“The job of government is not to impose any limitations on women’s rights, but rather to ensure that women’s rights are not being infringed.” –Lisa Hunter
The American Women’s Party is proud to endorse Lisa Hunter to be DC’s Ward 6 Councilmember. Lisa is a longtime activist who joined the Peace Corps after graduating college. She then turned her attention to political work, joining Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign. After the campaign, Lisa moved to DC and ultimately joined the Obama administration in 2010 to work on health reform at the Department of Health and Human Services. During this time Lisa earned her Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University. Lisa canvassed and conducted voter protection for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and currently works at a local healthcare firm studying the complexities of health policy in the US.
Lisa Hunter believes the job of government is to protect the rights of marginalized communities, not to impose limitations or discriminate. She strongly supports reproductive rights and is running to protect women’s access to reproductive services. She has also seen first-hand how voter suppression laws hurt people and turn them away from the polls, so strongly supports restoring voting rights to felons and automatic voter registration, and opposes any effort to pass voter ID laws.
Lisa Hunter believes local jurisdictions can combat climate change through investment in clean transportation and infrastructure as well as incentivizing individual use of clean energy and alternative energy solutions. She supports tuition assistance and repayment options that would help low income residents in DC earn degrees and gain access to more stable jobs, housing and economic security.
“I am a progressive, working mom who knows how difficult it is to raise a child in
Washington, D.C. I’m running for DC Council because our city is leaving too many of our neighbors behind.” – Lisa Hunter
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