Editorial: 2016 ISD Editorial Board endorsements

Iowa State Daily | ISD Editorial Board | 10/20/16

Editorial: 2016 ISD Editorial Board endorsements

Kim Weaver

It’s time to elect Kim Weaver to the U.S. House of Representatives and leave behind our national embarrassment, Rep. Steve King.

Weaver, an Iowa State alumna, acknowledges that student loan debt could very well be the next national financial crisis — a real concern for Iowa college students who experience among the highest debt in the country.

She has several plans to reduce or eliminate student loan debt, including implementing a national volunteer program where graduates could volunteer in exchange for debt relief.

Beyond that, she recognizes the role immigrants play in vitalizing Iowa’s economy, especially when it comes to the costs of farm labor. She supports a clear, common-sense path to citizenship for those already working in the country that would have them begin paying taxes if they don’t already.

Finally, Weaver simply cares about people. She is pro-choice, anti-death penalty, opposes the Keystone XL pipeline, supports gun control and same-sex marriage and believes climate change is a real and present threat.

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