ISSUES

I will fight for an America committed to justice – economic, racial, social, health care, and environmental – for all of us.

  • 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.
  • Implement alternatives to incarceration where appropriate
  • End mandatory minimum sentencing and the death penalty
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Set national standards for policing and use-of-force procedures
  • Ensure law enforcement accountability
  • End for-profit prisons and immigration detention centers
  • Bail reform
  • Identify Descendants of U.S. Chattel Slavery as a protected class
  • Compensation in the form of paychecks to close the racial wealth gap
  • Incorporate policies to identify and eradicate systemic racism within various institutions
 
 
  • $2,000 payments issued monthly to individuals who make less than $85,000 a year