My Promise to
Serve the People

“I am running because I believe that it is the responsibility of our elected leaders to place people at the top of the political agenda, not special interests. My mission is to serve the people, not only in the 47th district but the millions across the country.”

Serve the People
platform

I believe America can be a beacon of hope and humanity to the world. I am a Democrat running on a simple platform, to “serve the people”. I will fight for an America committed to justice – economic, racial, social, health care and environmental justice – for all of us. I’m running for Congress to serve the people of California’s 47th district. 

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ISSUES

I am running on a simple platform, to serve the people.

  • Ensure all communities have access to the COVID-19 vaccines
  • Provide recurring federal relief for families and businesses that is fairly distributed to everyone
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour
  • Create nationwide PPE workplace safety standards
  • Continue the moratorium on evictions
  • A living wage that adjusts for inflation
  • Strengthen and expand unions
  • Equal pay for equal work
  • Support Small Business 
  • Expand workplace protections for the LGBTQIA+ community by passing the Equality Act
  • Make credit and banking services available to all communities
  • Dismantle and Expunge Predatory Lending
  • Make the ultra-wealthy and large corporations pay their fair share
  • Increased protections and employment opportunities for our disabled community
  • Campaign Finance Reform
  • Universal Basic Income
  • Include substantial investments in new affordable housing construction
  • Effectively address homelessness
  • Minimize gentrification and protect communities
  • Allow all communities the opportunity to build intergenerational wealth through homeownership
  • Clean water, clean food and clean air for all
  • Create millions of good paying jobs by re-inventing our energy and transportation systems through a Green New Deal
  • Strengthen national parks and natural lands
  • Provide everyone in America comprehensive health care coverage without premiums, deductibles, copays or surprise bills through a Medicare for All system
  • Prevent drug companies and insurers from gouging patients 
  • Invest in infrastructure so every community has real access to health care
  • Quantify and eliminate health care disparities
  • Increase federal and state funding for early childhood education and child care, public schools and educators, and community schools and afterschool programs
  • Invest in the right of teachers and their unions to collectively bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions
  • Free public college and cancel student debt