Sheffield for Congress

District 13

12048 Grand River Ave. Detroit, MI 48204

313.491.0222


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As a Congressman Horace Sheffield will work aggressively to address and to have impact in the following issues:


1. EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT

For years Horace Sheffield has sought to address the issue of unemployment and underemployment though his administration of Adult Education Centers, Alternative Educational programs and schools, and various forms of job training. Nothing is more important to this region than the creation and maintenance of jobs. As a Congressman he will work to protect worker’s rights, expand and protect benefits to unemployed workers, find job training programs, support private sector job expansion, and do whatever is required to address unemployment and to increase employment in the 13th district.


2. EDUCATION

Horace Sheffield supports a national and federally determined equalization of the per pupil allocation (per FTE)  for students in the 13th district which will end the disparity of money spent per pupil which now exist and which will ensure an equal educational opportunity for all students.  


Even though this nation has made great strides toward educational reform and consequently the educational achievement gap between rich and poor and among difference races has been narrowed. And while at the same time more students have scuffled to find a way to pursue post secondary education underprivileged districts still face substandard facilities, less than adequate instructional resources, daily exposure to violence, and often less qualified teachers.


To rectify such disparities and to insure adequate educational funding and equal educational opportunities Horace Sheffield supports the following educational concepts and initiatives.


a. Equal Access

Every child anywhere in the United States should not be punished because of where they live and should have equal access to the same level of educational financing, qualified and effective teachers, safe schools, sufficient textbooks, computers and technology, and all other supplemental educational, remedial, and occupational materials that will allow to them to reach for the top.


b. Gear Up Funding

Horace Sheffield supports Gear Up, which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.  Gear Up is a federal program that targets low-income students and is designed to prepare them to enter college in greater numbers.


3. PRO ISRAEL

Horace Sheffield strongly supports and is pro Israel. He having recently travel to Israel, and knowing the importance of her as an ally he would oppose any attempt to shrink her borders, to, given her strategic and military value to us and to the region, continue to support the level of foreign aid she received, and to maintain the current sanctions against Iran. He supports the Nuclear Free Act of 2013 and believes that it should be voted on and passed if there exist any evidence that Iran’s interim agreement is being violated.


I also concur with Secretary Kerry’s contention that while peace is to be pursued that the current diplomatic discussion must not be about trusting Iran. To the contrary, our focus must be focused on dismantling, intense scrutiny, and independent verification aimed at ensuring that Iran fully complies with a negotiated final agreement and consequently never acquires a nuclear weapons capability.


I support any and all efforts to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians. I support a two state solution that will insure the integrity, perpetuation, and the safety of Israel as a recognized and independent state. I completely support Secretary Kerry’s current leadership, and this administration’s efforts, to achieve such a solution.


4. HEALTH CARE

Horace Sheffield supports and has promoted the Affordable Health Care Act which was passed in 2010. This law provides for affordable access to all Americans to health insurance and it puts in place health care reforms that hold insurance companies more accountable, it guarantees a wider range of health care choices and its holds insurance companies accountable.  This historic bill will lower premium costs for businesses and families and it is estimated that it will allow over 32 new Americans who are presently uninsured become insured.


a. Disparities in Health Care African Americans, Latinos, and the Poor.

In the US African Americans, Latinos, and America’s poor suffer from a higher chronic disease rate than all other Americans. Diabetes, HIV, and a host of other preventable killers plague these communities at an alarming rate. Horace Sheffield, who has longed work to address these disparities, will continue to work tirelessly to improve the mortality and infant mortality rates in these communities and in the 13th District.


5. OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUES

•Horace Sheffield will work to create a mix source of funding to fix and improve the district’s infrastructure.


• Horace Sheffield will fight to fully restore the Energy Block Grant Program, and to invest in Weatherization of homes and commercial buildings.


• Horace Sheffield will work to provide funding to redevelop Brownfield’s.


• Horace Sheffield will work to prioritize funding for alternative energy, to diversify America’s energy supplies, and the rebuilding of our poor water infrastructure.


•Horace Sheffield supports the repair of this nation’s school buildings.


•Horace Sheffield will work to create more jobs in Green Industries.



Sheffield for Congress

District 13

12048 Grand River Ave. Detroit, MI 48204

313.491.0222


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