Dellicker Releases “Strong Families” Agenda
ALLENTOWN, PA – Kevin Dellicker, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in PA’s 7th Congressional District, released his “Strong Families” platform at a press conference Thursday.
“It’s not enough to talk about the issues. We must elect candidates who are serious about legislating,” Dellicker said. “I have spent this campaign emphasizing our need for strong families, good jobs, and safe communities. Over the next week, I will be releasing my proposed policies to strengthen each of those when I get to Congress.”
Dellicker’s “Strong Families” Platform focuses on young families, growing families, and military families.
- Protect all human life, including unborn children.
- Facilitate adoption by removing regulatory barriers, easing financial burdens, and protecting the rights of adoptive parents.
- Eliminate the so-called marriage tax penalty. Nobody should pay more federal income taxes because they decide to get married.
- Assist expectant mothers by improving access to prenatal care and postpartum services.
- Promote fatherhood, encourage marriage, and hold men accountable for child support.
- Ensure that federal funding for family, childcare, and adoption services does not discriminate against faith-based groups or pro-life organizations.
- Put parents in charge of their children’s education. Ensure parents have access to school facilities, curriculum, and health-related services. Nothing should happen to children in schools without the knowledge and consent of their parents.
- Forbid federal law enforcement agencies from intervening against parents who are peacefully petitioning their local school boards.
- Defund federal programs that indoctrinate students with progressive propaganda, in K-12 schools and in institutes of higher education.
- Get the federal government out of the student loan business. We should never force working Americans who didn’t go to college themselves or sacrificed to send their own kids to college to pay off the student loans of doctors, lawyers, and PhDs.
- Hold technology companies accountable for protecting our children online.
- Stop incentivizing people to go to college instead of learning a trade.
- Expand alternative educational options, such as charter schools, homeschooling, vocational training, and school choice.
- End the top-down mandates and bureaucratic red tape from the federal government and return control to local school boards and parents.
- Ensure the solvency of social security for current and near-retirees and improve the program for future generations.
Military Families and First Responders
- Improve the family support infrastructure for the 30,000 Pennsylvania-based members of the National Guard and Reserve. That means delivering services where troops live instead of where they work, ensuring cross-component cooperation, and expanding family access.
- Provide better access to mental health services, suicide prevention, substance abuse counseling, and post-traumatic stress disorder treatments for veterans, first-responders, front-line healthcare workers and their families.
- Hold the Veterans Administration accountable for providing outstanding service.
- Get inflation under control, which harms our senior citizens and hurts our most vulnerable families the most.
Dellicker also criticized the lack of civil discourse on these issues.
“Take abortion, for example. We all understand how personal and serious this debate can be. What we need is a civil debate and robust dialogue with all parties at the table. Congresswoman Susan Wild is already using inflammatory language when discussing this issue. This kind of rhetoric prevents any kind of dialogue before it begins.
Meanwhile, my primary opponent, Lisa Scheller has been silent on the issue. As she has done time and again throughout this campaign, she has offered no response and cannot tell us where she stands or what she would do if she were to be elected to Congress.
We need an honest debate on these issues. What’s clear is neither Congresswoman Wild nor Lisa Scheller are in any position to lead that conversation. But I am.”
For additional information on each of these focal points or on Dellicker’s broader Strong Families Platform, visit www.DellickerForCongress.com/Issues/
Dellicker has two more press conferences planned to announce his Good Jobs and Safe Communities platforms.
Kevin Dellicker, from Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County, is a Republican running for United States House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 7th District. He owns a technology company and is a 26-year veteran of the United States Armed Forces. To learn more about his campaign visit www.dellickerforcongress.com.
Military information and photos of Kevin in uniform do not imply endorsement by the Department of Defense, Air Force, Army, or National Guard.
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