Why We Support Jay Inslee for Washington Governor
As an independent group of working class people, we support Jay Inslee because he grew up one of us.
Jay Inslee’s Working Class Background
Jay understands what it is like to earn a day’s pay doing hard work. He learned that from his working class parents. His father was a teacher and his mother was a sales clerk at Sears and Roebuck. As a young man, Jay Inslee ran a jackhammer in Seattle. He passed on his working class values to his own children that he raised with his wife in Central Washington and later in Western Washington.
We know times are tough for some of you. Many of you have either lost your job, seen your retirement savings shrink, watched your kids’ college fund dry up, or learned that your home is worth less than you paid for it. Some have suffered all of these.
Things won’t change until our leaders stop taking orders from Wall Street and start listening to Main Street. It is that simple.
How should you decide which candidate for Governor is a supporter of working class people? The best way is to look at what they have already done with their lives. Politicians will promise big things, but what they do is more important.
Jay Inslee said “No” to Wall Street Shenanigans
As a U.S. Congressman, Jay Inslee stood up to Wall Street banks when most Democrats and Republicans were letting bankers gamble with your savings accounts. Jay knew that Wall Street could not be trusted. He was right.
Jay Inslee said “No” to Bank Bailouts
In 2008 when Congress passed an $800 billion bailout of big banks at taxpayer expense, Jay again bucked his party leadership. He voted no. He refused to reward Wall Street for causing our economic crisis.
Jay Inslee is Building a Working Washington
As a U.S. Congressman, Jay Inslee has already helped increase Washington employment. He has helped bring jobs to Spokane and Vancouver, to Anacortes and Wenatchee, to Tacoma and Ellensburg, to Seattle and Liberty Lake and elsewhere. Jay also played a central role in opening up apple exports to Japan that have been worth millions of dollars in trade for Washington farmers.
Jay Inslee has laid out ambitious plan to boost Washington employment as Governor. His ideas will reward innovative, creative thinking and put Washington State in the lead of a clean energy revolution.