Americans Helping Americans Abroad

Question 1: Taxation

Would you commit to working with Americans residing abroad to reform the current citizenship-based US tax system?

The taxation system in place for Americans abroad is flawed. With an increasingly globalized economy, we should not put our citizens at a disadvantage as they pursue careers around the world. I fully support reforming the system to keep our workers on a level playing field by eliminating double taxation for Americans overseas by supporting a residency based tax system.

Question 2: Services

Will you support on-line access to government agencies and adequate funding for consular functions upon which Americans abroad rely?

Americans abroad should have the same access to these services as domestic Americans do.,

Question 3: Banking

Would you support an enforceable right for all US citizens to a US bank account so they can retain their US savings and retirement accounts and make and receive payments in the United States?

I would support United States citizens being able to retain a U.S. bank account to make and receive payments in the U.S., especially with the realization of the complications involved for Americans living abroad.

Message from the Candidate:

I am a mother, a former attorney, a founder of a successful nonprofit that focuses on children’s literacy, and a former Obama Administration staffer. I care deeply about the future of our Nation and the Ohio 2nd Congressional District, where I am raising my two precious children.

Like most people in Ohio, I grew up in a home that valued education and hard work. My dad is a retired water worker and proud union member. My mom was an office manager. When I was 7, my mom was diagnosed with Lupus – a disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Without dad’s union benefits and healthcare, my family would have been forced into bankruptcy due to the cost of her treatment. I truly understand the importance of quality, affordable healthcare and the physical, financial, and emotional toll of being a caregiver.

I went on to become the first in my family to graduate from college, to run a consulting business that serves local nonprofit organizations, and to start a nonprofit that focuses on children’s literacy. I know what it means to start a business from scratch. The people of Southern Ohio need access to a quality education, good jobs with strong benefits, and affordable healthcare that will allow their families to thrive.

I am running for Congress because families in Southern Ohio deserve someone who champions their values. The game is rigged against working people. The culture of corruption that dominates Washington leaves the values and interests of the people behind, while big money lobbyists play politics with our healthcare and wages. Our education system needs to be funded, our healthcare is too expensive, and jobs are leaving the district in record numbers. Lobbyists and Wall Street continue to receive corporate bailouts while Ohio families worry about their future. I will fight for real solutions for our families.

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