I am running for U.S. Congress in Arizona CD5. 

I am running to help make the American Dream available to everyone. The American Dream is rooted in the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims that "all men are created equal with the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness"

People are not asking for a hand out. They just want the opportunity to have a job that pays them a living wage, healthcare that is not just for the wealthy, education that provides for their future, affordable housing to raise their families and to be able to have money left over so they can invest in their retirement or take a vacation. I believe the American Dream is a reality with support from my platforms. 

MY BACKGROUND: I am an Arizona native and received my Psychology degree from UofA. 

I am a proud small business owner of a marketing company specializing in promotional items that just celebrated 30 years in business. My first clients were non-profits and I continue to cherish the industry to this day. In addition to my marketing company, four years ago I started another small company that raises money and awareness for non-profits. 

The legacy of my political bipartisan family has kept me interested in public policy, government and giving back to my Community. In 1963 my grandmother, Sophia Kruglick, was the second woman to be elected twice to the Phoenix City Council.  My grandfather, Dr. John Kruglick was a beloved pediatrician in Phoenix, a Democratic National Committeeman and a U.S. State Senate Candidate.  My cousin, Burton Kruglick was a three-term chairman of the Arizona Republican Party who is credited with modernizing the Republican Party.  

My family has been a part of the fabric of Arizona politics and I know the value of working across the aisle to accomplish progress for Arizona.

My personal passion away from the business world is being an animal rescue advocate. Until 2016, I along with my personal Golden Retriever, Two-Kee, were part of the East Valley Pet Team with Hospice of the Valley. We visited the people in Hospice Care and everyone else in the assisted care living facility. Two-Kee passed which is why we stopped, but I am ready to start the training process with my other pup, Sawyer.

I have also run many half and full marathons and I am training to run in the Phoenix Half Marathon in January 2018. I don’t run for the love of it, I run for the bling! 

PLATFORMS 

HEALTH CARE: I support single-payer health coverage that provides comprehensive coverage for everyone. Nobody should ever have to make a decision if their loved one lives or dies because they don't have health insurance. Nobody should go bankrupt or stay in a job they do not like just for health insurance or not take their medication because they cannot afford it. 

Planned Parenthood provides medical care to low income women, cancer screenings, family health planning. Without Planned Parenthood unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases will increase. Government needs to expand funding for this organization that is a benefit for our communities.

Health care is not just for the privileged who can afford it, but a right for everyone. Everyone deserves and should have quality medical care which includes pre-existing conditions. I will also make sure that Congress does not try to sneak in “genetic predisposed” law or discriminate against the LGBTQA Community to stop them from receiving the coverage they deserve. 

I will also fight to make sure the cost of prescription drugs are lowered. A little known fact is that unexpired prescription drugs are thrown away by nursing homes after patients die. The drugs could be given to patients who couldn't otherwise afford them.

I will introduce a bill that would allow sealed and unexpired medications to be donated to approved medical clinics for disbursement to those who need the medicine but cannot afford it.

Health care is freedom. It allows our economy to flourish, people can move from a low paying job to another job that offers more opportunities for advancement. Companies will have more money to pay higher wages or invest back into their business. When you have your health, you have options. 

EDUCATION: The only way to improve our future is through education. We should have debt-free tuition for Community Colleges, Universities and Vocational Schools. Students who still need help with books and housing can apply for a student loan. Student loans will not have an interest rate of more than 2%.

Those who have student loans now may refinance to the lower interest rate or they may sign up to work two years in a high-need area of their chosen study and their loan wil be forgiven.

I will also support funding for quality child care on campus. This will enable working parents with children to continue their education and break the cycle of poverty. 

Education budgets in the Pre-K - 12 grades must be expanded. We need to increase our teacher's pay, advocate for all students with different learning abilities have the resources to succeed and that classrooms have the supplies they need. No teacher should ever have to reach into their pocket to supply their classroom with basic needs such as paper, crayons or even books to do their job. We need to strengthen our K-16 to be competitive with other countries, so we can keep our brain trust here. Expand our vocational schools and invest in training programs for workers who will be displaced due to technological advancements, so the transition is seamless.

Another aspect of education that is not discussed nearly enough is early childhood education including Headstart and Early Headstart. When we invest in early childhood, we really change outcomes for children and families (and save tax payers money- lots of return when investing in early childhood education). A child's brain is 90% full grown by the time they are 5 years old and the most rapid brain growth and development is birth through 3 years old. Birth to five years old is how we really make a huge difference!

Education is freedom. With education we rise out of poverty, become leaders in technology and cure diseases to name a few items.

ECONOMY: We need to invest in our infrastructure. This includes: fixing our roads and bridges, supporting public transit options, investing in our waterway systems so we have safe drinking water, modernizing our dams and levees to improve safety and generate clean energy.

I am a small business owner with real world experience for what we need to do to help small business' survive and thrive. We need to cut the red tape, expand access to capital, and provide tax relief. With a single-payer health coverage this allows more profit to stay in the company and the owners can invest in technology, hire more workers or expand their business to other markets. 

Arizona is the Sunshine State and we should be leading in the field of solar. Solar will create jobs that delivers power without wasting water. Not being a leader in solar means we are also losing business opportunities from corporations who will not relocate to Arizona because of our energy and education policies.  

