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TOMLINSON ANNOUNCES SECOND SLATE OF POLICIES REFLECTING GEORGIA PROGRESSIVE VALUES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 30, 2019

TOMLINSON ANNOUNCES SECOND SLATE OF POLICIES REFLECTING GEORGIA PROGRESSIVE VALUES

Columbus, GA – Today Teresa Tomlinson, candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia, released her second slate of policy proposals addressing some of Georgia’s – and the country’s – biggest challenges:

“We can not continue down this road with elected officials like David Perdue and Mitch McConnell – who perpetuate our political stalemate. We need thoughtful leaders who have a clear-sighted vision for what is possible. These policy papers set forth a better, more functional way,” Tomlinson said.

The first round of policy papers, released on July 22, included Tomlinson’s positions on subjects such as: Healthcare, Women’s Reproductive Health, Climate Crisis, Immigration, A New Civic and Economic Infrastructure, Voting Rights, Israel, and Marijuana Legalization.

This round includes Tomlinson’s positions on Agriculture, Gun Violence, Foreign Affairs, Criminal Justice Reform, Veterans Affairs and Labor. All of the policy papers can be found on the candidate’s website: www.teresatomlinson.com/issues.

“Government is to be used as a tool to find solutions to our challenges, not as a weapon to divide us. This can only be achieved with leaders who are willing to think outside of the box and utilize 21st century solutions,” Tomlinson concluded.

During her time as Mayor of Columbus, Teresa Tomlinson enacted a host of better-governing progressive policies which successfully increased the quality of life for Columbus residents while saving citizens tens of millions of dollars. Tomlinson reformed the city budget, including the employee healthcare and pension plans, decreased unemployment, instituted the Rapid Resolution Program to expeditiously resolve non-violent felony charges and reduce holding times for lower-grade crimes, turned around struggling neighborhoods, lowered crime by more than 40%, reduced homelessness, created 66 miles of an interconnected alternative transportation system, completed a feasibility study for high speed passenger rail from Columbus to Atlanta, made the public transit system more energy efficient, removed an environmental threat from the banks of the Chattahoochee River, and reinvigorated the city’s tourism industry – all while providing services at the lowest per capita rate of any major city in Georgia. Near the end of her second term, Columbus was named one of the 25 Best Run Cities in America.

Teresa Tomlinson is an eighth-generation Georgian whose mother came out of generational poverty in South Georgia. Teresa was born and raised in Atlanta and is a proud graduate of Georgia public schools. She graduated with a dual degree in government and economics from Sweet Briar College, an all-women’s college, before earning her law degree from Emory University.

Contact: Nicole Henderson, nicole@teresatomlinson.com, 404-939-1594.

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