenses of raising kids. I advocate for expanding and permanently establishing the child tax credit. Broadening the child tax credit to encompass all would elevate 400k children out of poverty and equip every family with the resources to nurture their children.

Childcare
Childcare as infrastructure
$5,000 Baby Bonds
Child Tax Credit (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Lowering Prescription Drug Costs
Throughout the district many residents in our community struggle to afford expensive prescription drugs. This financial burden leads to accumulating debt, the need to ration medications, and even forgoing taking live-saving medication.

In Congress, I would advocate for laws enabling the federal government to bargain drug prices with pharmaceutical companies and combat patent system misuse. I am committed to addressing healthcare inequalities based on race and ethnicity, including in research. This involves initiatives targeting social factors affecting health outcomes, such as those in maternal health.

I advocate for establishing a federal drug manufacturing function aimed at reducing prices, alleviating prescription drug shortages, and introducing market competition. This initiative, supported by many progressives in Congress, would oversee the public production of essential medications like insulin, blood pressure, and cholesterol drugs. We need to lower costs and increase access to live saving medications.

Lowering Prescription Drug Costs
Lower the cost of the most commonly used drugs
Allow federal government to negotiate
Reduce racial and ethnic disparities in research (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Expanding Telework: Keeping our Community Home
I hear it everyday– the majority of people in our community are miserable in their daily commute. Our families, communities, and small businesses are watching millions of hours and dollars being spent in traffic and in DC. My plan puts an end to the misery of Northern Virginians stuck commuting to work by expanding telework and keeping our community home.

As many in DC, push for a return to in-person office work, it is crucial for our elected officials to advocate for our community. The long commutes to D.C. clash with the rising telework trend, emphasizing the necessity for a progressive approach to keep our people and dollars home. I’ll work in the federal government and with organizations to dramatically expand and build the long-term infrastructure to support telework.

We need our community at home– having time to attend children’s after-school activities and frequent local small businesses for a cup of coffee.

Expanding Telework
Prioritize the recruitment of military spouses for telework roles
Expand telework options for federal workers
Invest in high speed, high volume internet access for small businesses (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Affordable Housing
Rent and Mortgage payments are too damn high.

My housing plan prioritizes affordable housing by expanding the federal governments investment in housing, providing options for public servants and families, and constructing permanently affordable units in our communities.

I’ll focus my efforts on protecting tenants and ensuring fairness in housing disputes. With measures to revitalize public housing, I recognize the significance of affordable housing for all.

We need to reform home mortgages– cut all those junk fees, and in Congress I would urge the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates immediately.

Homeowners and renters need both short-term and long-term relief.

Affordable Housing
Bring Down Rental Costs
Protect Renters and Homeowners
Make Mortgages Easier (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

KEY PRIORITIES

EARLY CHILDHOOD
Improving access to childcare and early education is the start of any education plan. The field of childhood brain science reveals that crucial cognitive, health, and socio-emotional development takes place long before the age of 5– kids are learning all the time. Active participation in nurturing and developmentally-appropriate early care programs yields substantial short-term and long-term benefits.

From an economic standpoint, the current lack of affordable, high-quality early care and education options pose a significant challenge for families. This gap leaves parents with limited choices, forcing them to make difficult decisions such as sacrificing further education or job training, or even causing one parent to exit the workforce entirely.

In Congress, I will champion extensive investments in child care and early education.

The Child Care Stabilization Act: The nation is currently facing a dire child care crisis, which I hear about firsthand from parents on a daily basis. The expiration of critical COVID-era funding has thrown the sector back into turmoil. Without further financial support, more than 70,000 child care programs are at risk of closing their doors, affecting the lives of 3.2 million children and 232,000 workers. To address this pressing issue, I would support the proposed Child Care Stabilization Act to allocate $16 billion annually for five years to sustain the Grant Program. This funding will ensure the continuity of high-quality child care services for working families, providing them with the support they need.

Pass Universal Pre-K: Universal pre-kindergarten is big investment with an even bigger return. A strong basis for lifelong learning– we must offer early education to all children. I am committed to championing a comprehensive and inclusive plan–no lotteries, no first-come-first-serve, no convoluted processes to access this vital opportunity. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

FEEDING KIDS

Providing free school meals to all children is a vital initiative with incredible benefits. Unfortunately, I have personally witnessed and experienced the detrimental effects of learning while hungry. Alleviating hunger enhances academic performance and improves school attendance. It ensures children’s well-being by providing necessary nutrition for physical and cognitive development. Moreover, it aids concentration, academic achievement, and promotes social equality by eliminating stigma and providing economic relief to parents.

