Full Name: Margaret Franklin

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Office Sought: House of Representatives, 7th Congressional District of Virginia

 

Party Affiliation: Democrat

 

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

Campaign POC: Unavailable

Phone Number: Unavailable

Campaign Email:
info@margaretforvirginia.com

Structured Interview Request Sent: Refused 2024.

Structured Interview Response and Date: Refused.

Vetting Panel Selected: Refused

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Biography: Democrat Margaret Angela Franklin has a proven record of making progress as a Prince William County supervisor and as a legislative director on Capitol Hill. With nearly a decade of congressional experience in legislative leadership positions, Margaret has dedicated her career to standing up for our progressive values. (Source: https://www.margaretforvirginia.com/)


Why you?
Margaret will fight to protect reproductive rights, prevent gun violence, and build an economy that works for everyone. (Source: https://www.margaretforvirginia.com/)

What are your priorities? 

Protecting Reproductive Rights
Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, millions have lost the fundamental right to choose. Many states have banned and criminalized abortion, even in cases of rape, incest, and when the life of the woman is at stake. Women have been forced to cross state lines to receive life-saving reproductive care. They have faced criminal investigations into miscarriages. And until we have a Congress willing to act, these horrific stories will continue. Margaret will pass a guaranteed national right to choose, stopping right-wing extremists from banning it in Virginia. (Source: https://www.margaretforvirginia.com/)

Gun Violence Prevention
Addressing gun violence is a top priority for Margaret. As a Prince William County Supervisor, she has brought law enforcement and communities together to reduce gun violence up and down the Route 1 corridor. As a senior staffer in Congress, she has worked to advance legislation to crack down on illegal gun sales. As our next Congresswoman, she will pass laws to get guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, create universal background checks to close gun-buying loopholes, and punish people trafficking guns across state lines. (Source: https://www.margaretforvirginia.com/)

An Economy that Works for Everyone
Raised by a single dad after her mom passed away from cancer, Margaret understands the challenges facing working families today. Costs across the board are too high for Virginia families. As a county supervisor, she has led the charge to build affordable housing communities and created an affordable housing trust fund. Margaret will never stop fighting to reduce costs and build an economy that works for all. (Source: https://www.margaretforvirginia.com/)

We also need to continue leading the world in innovation. We need regulations that protect consumers while allowing industries to flourish, especially developing technologies like crypto and blockchain. (Source: https://www.margaretforvirginia.com/)

Lowering the Cost of Healthcare and Prescription Drugs
After losing her mother to cancer at eight years old, Margaret saw firsthand the burden that high healthcare costs put on families, and that right now, too many people are being forced to choose between life saving medical treatment and paying their bills. Empowering Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices is a crucial victory won by Democrats, but more needs to be done to lower the cost of prescription drugs, lower healthcare costs for everyone, and protect the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. (Source: https://www.margaretforvirginia.com/)

Preserving our Democracy
We should be making it easier, not harder, for citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote. It’s essential that we protect and expand voting rights here in Virginia and across the country to ensure our democracy continues. While working as a legislative staffer in Congress, Margaret worked with Congressman John Lewis and his staff to advance voting rights legislation. In Congress, Margaret will work to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, which will expand and protect voting rights, make it easier to vote, and stop gerrymandering. (Source: https://www.margaretforvirginia.com/)

World Class Education for Everyone
The value of a great education has been clear to Margaret for as long as she can remember. Far too many children do not have access to the world class education that they deserve, due to underfunded schools, teacher pay that isn’t high enough, and kids still trying to catch up from the pandemic. In Congress, Margaret will fight against cuts to education funding, and ensure that every child has access to strong neighborhood schools and affordable opportunities for students to continue to learn and reach their full potential. We must guarantee that every child receives the education they need to be successful, no matter where they live or what their parents’ income is. (Source: https://www.margaretforvirginia.com/)

Endorsements: 

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D (D-NC)
Former Congressman Al Lawson (D-FL)
Virginia State Senator Jennifer Carroll Foy
Prince William County Neabsco District Supervisor Victor Angry
Former Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni
Stafford County Supervisor Tinesha Allen
Dumfries Town Council Member Shaun Peet (Source: https://www.margaretforvirginia.com/)

Education: No mention of education on website.

Relevant Employment History: See biography above.


Military Experience / Branch / Years of Service / Rank / Type of Discharge:
No mention on website.

Past Offices Held and Tenure: Prince William County supervisor. (Source: https://www.margaretforvirginia.com/)

Community Service: No mention on website.

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. 

Preserving our Democracy
We should be making it easier, not harder, for citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote. It’s essential that we protect and expand voting rights here in Virginia and across the country to ensure our democracy continues. While working as a legislative staffer in Congress, Margaret worked with Congressman John Lewis and his staff to advance voting rights legislation. In Congress, Margaret will work to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, which will expand and protect voting rights, make it easier to vote, and stop gerrymandering. (Source: https://www.margaretforvirginia.com/)
    

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

   

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

   

What are your thoughts on national defense? Refused to answer. No reference to veterans or national defense on website. (Source: https://www.margaretforvirginia.com/)

   

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

   

What are your thoughts on the protection of the unborn? Refused to answer. Professes values contrary to the values of Chasing Freedom – Virginia. (Source: https://www.margaretforvirginia.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.margaretforvirginia.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcomes? Refused to answer. No reference to equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcomes on website. (Source: https://www.margaretforvirginia.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on the 2nd Amendment? Refused to answer. Professes values potentially contrary to the values of Chasing Freedom – Virginia. (Source: https://www.margaretforvirginia.com/)

Gun Violence Prevention
Addressing gun violence is a top priority for Margaret. As a Prince William County Supervisor, she has brought law enforcement and communities together to reduce gun violence up and down the Route 1 corridor. As a senior staffer in Congress, she has worked to advance legislation to crack down on illegal gun sales. As our next Congresswoman, she will pass laws to get guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, create universal background checks to close gun-buying loopholes, and punish people trafficking guns across state lines. (Source: https://www.margaretforvirginia.com/)


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