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1- If you are worried about the effect climate change will have on your children and grandchildren, you better vote for Abigail Spanberger. Brat opposes Federal Government action to alleviate climate change and has supported legislation to prevent such federal action.
2- If you believe you have a promise from the United States Government to provide you Social Security and Medicare when you retire, you better vote for Spanberger. Dave Brat wants to drastically reduce these programs.
3- If you think that something needs to be done to reduce gun violence, you better vote for Abigail Spanberger. Brat opposes any restrictions on gun access, even for suspected terrorists or persons adjudged to be a threat to themselves or others.
4- If you believe that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care, you better vote for Spanberger. Brat voted to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act. He favors personal Health Savings Accounts (i.e., self insurance) instead.
5- If you want to save the environment, you better vote for Abigail Spanberger. Brat has acted to restrict EPA's ability to enforce the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts.
6- If you think that legislative action must be taken to fix our immigration system, you better vote for Abigail Spanberger. Dave Brat opposes comprehensive immigration reform.
7- If you think that public education is vital to the future of the United States, you better vote for Abigail Spanberger. Brat supports using public education money for school vouchers.
8- If you believe that all woman should have access to specialized women's health care, you better vote for Spanberger. Dave Brat favors defunding Planned Parenthood and other family-planning organizations.
9- If you are worried about the national debt, you better vote for Spanberger. Dave Brat has knowingly voted to increase our indebtedness by $2.5 trillion and pushes tax loopholes that will further increase the debt.
Editor's Note: this letter has been published here with the author’s permission.
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