Campaign Policy Issues
FULL POLICY PLATFORM WILL BE AVAILABLE IN FALL 2019
I stand on the principle that healthcare is a fundamental human right. I believe that a single-payer Medicare for All system would bring us full and equitable access to quality healthcare for every resident in our country, including immigrants and undocumented people. I fully support the single-payer plan proposed in HR 1384, Medicare for All Act of 2019.
gun violence prevention
Gun violence is a public health epidemic in our country, and I believe we need the research and resources to break the cycle. I will push for critical investments to be made in trauma-informed education, mental health services, and advocate for increases in flexible funding to support innovative solutions to gun violence in local communities.
Immigrants and refugees come to the United States for a variety of reasons such as poverty, political unrest, persecution, or violence. I will advocate for greater foreign aid funding, allocate resources to support vulnerable populations targeted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and push to abolish ICE completely.
I support the rights of all people to have access to the full range of reproductive health services, without restrictions. This includes access to safe, legal, and affordable abortions for people who are pregnant.
criminal justice reform
The current criminal justice system profits off of mass incarceration, targets communities of color, and continues to uphold institutional racism. I am committed to holding law enforcement officers accountable, increasing officer and leadership diversity, and eliminating racial profiling.
The wealth gap in this country is a serious and immediate challenge, especially in the 7th congressional district. I believe in creating a fair and strong economy for all Americans, to help a healthy middle class grow instead of shrink and ensure that the federal minimum wage is raised to 15 dollars.
I fully support the Green New Deal and policies to secure clean air and water, climate and community resilience, healthy food, access to nature, and a sustainable environment for all. I will advocate for increased funding for the EPA and other agencies to immediately and aggressively combat the causes of climate change. I pledge to not take contributions from the oil, gas, and coal industry and instead prioritize the health of our families, climate, and democracy over fossil fuel industry profits.
I believe that access to high-quality education is vital to addressing inequities in our communities and closing persistent opportunity gaps. From early Pre-K interventions through adult education, when an affordable, quality education system is accessible to all it helps reduce poverty, improve public health, and bolster the economy.
gender & Sexual orientation
We must ensure everyone has the same rights and protections irrespective of sexual orientation, sex, or gender identity and expression. I will support policies that affirm and protect all gender identities and sexual orientations, ensuring that everyone has full access to rights and benefits under the law.
In our country, voting should be quick, easy, and fully accessible for all citizens in all districts. I will support investigations into gerrymandering, barriers to voter access, and states that have purged voter lists.
We cannot afford to continuously give tax breaks to big banks, corporations, and the wealthiest 1% in our country. Tax reform must be conducted in a way that grows our revenue and protects working class families. I will push for the wealthiest individuals in our country to pay their fair share to reduce economic disparity.
We must stop the influence of “dark money” in campaigns from tax-exempt organizations that don’t disclose their donors. I commit to not accepting money from corporate PACs, fossil fuel, private insurance, or pharmaceutical donations for my campaign. I am proud to run a fully grassroots-funded campaign.