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 42nd district but the millions across the country.”

Serve the People
platform

I believe America should be a beacon of hope for humanity and 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.

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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 that is fairly distributed to families and businesses
  • Create nationwide Personal Protective Equipment safety standards for the workplace
  • Continue the moratorium on evictions
  • Continue the moratorium on student loan payments
  • A minimum living wage that adjusts for inflation
  • Strengthen and expand unions
  • Equal pay for equal work
  • Support small businesses
  • 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 of taxes
  • Increased protections and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities
  • Campaign finance reform
  • Include substantial investments in new affordable housing construction
  • Effectively address homelessness
  • Minimize gentrification and protect communities
  • Allow disenfranchised 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
  • Preserve and protect national parks and natural lands
  • Provide everyone in America comprehensive health care coverage without premiums, deductibles, co-pays, or surprise bills through a Medicare for All system
  • Prevent drug companies and insurers from gouging patients 
  • Invest in infrastructure so every community has equitable access to health care
  • Identify, quantify, and eliminate health care disparities in suffering communities
  • Increase federal and state funding for:
    • Early childhood education
    • Child care
    • Public schools
    • Educators
    • Community schools
    • After-school programs
  • Invest in the right of teachers and their unions to collectively bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions
  • Free public college
  • Cancel student debt
  • Set a higher minimum salary that adjusts with the rate of inflation to attract and keep the best public school teachers.