I am a passionate advocate and defender of our basic civil rights, starting with the right to choose our representation. We must ensure easy, unobstructed voting rights for all adult citizens. I support online registration and unlimited vote by mail abilities.
I believe healthcare is another basic human right, including all aspects of women's healthcare. My position is that the US should embrace a single payer system. Until that time, I support expansion of Medicaid in an effort to cover more Texans.
Education is a civil right and the state constitution demands access to free public education for all of our children. It is time for the state to step up and fund its portion appropriately.
Wages have been decreasing while the economy has been thriving. 42% of the workforce still earns less than $15/hr, which is STILL not enough to live on. I support raising the minimum wage to $15/hr as a first step toward true living wages.
We need to ensure that our rural and farming communities have access to all of the same building blocks of prosperity that our urban and suburban residents do. This includes high-speed internet access and access to safe and clean water.
It is crucial that we address inequalities in our criminal justice system and that all residents feel protected and served by the system. Among other measures, I support the abolition of cash bail, a mechanism that serves only to punish the working classes for their lack of resources and which further entrenches inequality.
I support both our second amendment rights as well as common sense legislation to reduce gun violence and accidents. I am proud to have received the Moms Demand
This goes hand in hand with voting rights. Districts must be drawn impartially to ensure fair distribution of representation. I support a non-partisan, citizen-led redistricting commission to achieve this.
I supprt a statewide non-discrimination law that includes sexual orientation and gender identity. Our LGBTQ community are entitled to live free of harassment and fear of their families being targeted and harmed by government or their employers.