JAN SCHNEIDER (D) FOR THE FLORIDA 16TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Widow receiving flag at Sarasota National Cemetery
In campaigning back in 2001, Jan adamantly opposed the United States becoming embroiled in a war in Iraq. She continues to oppose ill-advised military ventures.
Even back then, Jan identified the decline of the middle
class as the primary socio-political issue of our times.
For longer than that, Jan has advocated for a single-payer national health insurance system (with healthcare delivery systems remaining privately controlled).
Jan supports bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines
and also supports universal background checks and closing the gun-show loophole.
Jan has forcefully opposed converting Medicare into a
voucher system and likewise opposed privatizing Social
Security or the Veterans Affairs Health Care System.
For all of her adult life, Jan has been a strong advocate for women’s rights (including reproductive rights and economic parity), for environmental protection and for constitutional equality.
HEALTH, HEALTH, HEALTH: Healthy is not only for the wealthy: Preserve Medicare without conversion to a voucher system and without cuts in benefits; support the Affordable Care Act as a vital step forward, but move to a more efficient and less-costly single-payer/Medicare- for-all insurance program; and fight for healthcare for veterans and military families, including protecting and improving the Veterans Health Administration. email@example.com.
OTHER ISSUES: Jan remains fervent about other issues as well. Please see our “Issues” section and “Jan’s Opinion Pieces.”