ALAINA’S STORY

She lives for positive change.

Alaina Shearer is a business owner, a fearless agent for change, a mother, but above all, she is an American who is running to bring people together to solve our country’s biggest problems. Her priorities when in Congress will be: protecting our rights to affordable healthcare, defending our local economy and small businesses and fighting for paid parental leave and equal pay for women. 

In her life, Alaina has faced personal loss, single motherhood, highs and lows as a business owner, and sexual harassment. But in every case, she has picked herself back up, turning each challenge into a lesson-learned and a new opportunity. She has fought to forge a path not only for herself, but for all others behind her.

Why Congress? 

Alaina’s strength is bringing people together toward a common goal. In this case, her mission is to bring true representation to Washington for the people of Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. She will bring compromise and action to Washington.  

Alaina’s Beliefs

 

Time to move forward, faster on issues we can’t afford to ignore. 

The actions, or more accurately – the inactions – in Washington D.C. affect everything that we all do every day. As a result we are raising our kids into an uncertain future, we are growing businesses in an uncertain economy and always facing surprise healthcare costs. These are a lot of really big, tough issues. But this is what I love to do. I am a problem solver and I bring people together. 

I am fighting to truly represent our district. And I’m filled with optimism because the truth is – we actually agree on so much more than you would ever imagine. We can do this, District 12.  

 

healthcare

Alaina believes healthcare is a basic human right. She also believes Americans should always have choice, freedom, and independence in choosing a healthcare plan that works for them and their families. Alaina knows businesses need relief as they face, right along with their employees, the mounting costs of healthcare. She believes the Affordable Care Act was a step in the right direction, but there is much more work to do to truly make healthcare affordable in this country.

Economy & business growth

Alaina built her two businesses from the ground up. She understands that decisions in Washington can take a major toll on our community’s business, large and small. She will work for innovative solutions that help grow local businesses and provide quality, good-paying jobs through innovation, supporting trades, and standing up for aspiring and existing local business owners.

Family balance & paid leave

Happy, healthy families make for thriving businesses. As a business owner and a mother, Alaina is a fearless advocate for working Ohio families and small businesses. From flexible work hours and paid family leave  – a family’s rights are workers’ rights. But small business owners should not and cannot bear the entire cost of such initiatives. Alaina believes we have only just begun shaping the world for modern working families.

Equal Pay for Women & Minorities

American women earn .80 cents to every $1.00 a man earns. Women of color earn even less (African-American women, for instance, earn .61 cents per dollar). 

It’s time to end pay inequities in American based on gender, race or sexual orientation. Alaina is a passionate advocate for equal pay unlike her opponent who voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Opioid Crisis
Alaina’s Father was a physician who, before his death in 1999, predicted patients would become easily addicted to the narcotic painkillers now known as opioids. Today, the crisis here in District 12 must be addressed, not ignored.
Most immediately Alaina believes Congress should act to strictly regulate and enforce the proper prescription of opiates by physicians. Removing these drugs from the market should be priority #1, as opioids are commonly overprescribed. And secondly, the pharmaceutical companies absolutely must be held accountable and pay damages to the victims– Ohio communities and families affected by the dangerous and extremely addictive drugs they manufacture.
Alaina will refuse any campaign contributions from companies that manufacture opioids.

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Events

Our Launch Parties

There are seven counties in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. Alaina will visit each one in a series of campaign launch parties. She hopes to see you there! Children and families are encouraged to attend.

“Never in my life have I ever shied away from a challenge. After losing my father to cancer, after becoming a single mother, and now after building a women’s movement that has changed thousands of lives – I am ready to bring my spirit and my passion for change to Washington D.C. in order to improve the lives of Ohio families and business owners.”

—Alaina Shearer

Alaina is listening and she wants to hear from you. How do you think we can move forward, faster?

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