When it comes to policy, there is no comparison

The campaign for the 11th Congressional District in North Carolina is not about a culture war. It’s not about name-calling and spreading fear of “the other” in order to win votes.

It’s about policy. It’s about what can each candidate do to make your lives better.

So here’s a comparison chart of Moe Davis vs. Madison Cawthorn.

See which candidate will work for you.

 

HOW DO THEY COMPARE ON ISSUES:

Moe Davis doesn’t have a lot in common with Madison Cawthorn when it comes to policy proposals for Western North Carolina. Here’s a quick glance at what each candidate has said about key issues:

MOE DAVIS

MADISON CAWTHORN

HEALTHCARE

Supports a public option to ensure that everyone has healthcare coverage, but allows those who prefer to procure their own insurance at their own expense to do so. Seeks to allow more insurance companies to compete with Blue Cross and Blue Shield to lower costs. Of course, that will do nothing for those who lost employer-based health insurance. And allowing out-of-state insurance companies would strip away the state’s authority to regulate them, meaning fewer consumer protections.

COVID 19

Believes it is a global pandemic that threatens our health and our economy, and follows state guidelines on masks and social distancing to protect others. Says it’s no different than the flu, that we shouldn’t shut down our economy, and rarely wears a mask or practices social distancing.

BROADBAND

Supports Jim Clyburn’s HR 7302 Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act, an $80 billion investment in expanding broadband to rural areas. Supports tax incentives for ISPs to get them to expand their networks. (This has been tried for nearly 20 years and has ultimately failed because ISPs won’t invest in expansion to rural areas where they can’t make a profit, even if they are given incentives to do so.)

EDUCATION

Supports greater investment in Title I spending to improve rural education, supports tuition assistance for technical schools and state public universities and zero-interest loan programs. Seeks to eliminate the Department of Education and end government student loan programs; believes colleges and universities are “indoctrination camps.”

VETERANS

Will fight to protect the VA from privatization. Supports a president who is seeking to privatize VA healthcare

JOBS / LIVING WAGE

Attracting jobs to Western North Carolina depends on expanding access to healthcare, adding broadband capability and training students for high tech jobs in green energy and green technology that pay well and will protect our environment. We also must raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. No mention of jobs or wages on his website.

ENVIRONMENT

Believes in science and the need for policies to reverse climate change because it is our moral obligation to preserve and protect our land, air and water for our children and future generations. Will work to extend and expand federal support for commercial and consumer alternative energy programs including wind, solar, geothermal heating and cooling. Supports a return to the Paris Agreement. No mention.

RACIAL INEQUALITY

Supports ending qualified immunity so that police officers can be held liable for violating the rights of people they serve. He would push to establish a federal model policing program that creates standards of conduct including de-escalation and the use of non-lethal force. He supports efforts to give back to the Black community to compensate for decades of racist economic policies. Called Democrats racists and said reparations are not needed because 600,000 died to free slaves in the Civil War. Offered hydration packs to Asheville police a day after police made international news by destroying a medic station and slashing bottles of water meant for protestors.

WOMEN / WOMEN’s RIGHTS

Supports North Carolina’s bid to approve the Equal Rights Amendment. “Women need men to tell them what to do.  Wise words from my wonderful father.”

 

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