Nan has always been fully committed to women’s rights. Her long record is clear and unchanging. She is the ONLY pro-choice candidate for Governor of Florida. Nan believes women must have the right to make their own personal health care decisions without government intrusion.
Public education is Nan Rich’s top priority, and it must be a top priority for state government. Today, Florida ranks 48th in state funding for K-12 education, and that has to change. Nan believes public dollars should fund public schools and opposes expansion of the school voucher program. She supports high-quality universal Pre-K as a way to prepare students for kindergarten and to improve student performance. Nan would fight to increase funding for Pre-K, public schools, universities and colleges.
Nan Rich is fully committed to raising the minimum wage from $7.93 an hour to $10.10 an hour. Two thirds of the people who earn the minimum wage are women and more than 871,000 children live in households that would be affected by an increase in the minimum wage. Nan believes raising the minimum wage is an important measure to support working families and lift people out of poverty. Unlike her primary opponent, Charlie Crist, Nan Rich announced her support of the bill that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 on the same day it was introduced in the state legislature.
Florida faces a crisis in health care. Our state ranks 3rd in the nation in uninsured residents (4.1 million) and 3rd in uninsured children (436,166). That’s unacceptable. Nan believes that all Floridians have a right to accessible and affordable health care. That’s why she supports the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, including health care expansion, which would enable Florida to accept the $51 billion in federal funds – our own tax dollars – to provide health care to over 1.2 million Floridians, including children who desperately need it.