There is an urgent need to address the barriers that limit participation in the democratic process. I support expansion of the Americans with Disabilities Act, an end to punitive disenfranchisement for citizens who have committed a crime, and the removal of photo ID voting requirements.
We must continue transitioning toward a system where everyone is completely covered and has access to comprehensive healthcare. It is time for single-payer universal healthcare coverage.
Higher Education Access
We need to take immediate action to guarantee no student is ever excluded from high-quality higher education because of finances and no graduate is crippled by student loan debt.
Immigration policy must reflect the reality that we live in a culture dependent on the work and worth of immigrants and their families. I support an immediate end to the criminalization of immigration. Deportations for minor crimes must be brought to a full stop.
Government has a moral responsibility and a compelling interest to ensure workers do not fall into the trap of poverty. I support a federal living wage and an end to the exemption allowing workers with disabilities to be paid a subminimum wage.
The right to state-issued civil marriage contracts must be equal for all consenting adults with legal standing.
Government must ensure that information delivery on the internet remains fair and impartial. Corporate control of high-speed information over the internet should be prohibited.
Rape causes unique harm in its intimate violation of bodily autonomy and its overall threat to the right to feel safe in our communities. Tragically, our cultural messages tying sexuality to shame often re-injure survivors. Because of this, I support explicitly promoting anti-rape positions and policies.
Government must continue to protect and expand reproductive healthcare as a basic human right. This includes contraception and abortion coverage.
Science education is one of the most significant moral issues of our time. Education policy must be employed as a means to empower the coming generations with scientific literacy.
Public safety initiatives including training and licensing for gun owners are necessary to move toward the free, safe society envisioned in our Bill of Rights.
Maintaining and expanding protections between government and religion is an unequivocally necessary condition of a free and equal society.
I favor a progressive tax structure that facilitates economic prosperity and empowers working families rather than corporate interests.
Congress must provide for the highest quality support to veterans and must honor all legal and moral commitments made to military servicemembers.