WTF Endorsement: Gloria Johnson for State Representative

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Gloria Johnson is running in District 13 in Knox County. Gloria spent 27 years as an educator, most of them in the Knox County Schools, and is currently launching an educational consulting business, Tennessee Alliance for Learning and Leadership. She is an experienced leader who held the District 13 seat from 2012-2014, and she supports WTF goals of health care access, pay equity, fully-funded public schools, and protection of women’s right to make their own health care decisions.

Here is Gloria in her own words:

I will continue to fight for access to affordable health care and great public schools, both of which are so critical for our families. Without Insure TN, we stand to lose over 30 rural hospitals and thousands of jobs, not to mention the health and wellbeing of thousands of Tennesseans. No one in Tennessee should lose their home because they get sick. 

We need to support quality education, to make sure that our education system is equitable for all, giving every child the opportunity to be a success. We need to work collaboratively with teachers—not against them—to improve the performance of students, teachers, and schools, and we need to invest in public schools rather than putting tax dollars in private education. 

In order to grow our middle class, we must raise wages to ensure hardworking Tennesseans earn a living wage. Tennessee is one of the top states, if not the top, for percentage of minimum wage workers. Of those minimum wage workers, more than 60% are women. I know we can do better. We can also make sure that women get equal pay for the same work as men.

The citizens of District 13 need a leader who will advocate for legislation that improves the quality of life for them and their families. Gloria Johnson has proven she can be that leader.

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