For too long politics has been more about politicians than those of us here in the REAL world. While those in power argue back and forth about issues that have little affect on our daily lives, important legislation never sees the light of day. Who pays the price for that? We do!
A woman has the right to make her own healthcare decisions.
We must protect access to safe, effective, and affordable contraception.
We must do more to close the pay gap.
Control costs for medications.
We must strengthen and protect the Affordable Care Act.
Improve access to mental healthcare services especially in rural areas and for youth.
Codify protections for employment, marriage, non-discrimination, and equal protection for LGBTQ people
Protect the dignity, safety, rights, and freedoms of the Transgender community.
I support an immediate path to citizenship for DACA recipients.
We need an immigration system that works not only for those trying to immigrate here but for our economy as well.
I support the US Citizenship Act of 2021 which would address the undocumented workers our economy depends on.
We need proven community-based solutions to the fentanyl crisis, not excuses and grandstanding.
More funding for proven youth prevention programs.
We must invest in harm reduction if we want to reduce overdose deaths.
In light of the continued gun violence that continues to plague our communities at an alarming rate it has become clear that there is more that needs to be done. We must be willing to take action now. We must pass the universal background checks bill currently waiting for approval in the Senate. In addition I support the other reforms requested by President Biden.