October 15, 2002 - Wofford for Congress: Dan Wofford runs for Congress

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Dan Wofford runs for Congress

Read and comment on this story on Dan Wofford shown above with his father, former Pennsylvania Senator and Peace Corps Giant Harris Wofford, in a race for the Pennsylvania 6th Congressional seat. Although he is not an RPCV, he grew up in Ethiopia where his father was the first Country Director. He has been involved with Peace Corps issues including the Gaddi Vasquez nomination and the new Peace Corps legislation before Congress. Read the story at:


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The Wofford Commitment to Helping People

Dan learned early on that public service is one way to make a difference. Itís a lesson he saw in action watching his father Harris Wofford help John Kennedy create Peace Corps, work with Martin Luther King on Civil Rights and serve as U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania. Dan helped his father make quality, affordable health care a national priority and learned first-hand how people can change our country for the better.

Fulfilling the tradition of public service, Dan directed the College Access Program that has helped over 3,000 low-income Philadelphia students every year with college preparation skills and scholarships. Before that, Dan worked for the Governorís Office Ė helping improve Pennsylvaniaís public schools through greater accountability for performance, incentives for qualified teachers and a $1 billion increase in funding for local school districts.

Dan Wofford - On The Issues

Dan Wofford knows that the way to work for people is to make smart choices about public priorities, invest resources wisely, and demand effective results.

In Congress, he'll put his values and experience to work for us.

On Improving Education

"Thereís no better investment in our future than the quality of education we give our children. Iíll use my experience in Pennsylvania schools to recruit quality teachers, provide real incentives for improving student achievement, and make sure college is affordable for all families. Government canít solve all our problems but it must provide children with the skills and support to build good lives for themselves."

On Strengthening Our Economy

"Investing in education is the key to building a strong economic future. But that means we have to be disciplined about our spending priorities. We have to balance the budget while making sure the federal government is a strong partner in efforts to create the jobs of the future, providing the seed capital to move new breakthroughs from the laboratory to the marketplace in key local industries like biotechnology. It also means investing in the training local citizens need to be prepared for these jobs of the future. Thatís how weíll keep our economy strong, and moving forward."

On Keeping Social Security and Medicare Strong

"Social Security and Medicare are the promises we make to ourselves, our parents and our future. Right now we canít be confident that the stock market will be fair to average families who want to invest and save, so I oppose plans to privatize Social Security. And in Congress, Iíll fight for Medicare to include the prescription drugs older citizens need to live decent, healthy lives."

On Reforming Health Care to Protect Patients

"Members of Congress, like other federal workers, get a choice of private health plans. So should every American. I think doctors and patients should be making their own health care decisions, not HMOs and insurance company bureaucrats. Iíll work for patientsí rights to hold their HMOs accountable for denial of needed care."

On Protecting a Woman's Right to Choose

"I believe in a woman's right to choose and will fight to protect it. I support Roe v. Wade and will work to increase education, family planning, and the prevention of unwanted pregnancies."

How to Contribute

Go to this web site to make a contribution to his campaign:

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