Oye Owolewa is DC's Democratic Nominee for U.S. Representative. He fights for equality and DC statehood.
Oye's vision on key issues
Achieve DC Statehood
DC residents, lacking full voting representation, are treated as second class citizens in the richest nation in history. Oye will help solve this by helping DC become the 51st state so residents can enjoy full representation and live our lives free from federal intervention.
DC residents pay the most in taxes, but lack voting representation in Congress. As a result, our federal income tax revenue help fund national policies we have no input on. Until DC becomes a state, our tax revenue should no longer go to the federal government, but should stay here in DC to fund local priorities.
Address Income Equality
The richest 1% of US households control 40% of American wealth. Oye believes in strategies to fairly redistribute American wealth. For example, he supports a living wage of at least $15 per hour to ensure all Americans have an opportunity to live with dignity.
Achieve Universal Healthcare
The American Healthcare system is getting more expensive while delivering subpar results. Millions are uninsured and our current system is irrecoverably broken. Oye supports universal healthcare because insuring everyone will reduce healthcare costs and
Address Climate Change
We owe ourselves and future generations a healthy planet. The last tree will outlive the last person! Oye supports the Green New Deal to address pollution and other human-caused dangers that harm planet Earth.
End Big Money Influence on our law-making
Lobbyists, banks, large corporations, and the billionaire class control our lawmakers through large contributions. Oye wants to end this power grip so our laws will benefit all Americans and not just the wealthiest. Oye also strongly supports legislation prohibiting elected officials from profiting while in office.