School meals educate children about healthy eating habits, fostering a healthier lifestyle. During times of instability, like economic downturns or natural disasters, these meals become even more crucial. Sharing diverse meal options brings students of different backgrounds together, creating unity and understanding.

In Congress, I will champion a national school lunch programs.

The Universal School Meals Program Act of 2023: is a vital legislation aimed at permanently eradicating child hunger in schools. It proposes the provision of free meals to all students, regardless of their income, and the elimination of school meal debt. The bill focuses on strengthening local economies by promoting local food procurement, thereby supporting small businesses across Northern Virginia. By passing this act, we can eliminate the stigma associated with free meal programs. This Act represents a comprehensive and concerted effort to address food insecurity among children and promote their overall health and academic success. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

SPECIAL EDUCATION
Special education is vital in our comprehensive education system, advocating for children with disabilities or learning challenges. It nurtures their growth and ensures equal access to a supportive learning environment. By investing in special education we can breaks barriers, celebrate individual learning styles, and create an inclusive educational landscape. By addressing unique needs, special education empowers students and our communities to reach their full potential. Let’s embrace its power and unlock endless possibilities.

In Congress, I will champion FULL funding of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): The federal government promised to cover 40 percent of the average per pupil expenditure for special education– that promise has been broken over and over again. The current funding stands at less than 13 percent. The Congressional Research Service reports a nationwide IDEA shortfall of $23.92 billion for the 2021-2022 school year. The IDEA Full Funding Act aims to address this by requiring regular and mandatory increases in IDEA spending, fulfilling our obligation to America’s children and schools. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

MENTAL HEALTH
As we gain awareness of mental health challenges and solutions, it’s crucial for schools to provide holistic mental health services and support. These services are vital for students’ overall well-being and development. By offering early identification and support for mental health issues, school-based services play a critical role in addressing the increasing prevalence of stress and anxiety among children and adolescents.

School-based mental health programs create a safe environment for students to seek help, reducing stigma. Ultimately, integrating mental health services in schools builds a healthier and more resilient future generation.

In Congress, I will champion a consistent investment in and study of improving mental health in our nation.

The Mental Health Services for Students Act: This act allocates $300 million to improve mental health services in public schools nationwide. By partnering with local mental health professionals, like the experts in Northern Virginia, the bill aims to establish on-site services for students, expanding the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s Project AWARE. This legislation highlights the urgent need for accessible mental health care and recognizes the high number of untreated cases. It also addresses the rising incidence of adolescent suicide and declining youth mental health. However, the Act is just the beginning, as it provides funding to explore interventions that can enhance and deliver higher quality services. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

POST K-12 AFFORDABILITY
Resolving education debt is crucial for improving our economy. Student loans, personal debt, and soaring education costs often hinder graduates from pursuing careers, buying homes, or investing in their futures, creating long-term economic burdens. By addressing this issue, we can alleviate financial stress and pave the way for alternative paths like trade schools or apprenticeships, bridging skill gaps in the workforce. Promoting these less burdensome options diversifies and strengthens the labor market, contributing to a balanced and skilled economy. Addressing education debt enhances workforce diversity and boosts the nation’s economic health.

In Congress, I will champion reducing and eliminating the costs to pursuing post K-12 education.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris: The Biden-Harris Administration has made significant progress in workforce development through the American Rescue Plan. Notable initiatives include the infrastructure Talent Pipeline Challenge, which cultivates a diverse and skilled workforce for rebuilding our infrastructure. Investment was made in pre-apprenticeship programs, diversifying the talent pool and ensuring individuals from all backgrounds receive proper training, support, and high-paying union jobs. These historic investments have reduced the financial burden of career advancement and skills-based education, yielding tremendous returns. Sustaining and building upon this model is the future of getting work done.

The College Affordability Act: aims to enhance higher education quality and affordability for students and families. Through reinvestment, it seeks to lower costs, expand opportunities, and provide tailored support to diverse students. The Act holds schools accountable for student success and is a significant $400 billion investment over 10 years in the future of education.

Cancel Student Loan Debt: To cancel student loan debt, a comprehensive legislative approach is needed, alongside policies that address the root causes of high college costs and accessibility. This would involve congressional approval for large-scale debt forgiveness, ensuring the process is legally sound and equitable. Additionally, it’s crucial to implement systemic educational reforms, including increasing funding for public colleges and promoting alternatives like trade schools and apprenticeships, to prevent future unsustainable debt accumulation. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

BUILDING TEACHERS UP
Educators play a pivotal role in nurturing the next generation, necessitating continuous professional development to stay updated on evolving pedagogical techniques and technologies. By investing in their growth, we ensure that teachers are equipped to meet the diverse needs of students and adapt to changing educational landscapes. Elevating the status of the teaching profession attracts talented individuals, fostering a culture of excellence and innovation in education.

