Economy
 

The Wayne National Forest, the only national forest in Ohio, is a national treasure within the 6th Congressional District and must be protected from corporate polluters like Energy Transfer Partners and their political puppets in Congress like the current incumbent. This national treasure as well as Ohio's state parks belong to the people, not a...

Liberty 

and Justice for All

As an immigrant from the rubble that was Germany after WWII, Lange supports immigration reform that promotes strong families, helps the economy grow, builds community, rewards hard work and good education, adds to the quality and diversity of national life, enhances our moral standing, and reflects humane American values as enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and the inscription of welcome on Lady Liberty. Massive and cruelly imposed deportation of undocumented immigrants accomplishes none of those goals, but rather inflicts enormous damage on family life, community well-being, international relations, social ethics, and the economy. Immigrants, including enslaved ones, and their descendants built this country and propelled its economy through their great productivity, creativity and ingenuity. For that proud legacy of hard work and self-sacrifice for the benefit of others and the common good to continue, radical and moral immigration reform is needed; otherwise the economy will falter, communities will decline, families will be shattered, and the current nightmare of mass deportations and fear of them will continue with devastating consequences for the American Dream and for us all sooner or later.  We can and must live up to the last five words of Our Pledge of Allegiance.

End Corporate Rule! Legalize Democracy! Move to Amend...

At the root of the long litany of social problems and government gridlock is the corrupting influence of massive investments (aka "campaign contributions") by super-wealthy private donors into the coffers of elected officials making a mockery of the title "public servants". Politicians are up for sale, and the highest bidder typically profits handsomely from their purchase. For a devious illustration of this legal corruption, take a look at the enormous sums from the oil/gas/fracking industries invested in the current incumbent and then check out his draconian votes in favor of drilling and fracking in and around the Wayne National Forest.

That's why we need to legalize democracy and reform campaign financing through a Constitutional Amendment to deny corporations personhood status, and declare money donated to political campaigns to be property, which can/must be regulated, not free speech as is now the unethical case. For more information about this vital grassroots effort (Move to Amend), visit https://movetoamend.org and let your voice be heard.

Massive Infrastructure Investment and Marshall Plan for Appalachia

America's aging infrastructure desperately needs to be renewed, especially within the hard-pressed towns and rural communities of SE Ohio. Our crumbling roads, bridges, rails and housing stocks require immediate action for major repairs and upgrading through massive infrastructure investment throughout the 6th CD. What was done to rebuild postwar Europe through the federal Marshall Plan is needed today all over SE Ohio, particularly in the woefully neglected and poverty-stricken communities of Appalachia. The Appalachian broadband deserts need to be totally eliminated through accessible broadband service for everyone. The aging housing stock, painfully apparent in every town along the Ohio River, needs to be modernized to last for generations or replaced by quality new housing.

That's the way, along with green energy investment, to create good-paying jobs and stimulate major economic growth. Don't let anyone tell you the money is not there for this long-overdue massive infrastructure investment in the richest country on earth and in history. What's lacking is the will, not the money, to do it because bought-off politicians, like the incumbent, put profits before people; guns before butter; and donors before voters. Time for a change. Time for Our Revolution.