Al Gores plan for the future of the United States makes him our countries best choice for president. I will clearly show this by talking about the issues that face the nation in the year 2000 and his stances on them. While most Americans know Al Gore for his leadership in Congress and as Vice President, it is the families and values of Tennessee that have most shaped his life and career. It was on his parents’ family farm in Carthage that he first learned the importance of caring for the environment.
And after his service in Vietnam, Al Gore returned home to Tennessee to attend Divinity School and to work nights as a Police Reporter and City Hall Reporter for the Nashville Tennessean. He and Tipper started their family and purchased their own farm in Carthage in 1973, which they still call home. He later on attended Vanderbilt Law School. It was his determination to serve the families of Tennessee that first led him to run for Congress in 1976 — and throughout his sixteen years in Congress, he worked hard to address their cares and concerns.
During his House and Senate years, Gore would fly back to Tennessee nearly every weekend, to hold town meetings in every part of the state. To further show you about all gore I will show you how he stands on major political issues Since his days as a Congressman from rural Tennessee more than 20 years ago, Vice President Al Gore has understood the needs of America’s rural citizens. He has been a leader in this Administration’s efforts to strengthen family farms, promote rural economies, open foreign markets to American produce, enhance farm income and has fought for emergency farm relief when natural disasters strike.
Al Gore has worked hard to provide tax relief for millions of America’s families and small businesses, and he has promoted tax relief while working for a balanced budget. Gore cast the deciding vote for the Administration’s 1993 economic plan that cut taxes for 15 million working families, and he has worked for other tax policies to help families raise a child and pay for college. In addition, Gore has supported tax relief efforts for America’s small businesses and a permanent research and development tax credit
As a member of Congress and as Vice President, Al Gore fought for meaningful campaign finance reform measures that would reduce the influence of special interests and change the way Washington does business. Gore sponsored, co-sponsored, voted for and fought for major reforms to the campaign finance system in his sixteen years representing citizens of Tennessee in Congress and eight years representing the American people as Vice President. And Gore has been in the forefront of the effort to overhaul the current campaign finance system by calling on the Republican Congress to pass the bi-partisan McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Act.
I believe that God has given the people of our nation not only a chance, but a mission to prove to men and women throughout this world that people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds, of all faiths and creeds, can not only work and live together, but can enrich and ennoble both themselves and our common purpose. ” — Vice President Al Gore, 1/19/98 As Vice President, and as a Member of Congress, Al Gore has worked hard to prevent crime, while ensuring that the punishment for breaking the law is both swift and strong.
He has been praised for his efforts to reduce gun violence, supported tougher criminal sentences, worked to give law enforcement the crime-fighting tools they need, and has been a leader in the effort to reduce youth violence. Throughout his public service career, Al Gore has shown leadership and vision on an array of international policy issues. From safeguarding nuclear arsenals, to fighting terrorism, to helping to slow global warming, he has always focused on combating threats to our nation’s security.
He has stood up for American values by supporting military intervention to end ethnic cleansing and by promoting democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. And he has consistently promoted peace and prosperity by helping people close the gates of war and by opening new markets abroad. Al Gore has developed a plan for American leadership on the world stage – a policy of Forward Engagement to address new security issues before they become crises and to seize the opportunities of a Global Age.
Al Gore fought hard to help bring about the longest economic expansion in U. S. history. Gore cast the tie-breaking vote for Administration’s 1993 economic program, worked to support small business growth, and helped to create business opportunities for minorities and women. Under Al Gore and the Administration, the economy has created 22 million new jobs, unemployment and inflation are at their lowest rates in three decades, and record budget deficits are now record surpluses. As Vice President and as a Member of Congress, Al Gore has been a leader in improving educational opportunities for all Americans.
He has championed efforts to pursue proven strategies for improving public education – reducing class sizes, improving standards and accountability, and bringing technology into classrooms. He has worked to increase access to higher education and lifetime learning opportunities, and he has advocated for get-tough proposals to make schools safer and drug-free. Al Gore has taken on the oil industry to fight for American consumers, protect our environment and reduce U. S. dependence on foreign oil. Al Gore uncovered evidence of and fought against an illegal pricing scheme that cost American consumers billions of dollars.
