As new research indicates, the consequences of congressional inaction are serious for lower-income families, especially in the 8th District and other parts of Indiana. When people cannot earn a decent wage, they do not live as long as their wealthier neighbors. Moreover, the gap in life expectancy between rich and poor has been increasing in recent years.
But good government can compensate for the impact of poverty on health. When Congress raises the minimum wage and invests more in job creation, fewer families remain poor. And when poor people live in communities with good public health policies and good social services, their life expectancy rises.
Unfortunately, the 8th District’s incumbent has been sitting on the sidelines rather than promoting policies that would help those in need. We need a member of Congress who represents the public’s interest on Capitol Hill. That’s what I will do as your representative in DC.
We have been grateful for your support for our campaign. You have helped us get off to an excellent start. Thank you very much!
To win election, we will need to continue our strong efforts. Today is our pre-primary fundraising deadline, and I hope you can help us meet our very important fundraising goal. Whether you give $5 or $500, your support now will do much to help us have a successful campaign.
We can take a check made out to "Orentlicher for Congress" and mailed to P.O. Box 3053, Terre Haute, IN 47803. Online donations can be made by clicking here. Please contribute by this evening. Thank you very much for your consideration.
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