Homola’s stances more in step with personal values 

Letter from Larry Morrell 9/21/16 

Editor,

Using facts, not fiction or unfounded accusations, I want to express my support for Angie Homola for state Senate in the 10th District. Angie’s qualifications have been thoroughly vetted by others, so I’ll focus on why she is more aligned with my beliefs and values than her opponent, Sen. Barbara Bailey.

• Sen. Bailey publicly declared that she is not convinced of the link between human activity and climate change. I find it disheartening that she, the chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Higher Education, would ignore the overwhelming scientific consensus on the causes of climate change.

• Sen. Bailey has a “D” rating from the Alliance for Gun Responsibility with an “F” in both community and legislative advocacy.

• Sen. Bailey co-sponsored Senate Bill 6443 to repeal the Human Rights Commission’s new rule explicitly protecting the right of transgender people to use the bathrooms consistent with their gender identity.

• Washington state has the most regressive tax system in the nation. Sen. Bailey has stated publicly, “Our tax system is working well.” Perhaps it’s working well for her, but not for the bottom 20 percent of the economic pyramid who pay an overall tax rate seven times that of the top 1 percent of earners. Ref: Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

I find Sen. Bailey’s stances on climate change, gun responsibility, transgender rights and tax equity to be vastly out of step with my core values and beliefs.

Angie Homola understands these issues and is prepared to work hard for the citizens who elect her, rather than for out-of-state corporate donors who seem to be controlling her opponent’s agenda.

I ask your readers to dig into the facts and see that Sen. Bailey has done virtually nothing for her district during her term. It’s time to send someone to Olympia who will work hard, make the tough decisions to move our state forward. Vote to elect Angie Homola our state senator of Legislative District 10.

Larry Morrell

Langley

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  • Chris Richards
    commented 2016-09-24 11:16:45 -0700
    Mr. Morrell has pinpointed several of the reasons Bailey is not fit to represent the 10th LD. Underlying all these is her membership in and active support of ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council). This group seeks to cripple government so the corporations will be free to operate without regulations. Bailey is a key ALEC supporter in Washington state and that is why she gets so much money from corporations.

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