Arizona is a desert climate and along with other states, population growth and expanding urban areas will increase water demand. Communities will be challenged to deliver water and ensure enough water for environmental needs. We need to make sure we are exploring new methods to harvest rainwater and storm water, which provides a multitude of benefits, including water savings, reduced flood peaks and reduction of urban heat island effects.

TECHNOLOGY:  Our country needs to see the value of investing in ideas that are happening now and in the near future. 

To be a leader in the technology field we need to invest in computer science and STEM education. As technology quickly changes we must support our workers with continuing education so they do not lag behind. We must be diversified with women, minority workers and apprenticeship programs for people from disadvantaged communities. 

We must fund high-speed internet for everyone, focusing on rural areas and low-income communities. We must make sure our communication companies are in strict compliance with net neutrality. Cyber-security must be strengthened and if the attackers are caught, prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

PLANET PROTECTION: If we don't take care of it, there is no Plan B. 
Planet Protection will provide new technologies, jobs, better health, better food, innovation, clean air and water. This also includes taking care of our public lands and our animals. 

SOCIAL SECURITY: We have paid into it through our payroll taxes. This is not an entitlement, this is our money. I will vote against increasing the age requirement for full benefits from 67 years old. 

VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS: I will be the voice for the children, seniors, military families, stiffer penalties for animal abuse, LGBTQA, POC and Hispanics. I will be the voice that speaks out against discrimination of any kind, race, religion, who you love.  I will bring back the USDA who monitor the puppy mills increasing their budget and making sure the penalties and fines are stiff. My goal will be to shut the mills down.  I will make sure Meals on Wheels and other assistant programs for seniors, Veterans and those who need the service is not cut. 

FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE: I am a small business owner with a proven track record of balancing budgets, listening to the needs of people and making sure there is a win-win. It is not only irresponsible to not invest in technology, healthcare, research and provide a quality education, it is not good business.  It is not good for our people, not good for our Country and we will continue to lose our standing on the world stage. It will cost our state and country more to not implement these plans.

TESTIMONIALS: Joan is running against Biggs to represent us in Congress. She will be a terrific representative. She is a person of integrity and will fight to battle corruption and uphold the highest ethical standards in all areas of our political systems. -Beth, CD5 resident 

I wish I could move to CD5 just so I could vote for Joan Greene. I love the good info she posts and her dedication to the community -Karen, AZ resident

Honorable, honest and smart! If only we could clone her! –Lisa, AZ resident

Joan is a friend of mine from the rescue community in Phoenix. She is everything you’ve always wished our political representatives would be. I am proud to support her in her new venture to make a positive change in this country. – Jennifer, former AZ resident 

MAIL ADDRESS: For those who would like to send the donation by mail the address is: Joan Greene for Congress - 4802 E Ray Road,  Suite 23-134 - Phoenix, AZ  85044. 

 The check will be made out to: Joan Greene for Congress       

FOLLOW ME:  Like, follow and share your thoughts and concerns on my Facebook page - Joan Greene for Congress or on my Twitter page @joangreeneaz.    

THANK YOU: I look forward to your support, through volunteering, financially, endorsing and spreading the word to your neighbors and friends in person and on social media. 

On November 6, 2018, let us celebrate a win together, not just for CD5 or Arizona, but a win for our Country!


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  • Richard Vaughn endorsed

    “I support Joan Greene because she is running against Trump Zombie Andy Biggs. He does not listen to the needs of his constituents.”

  • Michelle Steiner endorsed

    “I support Joan Greene because she reflects my values.”

  • Bruce Alvers endorsed

    “I support Joan Greene because is for all the people of this state not her party unlike what's his name! Go Joan.”

  • Theresa Watson endorsed

    “I support Joan Greene because I want someone who represents me and my values in D.C.”

  • Karyn Lathan Thornton endorsed

    “Joan Greene will represent CD 5 with honesty and integrity. She will represent ALL people.”

  • Ruth endorsed

    “I believe government should work for the people and not for large corporations.”

  • Beth John Gray endorsed

    “I support Joan Greene because she's just what AZ5 needs. A compassionate representative who cares about upholding the constitution, she believes in equality, education, affordable healthcare and will not tolerate corruption in our government.”

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  • Richard Vaughn endorsed

    “I support Joan Greene because she is running against Trump Zombie Andy Biggs. He does not listen to the needs of his constituents.”

  • Michelle Steiner endorsed

    “I support Joan Greene because she reflects my values.”

  • Bruce Alvers endorsed

    “I support Joan Greene because is for all the people of this state not her party unlike what's his name! Go Joan.”

  • Diana Clarke endorsed

  • Theresa Watson endorsed

    “I support Joan Greene because I want someone who represents me and my values in D.C.”

  • Karyn Lathan Thornton endorsed

    “Joan Greene will represent CD 5 with honesty and integrity. She will represent ALL people.”

  • Ruth endorsed

    “I believe government should work for the people and not for large corporations.”

  • Beth John Gray endorsed

    “I support Joan Greene because she's just what AZ5 needs. A compassionate representative who cares about upholding the constitution, she believes in equality, education, affordable healthcare and will not tolerate corruption in our government.”

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