Key Issues

  • Putting people first

    My campaign will reject corporate money and will be independent of special interests such as Comcast & local developers. Our focus is on grassroots, small-dollar donations to keep us honest. The Citizen’s United v. FEC court case has made Big Money too powerful in our politics and I will fight for campaign finance reform as your Representative.

  • Criminal Justice Reform

    The American justice system has wreaked havoc on Black Americans for generations. We need to legalize marijuana at the federal level, expunge criminal records, and otherwise work to undo the damage of the War on Drugs upon our communities. Fighting crime only comes by fighting the root causes of poverty, not with incarceration-first policy.

  • Affordable Healthcare & Prescription Drugs

    With healthcare & medicine costs spiraling out of control, Medicare-For-All is a national fix. Lower premiums, cheaper medication, and guaranteed access to care are human rights that I will fight for in Congress. The Affordable Care Act was a vital first step and we honor Obama’s greatest legacy by expanding healthcare access.

  • Pay Equality

    Through policies that require employers to publicly list salaries and anti-discrimination legislation, we can reduce and eventually do away with the wage gap that leaves women, trans folks, and people of color behind.

  • Immigration Reform

    Donald Trump’s vicious, racist attacks on immigrants through rhetoric and policy have been extraordinarily cruel. I am an ally to immigrant families and will support immigration reform that eases the process for migrants to join our country without fear. I support the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency that deals in separating families and mistreating children.

  • Maternal Health

    The disparities in maternal health in this country are a national tragedy. As your Congresswoman, I will aid the Black Maternity Caucus in passing legislation to make life safer for Black women and Black children in the United States.

  • Quality, Affordable Childcare

    Childcare is a tremendous cost to young families. As your Congresswoman, I will support legislation to lower childcare costs for all families. Strong families build strong communities

  • Minimizing Student Loan Debt

    Student loan debt is an enormous burden on younger generations. This burden prevents our youth from opening businesses, starting families, and accruing wealth. I support an abolishment of student loan debt and free higher education for all Americans to guarantee that right.

  • K-12 Education Reform

    Our schools are overcrowded, our teachers are underpaid, and our students don’t get the time and attention they need to thrive in an educational environment. I will support higher wages for teachers and bring more money home to support school construction and after-school programs. Our children are the legacy we leave behind; we must give them opportunities through a well-rounded education.

  • Combatting Climate Change

    Climate change is an existential threat for humanity and we must fight it proactively, or the consequences will be dire. I support the Green New Deal and pushing our society to be 100% renewable. Future generations depend on us!

  • Gun Safety

    Mass shootings have become an American epidemic, yet many politicians offer only thoughts and prayers rather than policy solutions. By renewing the ban on assault rifles and requiring national background checks on all firearm purchases, we can save lives and end this epidemic of mass murder.

  • Congressional Oversight

    This President has proven himself to be a blatant criminal with no integrity and no values.   His unethical dealings with foreign governments and violation of federal anti-corruption statutes are a disgrace. His behavior warrants a federal investigation and impeachment proceedings should begin if warranted. I will aid in this investigation and support impeachment based on the evidence presented.