Infrastructure: Building a Foundation for Prosperity and Investing in Workers - Warnock for Georgia

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Infrastructure: Building a Foundation for Prosperity and Investing in Workers

Reverend Warnock believes it is time to reinvest in America’s workers. He sees our broken roads and bridges as symbols of the broken covenant in our union and representations of the lack of mobility that is stunting our potential for prosperity. Our fractured infrastructure has had real consequences for ordinary people who rely on roads to get to work, pipes for clean drinking water, and bridges to connect them to their neighbors.

And in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, Reverend Warnock believes our public health crisis has been compounded by the ongoing disinvestment in Georgia’s hospitals and rural areas and highlights the real disparities in access to education as millions of rural and urban children without access to the internet fall behind in lessons as schools remain shuttered.

By reinvesting in a clean economy based on green transportation and energy infrastructure, Reverend Warnock believes that we can create good, family-sustaining jobs that will prepare us for the 21st century. He understands that this need is especially urgent in both rural and urban communities, where we also need to invest in broadband that will connect people to the global economy and lay a foundation for the future. These investments will help businesses flourish in our state, help workers get to jobs, and help consumers get to services. 

In the Senate, Reverend Warnock will advocate for: 

  • Repairing our crumbling roads and bridges, that create good-paying jobs; 
  • Innovation in air, water and ground transportation, such as creating high speed rails to  connect Metro Atlanta and South Georgia, and the expansion of our coastal ports;
  • Investing in our aging water infrastructure including green infrastructure to deliver safe, affordable, and clean drinking water, and prevent flooding and pollution in our neighborhoods;
  • Reducing traffic pollution by improving and expanding public transportation;
  • Investing in multi-modal transit to build communities of roads, bike lanes, and sidewalks;
  • Increasing funding for local project developments in historically underserved areas and communities of color;
  • Investing in technology like broadband to connect Georgians to critical services like telemedicine and virtual classrooms;
  • Protecting major transportation hubs that are critical to our economy, like Hartsfield Jackson Airport and the port of Savannah; and
  • Researching and investing in infrastructure around clean energy and transportation.
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