We must take a holistic approach to education professionals, encompassing not only teachers but also counselors, administrators, support staff, para-educators, and more. Running a school requires collective effort.

Ultimately, we must invest in higher pay and address shortages.

In Congress, I will bring the voice of an educator to Congress and work to advance the craft.

Increasing Title II funding: is crucial as it serves as the primary federal resource for supporting the Effective Instruction State Grant Program. This program plays a vital role in providing professional learning opportunities for educators and leaders across schools, districts, and states. Authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title II aims to ensure that all students have equitable access to effective educators.

The American Teacher Act: addresses the critical teacher shortage by proposing minimum teacher salaries of $60,000 and additional cost of living adjustments. This bill recognizes the urgent need to enhance teacher compensation as a means to value and retain educators, ensuring quality education access. By establishing a nationwide standard for teacher pay, the American Teacher Act would be a starting point to solidify the teaching profession and tackle the alarming turnover rates and shortages in the education sector. This legislation marks a significant step towards acknowledging and resolving the long-standing undervaluation of educators in the United States.

Advocating for Educators in Government: Let’s be honest about the ongoing challenges faced by teachers and public education in the face of unwarranted attacks from certain right-wing politicians. Their approach revolves around cutting funds, assigning blame, and prioritizing corporate interests. Unfortunately, their lack of understanding about the importance of public education has negative consequences. Even “moderate” and “swing district” politicians tend to dismiss investments in public education as unattainable or waste time with ineffective measures, like implementing snitch lines. Instead, we should acknowledge that it is teachers, students and parents who truly make a difference and improve education.

As a teacher, student, and parent myself, I am committed to bringing a real-world perspective and voice to the table. It is vital that our concerns are heard and that we prevent politicians from undermining the important work we do. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Childcare

Elevating the quality and affordability of childcare is a lifeline for working families and a cornerstone for early childhood development. By backing top-notch childcare, we’re giving our little ones a head start while ensuring parents can thrive in the workforce. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Gun safety legislation

It’s frustrating and disheartening to see so little progress on comprehensive gun safety measures. Drawing from a decade in the classroom, I’ll bring a school perspective to the table, advocating for effective strategies to mitigate the risks and reduce the potential for tragedies. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Restore reproductive rights

Guarding these rights is not about politics– it’s about everyone having the autonomy to make the best reproductive health decisions for their families. Restoring and safeguarding reproductive rights ensures that choices about one’s body remain personal and protected. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Good Jobs

Economic uncertainty looms large, I am laser-focused on bringing good jobs to the district that don’t just pay the bills but pave the way for families to build for the future. I will roll up my sleeves to advocate for innovative policies that support small businesses, bring high-end jobs throughout the district, and meet the evolving needs of our diverse workforce. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Climate Change

To effectively combat climate change, we must prioritize the passage of comprehensive climate legislation and champion workers’ at the center of legislation– not big corporations. Moving funding on everything from research to operating incentives from dirty to clean renewable sources is needed NOW. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Lower the cost of prescription drugs

Broadening Medicare can make healthcare accessible to more citizens, ensuring their health and well-being. By focusing on reducing the costs of Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans, we can offer quality healthcare at more affordable rates. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Advance VA-10 as the leader

VA-10 is stacked with leaders, innovative businesses and talent. Positioning VA-10 at the forefront of solutions to everything from climate change to the future of work can pave the way for sustainable practices and technologies. Embracing innovation in this area positions the district as a global leader in shaping our future. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Democracy

The erosion of democracy demands urgent action. With a grassroots perspective, I’m committed to advocating for robust policies that protect our elections, promote transparency, and empower voters by expanding voting rights. We must improve to be a true government by and for the people. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Pass the PRO Act

Workers need more than a pat on the back and the best way to get paid more is to bargain. Passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is pivotal to strengthening workers’ rights and ensuring fair labor practices in the modern workplace. This legislation empowers employees, promotes unionization, and provides a framework for more equitable working conditions. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Providing real student loan debt forgiveness

This one hits close to home… and the wallet. Alleviating the burden of student loan debt will unlock economic potential for young adults. Offering genuine debt forgiveness can empower a generation to invest, purchase homes, and contribute more robustly to the economy. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Kids with disabilities deserve every chance to shine. Robust funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is essential to ensure that students receive appropriate educational services and support. Adequate investment in IDEA can level the playing field, providing every child with opportunity to succeed academically and socially. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Protect and expand Social Security

