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"Many multi-billion dollar corporations are paying nothing in federal taxes. These same companies are investing heavily in automating their businesses, potentially displacing 25% of American jobs in the next 20 years. As the job creators become automators, it is time they start paying their fair share like the rest of us. Together, we will fix Washington with a Fair Tax Platform that puts American workers first."
Skylar D. Hurwitz
Independent Democratic Candidate for Congress in PA-01
February 25, 2020
Coverage of the PA-01 Democratic Debate - Full Story through WHYY
"..At a debate Tuesday, sponsored by Bucks County Community College at its Epstein Campus in Bristol, the pair sparred for more than hour, espousing some very different policies...
"Right now, I’m concerned that we’re running a lot of ‘anti-Fitz’ campaigns or anti-Trump campaigns,” Hurwitz said. “And once they’re gone, we need something for people to still care about us in the next election, so they just don’t get the next Republican back into office...(read more)"
January 3, 2020
Statement on the Assassination of Qasem Soleimani in the New Hope Free Press
"War must always be the last resort for the United States. The human costs are simply too great. My generation has lived through our nation's longest war and we still haven't figured out how to completely end it or pay for it. The fact that top members of Congressional foreign policy committees were not briefed prior to attacking a sitting government official of a foreign nation is reprehensible given the near certainty of a retaliatory attack."
February 25, 2020
The Dissonance Between Sanders and His Supporters on Medicare for All - Skylar quoted in The Atlantic
February 7, 2020
Our Revolution Pennsylvania endorses Skylar Hurwitz - Mentioned in PA Politics
February 4, 2020
Sunrise Movement at Pennsbury endorses Skylar Hurwitz - Mentioned in PA Politics
December 26, 2019
Calling for an Open Primary: Op-ed in The Bucks County Herald
Instead of endorsing a Democratic candidate months before any voters get to the polls, the BCDC should allow voters to be at the forefront of our election process. Read Skylar's recent Bucks County Herald piece on three reasons why he believes withholding an endorsement and allowing an open Democratic primary is the best option for 2020.
October 10, 2019
Protect Our Elections with Paper Ballots: Op-ed in The Bucks County Herald
Guaranteeing fair elections with secure voting machines is a cornerstone of democracy. Read Skylar's piece in the Bucks County Herald.
January 20, 2020
Let's Finish What MLK Started: Guest Opinion in the New Hope Free Press
In the coming election, let us honor MLK’s legacy by finishing what he started. Let this be the year we right the course of history by electing leaders who fight in solidarity for structural changes alongside those who have been left behind so that true justice for all becomes a reality.
January 7, 2020
War on Climate Change, not Iran: Guest Opinion in The Intelligencer & Bucks County Courier Times
$2 trillion were spent on endless wars since 2001. It would cost only $1.9 trillion to put solar panels on every residence in the United States - and solar panels pay for themselves after 10 years. It is time for a Green New Deal that ensures a habitable planet and that provides clean energy and jobs to all Americans.
September 30, 2019
Healthcare and Climate Require Similar Solutions: Guest Opinion in The Intelligencer
Most voters agree a government option can bring down healthcare costs - our campaign proposes a similar approach to rapidly modernize the energy sector. Read Skylar's thoughts in The Intelligencer.
July 22, 2019
Workers Deserve a 21st Century Economic Bill of Rights: Guest Opinion in The Intelligencer
The 21st century has seen the rise of digital technologies that automate jobs and leave workers with little hope. Our government must re-establish its commitment to putting workers first by passing a 21st Century Economic Bill of Rights. Read Skylar's first full Guest Opinion in The Intelligencer.