Everyone deserves a fair chance to succeed. Our nation’s success is built on the founding principles of unlimited opportunity, quality education, commitment to hard work, and the freedom to pursue our dreams. Johnny DuPree fights each and every day to ensure that the community is advancing towards meeting these founding principles. Read on to learn about the issues at hand, and what is being done to combat them.
Economy, Jobs, And Fighting Poverty
The Economy is hitting us hard. For some of us, the reality of choosing between daily needs and priorities is nothing new. Johnny DuPree knows what it's like to go through poverty and face an economic fact: no matter how hard you work, there will always be more month than money. Johnny was blessed with the gift of a strong work ethic, supportive family and friends, and God's favor. These things allowed him to start his own business, become an elected official, and serve as the mayor of one of Mississippi's fastest-growing and economically sustainable cities.
As your Congressman, Johnny will take the memories of his youth with him to Congress. He will not forget the days of walking on dirt streets, his family never owning a car, and receiving food subsidies. Whether fighting to solve inflation, skyrocketing gas prices, or ensuring equitable and fair pay for all
people, he will continue his journey of helping remedy economic insecurities. His primary goal is to help ensure we all have more than a fighting chance in this Economy.
Healthcare should be preventative, and the only way of making that happen is by ensuring affordability. No one should ever have to choose between living and leveraging their family's future over outlandishly high medical bills and prescription costs. Johnny DuPree supports capping prescription drug costs and abolishing pre-existing condition coverages.
Johnny also believes healthcare decisions should be made by the patient and their healthcare provider, including a woman's right to determine her reproductive healthcare options. He also believes that affordable healthcare for all citizens should be a right and not a subjectively determined privilege decided by insurance profits and CEO salaries.
Rights and freedoms
All rights of every human should be protected without exception of race, color, sexual identity, orientation, or gender. These rights are not meant to strip rights away from others but to expand the rights of those historically disenfranchised. Voting rights, gender rights, and civil and social justice rights are not just rights for subgroups of Americans; they are essential to the fabric of the United States of America and its Future.
Although Johnny believes in these inalienable rights for all, he does not believe individuals should ever encroach on or endanger the rights or lives of others. Johnny believes in common-sense gun control, which keeps guns out of the hands of those that should not have them, including potentially violent and mentally unstable individuals. As a certified and responsible gun owner, he understands the importance of responsible gun ownership and safety, but not at the cost of innocent lives.
Energy and climate
In South Mississippi, our lands are our most incredible resource and driver of economic viability. South Mississippi has also been a constant victim of natural and man-made disasters. Impending climate change has made these disasters a much more significant threat. Climate change, global warming, and melting polar ice caps have pushed Tornado Alley further south into Mississippi and made the Gulf of Mexico a hotbed for seasonal hurricanes and tropical storms. This all puts in jeopardy our safety and
Finding a sustainable energy source and becoming energy independent is imperative to controlling and protecting our future.
Mississippi's Fourth Congressional District is home to the state's largest military base (Keesler AFB) and largest military training installation (Camp Shelby). The military is not only crucial to the safety of America's interests; it is vital to the economic viability of our communities. Veterans have fought for this country and must receive that same commitment from us when they return home from service. We must strengthen the VA Healthcare system, broaden access to mental health and wellness services, sustain our commitment to their further education, and ensure that no Veteran is displaced by homelessness.