Nothing is more important to a democracy than the right to vote. Currently, our democracy is under attack by people who want to suppress the voice of the people. Marqus Cole will fight to ensure that all voters have equal access to the polls and that their votes will be counted properly. The future of our democracy depends on it.
Healthcare in this country is a mess. Between rising costs for prescriptions, poor quality insurance coverage, and a government that is out of touch with the working class, we need a representative who is prepared to fight for us. As an attorney, Marqus Cole has fought the insurance companies and has helped working people get the treatment they need without breaking the bank. Marqus has the first-hand knowledge required to make our healthcare system affordable for all Georgians.
The American tax code has become too complex. Working families are struggling to find ways to decrease their tax burden while billionaires pay nothing. Marqus Cole will fight for a simplified tax code and remove loopholes that allow the rich to avoid paying their fair share. The middle class deserves an equal playing field.
The 7th district is at the forefront of quality public education. As the son of a public school teacher, Marqus Cole believes that we can’t stop investing in our schools. In order to remain at the forefront of public education, we must commit to funding and supporting schools and educators. Marqus will fight for federal match programs to increase teacher salaries and attract quality educators. Marqus will also work to end funding inequities to ensure that all of our students receive the best education, regardless of where their parents happen to live.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
Marqus’ time as a prosecutor gave him first-hand exposure to the inefficiencies and injustice of the criminal justice system. Institutional and systemic barriers such as mandatory minimums and racial/gender-based sentencing inequities are costing taxpayers millions of dollars each year and producing unjust outcomes. We should not have one criminal justice system for the rich and powerful and a separate one for the poor and powerless. Marqus Cole will fight to reform the criminal justice system. It is vital that we create cost effective solutions that will keep people safe and promote justice.