A Healthier America

In Congress I will support Medicare for all. Healthcare is a right and we need to guarantee that no one will have to choose between their rent and an emergency room visit. This is what it will look like.

  • $0 Co-Pays, $0 deductibles, $0 premiums 
  • No surprise billing
  • Coverage for all ER and Doctor visits
  • Vision, dental, and coverage for hearing aids
  • Coverage for reproductive and maternity care  
  • Lower prescription drug prices by negotiating pricing
  • Inpatient and outpatient services 

Addressing Climate Change 

  • Re enter the United States in the Paris Accords 
  • Create a path to a 100% renewable energy system and eliminate carbon emissions 
  • Make sure that marginalized communities benefit from a revamped energy system, instead of being pushed aside. 
  • We need to invest in our communities to make our homes energy efficient, provide broadband to rural communities, and modernize our infrastructure. 
  • Begin to address workplace development for sustainable and clean energy jobs 

Improving our children’s education

  • Universal Pre-K
  • Invest in public education- equitable and adequate funding for public schools
  • Stop the privatization of public schools
  • Ending unfair school based policies that criminalize and marginalize Black and Brown girls
  • Fight to end segregation and discrimination in schools
  • Advocate to treat teachers and staff as valued professionals and support policies that raise their pay

Reforming Criminal Justice

  • Decriminalize and regulate marijuana
  • Increase funding for public defenders so that people have the access to proper representation in court
  • End for profit prisons
  • Restore rights of those who have served their time and paid their debt to society
  • Abolish mandatory minimum sentencing 
  • Create a thorough police training program to address racial disparities and other forms of biases for our law enforcement professionals, in order to ensure they are prepared to protect and serve

Standing up for Women

  • Always protect a woman’s right to choose
  • Pass the Violence Against Women Act with no rollbacks and protections for all survivors of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking
  • End the rape kit backlog and ensure survivors of sexual violence have access to healthcare 
  • End Workplace harassment
  • Pass the Equal Rights Amendment  
  • Address online stalking and harassment  

Equal rights for our LGBTQ+ community

  • Pass legislation that protects LGBTQ+ students from discrimination in our schools
  • Roll back the Trump’s Transgender service ban
  • Fully support the LGBTQ+ population by passing the Equality Act

Combating Gun Violence 

  • Institute universal background checks for all firearms purchases 
  • Pass the assault weapons ban
  • Close the Charleston loophole
  • Pass Red Flag laws in Congress that will keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers

Standing up for our workers

  • Pass Federal legislation to ban anti-union legislation that exists in the states
  • Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and tie it to inflation
  • Create new overtime and workplace safety rules to make sure that corporations are not stealing from our workers
  • Do not allow corporations that union bust or cut benefits to engage in federal contracts

Treating Immigrants with Dignity and Respect 

  • Pass comprehensive reform that allows immigrants that live in the United States a pathway to citizenship 
  • Reinstate DACA
  • Provide asylum to families that need it
  • Provide asylum to those who are fleeing war zones 

Supporting our Veterans and Active Duty Military 

  • Support Veteran Block Grants that will help us better address veterans homelessness 
  • Raise soldier pay and family benefits to make sure that no military family ever struggles to pay their bills or put food on the table
  • Ensure equal treatment for all members of the military 

Affording College

  • Freeze tuition  for all schools receiving federal funds
  • Make every government student loan 0% interest
  • Expand the Department of Education’s debt forgiveness program to help allow us to buy homes, raise our children with security, and save for our retirement
  • Create free tuition programs for targeted STEM courses, teaching, and healthcare professionals

Safe and Affordable Housing

  • Invest in middle and low income housing
  • Fully enforce the Fair Housing Act to end all forms of discrimination 
  • Increase and preserve affordable housing units