Nearly 40 percent of the District 28 will experience a year of poverty at some point during their lives. Communities of color face disproportionate economic challenges and barriers to opportunity. Hakeem will fight for a state and local economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top-ensuring that those who work hard do not have to live in or raise their kids in poverty.
Hakeem will fight for major investment in state infrastructure, manufacturing, small business, and more.
Hakeem will fight for tax incentives to increase the supply of affordable housing in particularity at risk populations like veterans.
Hakeem will fight for the state to use resources and flexibility to make scalable investments needed to rehabilitate Tennessee District 28. He will couple that support with investments in transportation, schools, and green spaces, and other assets families need to break the cycle of poverty.