Gore also has worked to protect oil spill victims, ensure oil companies pay for major environmental disasters and generate domestic oil resources. “Thanks to Gore, the Clinton Administration is the most pro-environment in a generation. ” [Time Magazine, 4/19/99] From his pioneering work to raise awareness of the problems of global warming to protecting and saving America’s natural treasures, Al Gore has a record of action and leadership in protecting our environment and quality of life for generations to come.
Al Gore has a plan to build upon the progress of the past seven years by promoting more livable communities and taking new steps to protect our fragile coastlines. Throughout his public service career, Al Gore has shown leadership and vision on an array of international policy issues. From safeguarding nuclear arsenals, to fighting terrorism, to helping to slow global warming, he has always focused on combating threats to our nation’s security. He has stood up for American values by supporting military intervention to end ethnic cleansing and by promoting democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.
And he has consistently promoted peace and prosperity by helping people close the gates of war and by opening new markets abroad. Al Gore has developed a plan for American leadership on the world stage – a policy of Forward Engagement to address new security issues before they become crises and to seize the opportunities of a Global Age. As a member of Congress, and as Vice President, Al Gore has fought to keep dangerous guns out of the hands of criminals. He supported a ban on assault weapons, worked to craft a compromise on the Brady Bill, and has fought for additional penalties for gun-related crimes.
In addition, the Vice President has been a vocal advocate for eliminating guns in our schools. As a Member of Congress and as Vice President, Al Gore has worked hard to ensure that all Americans have access to affordable, quality health care. He has fought for a strong, enforceable Patients’ Bill of Rights, worked to ensure that women and children receive high quality care, promoted innovative solutions for long term care needs, and fought to protect and improve Medicare and Medicaid. Gore also has been a leading advocate for medical research. Al Gore has been a committed leader in advocating investment in information technologies.
From early in his Congressional career, Al Gore has focused on the potential of the information technology age. Al Gore has worked to connect every classroom in America to the Internet, promoted privacy on-line, advocated faster Internet connections and he has become a prime advocate for the development of the Next Generation Internet. Al Gore has worked hard to ensure that older Americans get the services they need and the respect they deserve. He has fought to protect and strengthen Social Security and he has worked to provide supplemental retirement security – through meaningful pension reform – to America’s seniors.
Gore also has been a strong advocate for support services and service opportunities made available in the Older Americans Act. Since his days as a Congressman from rural Tennessee more than 20 years ago, Vice President Al Gore has understood the needs of America’s rural citizens. He has been a leader in this Administration’s efforts to strengthen family farms, promote rural economies, open foreign markets to American produce, enhance farm income and has fought for emergency farm relief when natural disasters strike.
For more than twenty years, while serving as a Congressman, a Senator and now as Vice President, Al Gore has fought tirelessly to improve the standard of living of America’s working families. With an 88% lifetime rating from the AFL-CIO, Al Gore supported increases in the minimum wage, opposed dangerous cuts to worker safety, fought to guarantee workers’ rights to organize and participate in our political system and has supported laws to help working families.
As Vice President, and as a Member of Congress, Al Gore has fought hard to expand opportunities for women. He has worked to erase the earnings gap between men and women, fought for quality child care services, helped increase funding for women’s health care programs, and has been praised for his efforts to protect a woman’s right to choose. Al Gore has been a leader in the Administration’s efforts to help move welfare recipients to work. Since 1993, welfare rolls have dropped by 53 percent, or by 7. illion recipients.
In March 1997, Gore challenged federal agencies to hire 10,000 welfare recipients by the year 2000. By April 2000, the federal government nearly tripled that goal, hiring nearly 30,000 welfare recipients. In addition, Gore created the Welfare-to-Work Coalition to Sustain Success-comprised of national civic organizations that work with federal, state and local governments, private corporations and small businesses to help welfare recipients obtain and retain jobs in the private sector.