Fully Funded Public Schools and Trade Schools for All
We have underfunded our schools for far too long. Teachers shouldn’t be buying school supplies and we shouldn’t be cutting the Arts and Music programs. We must guarantee childcare and pre-Kindergarten for every child while making public colleges and trade schools free for all.
We were promised that the California Lottery money would be used for our children’s education, but a very small percent is being invested in our Schools. It’s time to make good on those promises and fully fund public schools and give our children the education they deserve.
Compassionate, Respectful Solutions for Safer, Cleaner Communities
Our community has expressed concerns that there are people sleeping on our streets and in our parks. We should be investing in temporary bridge housing especially for our children and our homeless veterans. We can have a compassionate, respectful community-based solution to creating safer and cleaner communities.
By adopting a Housing First philosophy and investing in facilities to assist with mental health, drug addiction, job training and job placement, we will actually save money. I have spoken with emergency room nurses, law enforcement, and first responders and they all agree that the money would be better spent on solving the homeless issue rather than emergency services.
Housing Costs Should be Affordable for Our Community Members
High home prices and skyrocketing rent are putting our working families in difficult financial situations. We have let developers and investors in short-term rentals take over our communities. We need to ensure our voices are heard and the character of our neighborhoods are not threatened.
We need a comprehensive plan to create truly affordable housing and pass legislation to cap rent increases while maintaining our community plan. By doing so, we will decrease the number of people living paycheck-to-paycheck and lower the amount of residents faced with homelessness.
Healthcare for All
Healthcare is a Right, Not a Privilege
Everyone deserves comprehensive healthcare including medical, dental, vision and medication. With California being the 5th largest economy in the world, there is no excuse for our current healthcare crisis. By investing in Medicare for All, we will save money and increase health outcomes.
While expanding healthcare for all, I will ensure that our rural communities still have accessible providers. I will ensure that healthcare costs decrease – not increase – for the majority of people.
Our Economy and Infrastructure
California’s has the largest economy in the USA, with our gross state product equaling $3.2 trillion in 2019. We must stay diligent during our pandemic fight.
As a result of the COVID-19, our community has suffered economically. When elected, I fight to bring new economic opportunities to our district. Focusing on our infrastructure and a renewable fuels future will be advantageous by creating new jobs and stimulating the economy in our district.
Fourteen out the twenty most devastating fires in California history have occurred since 2007. It’s crucial that we’re prepared for the challenges.
We need to safeguard our homes by expanding our preventative efforts in rural areas. All while holding utility companies accountable to build a safe infrastructure and bury power lines underground. This will save lives and money in the long run.
“The climate crisis is our single greatest opportunity to build a more just and equitable future, but we must act immediately.” – Bernie Sanders
We can address the climate crisis by finding practical solutions to move us toward a carbon-free, 100% renewable energy system. We need to prepare for the future and invest in renewable fuels while responsibly moving away from fossil fuels.
I will stand up to special interest groups and corporations whose profits are reliant on polluting our State and our environment. There is a smart path forward to lowering our CO2 emissions and becoming the leader for a greener tomorrow.