A Message From Holly
RAISED IN GEORGIA 14
I was raised in Northwest Georgia. I love my home. Sure, it can be tough and we often get overlooked, but our roots are here and there’s a sense of comfort. You can call it southern charm, but I think mostly it’s just good honest people looking out for one another.
I know we have to get our folks back to work in this District. Yes, we are in the middle of a global pandemic that has thrown a wrench in the job market, but we were bleeding jobs and small businesses before the pandemic.
One reason rural America is falling behind is due the lack of access to affordable high-speed internet. How can we expect our young folks to compete with the growing number of kids all around the world who are participating in a competitive global ecosystem without access to the internet?
It’s time we address the continued decline of rural healthcare in America. I have personally witnessed as many of our rural hospitals have closed over the last several decades.