Environment: We must act now to stave off the negative effects Global Warming will have on our children and future generations. Read More
Education: Forrest supports having strong public education as the bulwark of a free and wealthy society. He opposes draining resources from public schools into charter schools.
“An investment in Knowledge pays the best interest.” - Benjamin Franklin
Unions: We must protect unions and do what we can to re-build public confidence and trust in them. They are crucial to a strong and equitable democracy. Read More
Freedom of the Press: Feeling Patriotic? As one of our basic rights in these United States, Freedom of the Press was designed with the main purpose of informing the citizenry of truths. With these truths, the public is afforded critical tools to use in many ways, which enhances their ability in helping to build a stronger republic. It is critical for a strong democracy to have a well-informed public. If this freedom is used with ill-intent to misinform the public… usually this occurs when protection of self-interest and profit is involved… it is a breach of the public trust and is the opposite of patriotic. Read More
Opioid Epidemic: Families need answers and support when their loved ones suffer from addiction and have entered into the system. They should at least know that their loved ones are safe. Oversight is also needed on those who develop these programs who receive grant monies to ensure they are not misappropriating funds. These persons should also be contactable.
Spam Phone Calls: These calls negatively affect our peaceful lives on a daily basis. Telephone companies currently have the ability to block these calls, but demand a monthly fee to do so. If telephone companies can stop this nonsense, they then should, at no additional cost.
Corporate Takeover: The middle class is being taken for a ride by banking fees, insurance prices, pharmaceutical price gouging, hospital costs, etc. It is time we turn the tables of fairness to the middle class and elect people who care enough to fight for change. Read More
LGBT Rights: LGBT people are not a separate community; they are part of the families of Agawam, Granville, and Southwick. No person should trump another in rights because they are in the majority. In the United States, we strive for equality for all.
Mental Illness: A large number of families in Agawam, Southwick, and Granville have dealt with or are currently dealing with those suffering forms of mental illness. We can come up with better supportive ideas for these families. I have had mental illness affect a brother and other members of my family. My parents spent years volunteering for NAMI. I will be an advocate for those families affected as mine was.
Military Veterans and Wounded Vet Concerns: Forrest navigated the VA system for many years while caring for his father, who was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge. Forrest is against privatizing the VA system.