Social Security is the promise of a sunset for our elders. Protecting and expanding it ensures retirement for all. Reinforcing this system safeguards our commitment to those who have contributed to society throughout their lives. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Expand high speed broadband access

In today’s digital era, having high-speed broadband is essential, not a luxury. By broadening its reach, we can create equal opportunities for all, including the residents of Rappahannock and Fauquier, to access the global information network. This expansion is crucial for linking communities, enhancing educational opportunities, and empowering individuals. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Expand access to telework

Commuting is exhausting. By working with employers in the region to expand telework we can improve flexibility and enhance work-life balance for many employees. By broadening telework access, companies can retain VA-10’s diverse talent pool while reducing environmental impacts from daily commutes. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Protect VA-10 from government shutdowns

Government shutdowns are more than just political standoffs—they hit our community’s pockets and our services hard. Safeguarding VA-10 from such shutdowns ensures economic stability for its residents. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Endorsements: No endorsements listed on website.

Education: No mention of personal education on website.

Relevant Employment History: See biography above.


Military Experience / Branch / Years of Service / Rank / Type of Discharge:
Marine Corps Veteran – served our nation in Operation Iraqi  Freedom. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Past Offices Held and Tenure: No mention of political offices held on website.

Community Service: See biography above.

Leadership Experience: See biography above.

Personal Strengths: Refused to answer. 

What is the most important thing Virginians need to know about you? Refused to answer.

How would your friends and family describe you? Refused to answer.
 

What are your thoughts on the Constitution as the Law of the Land? Refused to answer. No reference to the US Constitution on website. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

    

What are your thoughts on religious liberty? Refused to answer. No reference to religious liberty on website. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

    

What are your thoughts on the preservation of our history? Refused to answer. No reference to the preservation of history on website. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

   

What are your thought on government transparency? Refused to answer. No reference to government transparency on website. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on national defense? Refused to answer. No reference to veterans on website. Professes support for a ceasefire in Israel. See below. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

“As a Democrat, I call for an immediate ceasefire and prompt negotiations for the release of hostages held by Hamas, including American citizens,” Qarni declared. If elected, Qarni stated he would vote against any unconditional military aid for any war effort that fails to protect civilians. “Injustice must be called out and addressed–even with our allies.”

   

What are your thoughts on the free enterprise system? Refused to answer. Professes values contrary to the values of Chasing Freedom – Virginia. No reference to the free enterprise system on website. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on the protection of the unborn? Refused to answer. Professes values strongly contrary to the values of Chasing Freedom – Virginia. No reference to protection of the unborn on website. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Abortion Rights
The consequence of the Dobbs decision was a significant regression in women’s reproductive rights and abilities for families to plan for their futures. This decision caused a cascade effect, allowing states to enact draconian, out of touch, dangerous and frankly horrific restrictions on the accessibility and availability of safe abortion and health services for women.

I would advocate for the nationwide restoration and expansion of reproductive rights through federal legislation that ensures a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion. This will create uniformity across all states and offer protection against the efforts of radical politicians who seek to regress our rights to the 1800s.

There is a critical need to enhance and strengthen reproductive health services. This effort should ensure that women, regardless of their socio-economic status, have consistent access to essential services, including regular visits to gynecologists and obstetricians.

Access to birth control is vital for personal health, economic stability, and overall well-being. The Affordable Care Act made significant strides in making birth control more affordable for millions, leading to substantial savings. Despite this progress, access to birth control still heavily depends on one’s income, location, and insurance coverage. In Congress, I would push for the creation of a federal drug manufacturing initiative that includes birth control, to ensure that everyone, regardless of their zip code, has access to affordable and regular birth control.

Abortion Rights
Restore Abortion Rights Federally
Low Cost Visits to Gynecologists and Obstetricians
Universal Access to Birth Control (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Restore reproductive rights

Guarding these rights is not about politics– it’s about everyone having the autonomy to make the best reproductive health decisions for their families. Restoring and safeguarding reproductive rights ensures that choices about one’s body remain personal and protected. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

 

What are your thoughts on the role the family plays in America? Refused to answer. No reference to the role or importance of the family  on website. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcomes? Refused to answer. Professes values strongly contrary to the values of Chasing Freedom – Virginia. No reference to equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcomes on website. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on the 2nd Amendment? Refused to answer. Professes values contrary to the values of Chasing Freedom – Virginia. No reference the 2nd Amendment on website. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

Gun safety legislation

It’s frustrating and disheartening to see so little progress on comprehensive gun safety measures. Drawing from a decade in the classroom, I’ll bring a school perspective to the table, advocating for effective strategies to mitigate the risks and reduce the potential for tragedies. (Source: https://www.qarniforcongress.com/)

  

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