ON THE ISSUES
Every American deserves health care. As a nation we need a universal health care system that includes Medical Care for everyone. The rising prescription drug prices need to be brought under control. No one should have to choose between paying for healthcare and medicine or paying for food and rent and no one should go bankrupt paying for healthcare.
Social Security has to be protected. Working people paid into this program and they should not have to worry about reduced benefits.
We need to ensure the voters, not big business, are making the decisions for our country. We need national voting laws that protect every American citizen’s right to vote. We must ensure foreign governments do not impact/affect our elections in any way.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND LABOR
We need to bring good paying jobs to our district. This includes investing in our infrastructure and community. We need to train and employee the people in our district to work on the solar and windmill energy farms. The power companies are hiring people from out of state, for jobs the people in our districts could do, if they had the training.
All working Americans deserve to earn a living wage. Equal pay needs to be a priority for all lawmakers.
Continue to invest in clean technology and actions that will positively affect climate change.
Continue working for the rights of minorities, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community and all Americans. Discrimination defiles our core values and must end.
Access to reproductive medical care, protecting reproductive choices, ending workplace harassment and discrimination.
We made citizenship promises to individuals who served in our military and the DREAMers – we need to honor these promises. A good immigration policy is the best way to protect our borders.
VETERANS & ARMED FORCES
As a USAF veteran, I understand the need to honor our active duty military members, veterans, and their families with initiatives that provide comprehensive resources to them.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
We need to eliminate the systemic racism, reduce incarceration of non-violent offenders and abolish for-profit prisons.
Investment in education, teachers, skills-based training and jobs programs is required to prepare our children for the challenges they face today and in the future. We need to put renewable energy training programs and other technology training programs in place.
We must end the gun violence epidemic. We need to enact sensible gun control measures, including background checks on gun purchases, ban gun sales to violent offenders, ban high capacity magazines, and a impose a mandatory waiting period for gun sales.
The farmers and agricultural industry are vitally important to our Central Valley community. We need to ensure their continued success by making certain they have the support and resources they need.