I am in favor of educational reform. I believe that many statewide issues stem from a lack of education. In regards to legislation concerning education, I am in favor of establishing a statewide lottery where benefits are allocated to the Alabama Department of Education. Money should not define and limit our students’ opportunities. Every child and teen in the state of Alabama should have adequate educational opportunities that will better their future and in turn, the future of our state.
I am in favor of efficiency and funding research into healthier and cleaner forms of energy; specifically, research into solar, wind and nuclear energy.
I support the Second Amendment. That being said, I am in favor of restrictions to ensure the safety of the people. For example, restricting criminals and the mentally unstable from purchasing firearms through background checks.
I believe in upholding the current rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court and I do not support legalization that conflicts with the Supreme Court’s ruling concerning gay marriage. I strive for our state to be one of acceptance and equality.
I stand by the court’s Roe v. Wade decision concerning abortion. The state needs to improve sex education in order to provide proper education. Regardless of stance, I am pro-education for the people.
I am not in favor of the legalization of any drugs; however, I am in favor of the decriminalization of marijuana.
I believe that we should end the prison industrial complex and stop overcrowding. Overcrowding in prisons can be decreased by the allocation of more funds to the prison systems and the rehabilitation of criminals.
UNEMPLOYMENT AND JOBS
Gov. Kay Ivey said that the unemployment rate in Alabama is at an all-time low. This time last year, the unemployment rate was 6.2 percent. We are currently at 3.5 percent. I hope to continue this progress by supporting any legislation that will create jobs for the state; therefore, creating jobs for Alabamians.
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Claudia Hubbard, an 18-year-old senior at St. James School in Montgomery, was elected in February 2017 to serve as Alabama’s youth governor for the 2017-2018 term of the Alabama YMCA Youth Legislature program. She will serve as the state’s chief executive for the 70th annual YMCA Youth Legislature, Feb. 23-25, 2018. She is the daughter of Bryan and Sabrina Hubbard.