"I understand the struggles that Americans are facing. More importantly, I want to take my understanding of these problems and do my best to eradicate them from society!"
Who is Bill Bailey?
United Parcel Service (UPS)
Annette M. Davis-Bailey
Child Born 1990
Billy J. Bailey
United Parcel Service (UPS)
Sevier County Board of Education
Announced Candidacy 2017
United States Senate
Born in 1967, Bill was no stranger to the racial tension in society. It wasn't until 1968 that President Johnson would sign the monumental Civil Rights Act of 1968, granting equality to African-Americans in obtaining affordable housing.
He grew up in the "South End" of Columbus, Ohio, an area where many folks from Kentucky and West Virginia relocated in an effort to settle into manufacturing work at the local factories. He saw, first hand, that money didn't grow on trees. In fact, Bill recounts story after story of his parents scraping the bottom of the barrel to pay the bills and to make ends meet. Even more clearly, Bill remembers going out and digging for worms just to bridge the gap between what they had and what was needed.
In 1986, Bill made a decision that would affect the rest of his life. After landing what he thought was his dream job, working for the Kroger Company, and soon realizing that he couldn't survive, let alone raise a future family on the few dollars they provided and hours he was granted, Bill went to work for the United Parcel Service. It was there that a career was born that would see that his bills were paid, his insurance needs were met, and his family was provided for over the next thirty years of service, retiring in 2015.
In 1988, Bill married the love of his life, Annette. They turned an American love story into a reality when High School sweethearts took that major step and tied the knot. Two years later, they gave birth to their only child, Billy.
Bill had moved to Sevierville in 2013 and commuted back-and-forth until his retirement in 2015, learning the roads from Columbus to Sevierville and back like the palm of his hand.
Bill now works for the Sevier County Board of Education as a teaching aide and enjoys serving in this role, assisting in the classroom and empowering students to become the best version of themselves with every decision they make.
Now, the year is 2017 and Bill is dissatisfied with what he sees around him. That racial tension he witnessed as a child is back and raging again. Income inequality is rampant, with the wealthiest Americans getting more wealthy, while the poorest among us are getting poorer. Quality healthcare is merely a dream among many Americans today, with only the wealthy, powerful, or politically connected individuals prospering in these conditions.
Many students graduating with a four-year degree are walking into the real world with crippling debt that will follow them for decades to come, stifling innovation and opportunity. Job-seekers are left with little opportunity as discriminatory practices are continued with no sign of an end. This is what Bill sees and what he will seek to fix, if you help him with his next dream.
Bill is running for Senate and needs your help. The deck is stacked against the common man from seeking political office but, with your help, we will overcome these obstacles by seeing Bill elected to represent all Tennesseans, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or level of wealth.
Bill is seeking the Democratic nomination for United States Senator from the great State of Tennessee. It's not about what party you're in, however. It's about what set of ideals you wish to see leading our nation forward. Bill is a different kind of Democrat, with a strong focus on family, his love of God, his enjoyment of hunting, fishing, and other sportsman activities, and a passion for helping the less fortunate of society.
Bill is proposing "The Fair Deal" as part of his platform. It will include the key components of healthcare for all, a four-year degree for students with an emphasis on providing more technical training during High School years for those not wishing to enter college, and a national database for job-seekers with a central application center.
Very simply, healthcare is a right, not a privilege. The current system favors the mindset that healthcare is only for those who have the money to afford it. But let's break this down: No one should ever have to choose between putting food on the table or getting the care they need. Healthcare is essential to a productive society.
Education is a vital part of our economy's health. Assisting every student with the opportunity to achieve their dreams helps America to go forward and do more than ever before. Providing a four-year degree and an emphasis on technical training during High School will make our society more educated than ever before. This is how we grow our GDP.
Job-seekers have it rough. With so many people seeking work, sometimes it comes down to a popularity contest, not a decision based on skills and qualifications. Many workers are discriminated against based on their demographics like ethnic backgrounds and gender. A national database for job-seekers will remove this discrimination and streamline the hiring process to provide employers with the most highly qualified workers available.
Our nation was made great by the many men and women who relocated to America to have a better, more prosperous life. Two of the most notable immigrants, with countless contributions to society was Albert Einstein and former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright. It is this greatness we want to highlight, not hide from. We will streamline the application process and bring everyone from the shadows of society, give them a place at the table, and place us all on a level playing field.
Our national debt is out of control. At the time this was written, the debt was knocking on the door of $20 trillion. That is not only insane, it is immoral. To think we can leave an inheritance of such innumerable debt is wrong and must be stopped. Yet we have so many programs that our society needs. We will provide these programs, better our society, and balance the budget to ensure a better day for all Americans.
Social Security is the bedrock of the livelihood of our senior citizens. These individuals worked, scraped, saved, and struggled for years and now it is our turn to allow them the opportunity to sit back, relax, and focus on the things that matter like precious time with family and their health. We will not allow any cuts to Social Security and will work to ensure it is around for not only this generation, but many generations to come.
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We don't need more of the same. We need a man who is willing to stand up to the Establishment and be there for everyone. Bill is that man. Thank you for your help. We couldn't do this without you!