As a Congresswoman, Zerqa will work across the aisle to support policies that:
Ensure a living wage of $15/hour at a minimum
Secure more investment in high tech and industrial job trainings
Bring more Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) dollars to the district
Support small businesses, including easy access to the US Small Business Administration (SBA) loans
Reward employers significantly for giving back to their employees and communities
Represent a win-win for both labor unions and employers
Invest in all underserved communities, including refugees and immigrants.
Attract foreign investment and make Ohio a bigger player on the global economic stage
Zerqa is an experienced business executive focused on the economic development of all communities by creating innovative solutions. She has a track record of starting up international, national and local businesses from scratch and quickly turning them into profitable enterprises. Zerqa’s executive experience gives her an edge on thinking out of the box to bring all stakeholders to the same table to address the issues hindering the economic growth of families and communities.
As a nonprofit leader for 16 years in Ohio, she has seen the impact of unemployment, lower wage and poverty in the district. She knows that in order to save our children and families, it’s imperative for us to improve the socio-economic situation of the district by bringing all parties together.