Affordable health care should be available to every American. I strongly oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and I will continue to fight tirelessly to ensure quality, affordable healthcare for every American. Quality healthcare is, and should continue to be, a basic right of all citizens, and not just a benefit for the wealthy. I strongly support "Medicare for All".
Last year Arizona school districts spent approximately $3,300 less per pupil than the national average. Arizona ranked dead last in the nation for public school spending per student, as well as No. 49 for student-teacher ratio, No. 49 for median annual teacher salary, and ranked No. 48 in WalletHub’s school systems ranking. I vow to propose legislation which increases federal funding to address education quality, student-teacher ratio, and inadequate teachers’ salaries.
Welcoming a new child into a family, whether by birth or adoption, is a special time for all parents. American families should be able to spend time together during the first week’s after a child’s arrival, without parents facing the threat of losing their jobs.
I believe that all Americans deserve to have their civil rights protected by law, and I will work diligently to support legislation which protects the rights of all Americans regardless of ethnicity, social class, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
When I go to Washington on your behalf, I will fight against benefit reductions, and take actions to ensure that Social Security and Medicare benefits remain adequately funded for future generations.
I am committed to introducing federal legislation to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity.
I am committed to introducing federal legislation to protect our Transgender community against hate crimes.
Veterans’ services have improved in recent years, but we still have much work to do. I promise to honor our nation’s veterans, and support legislation aimed at preserving and enhancing the benefits of our nation’s veterans.
Since 2010, over 3,600 Arizonans have died from an opioid overdose. In 2015, an average of two Arizonans per day lost their lives. Arizonans need mental health and addiction services to combat the current opiate crisis. Recovering addicts require services to help them maintain healthy, productive lives, and I vow to support and introduce such legislation.
I strongly support the provision of a free community college education for Arizonans who wish to continue their education. A state is only as strong as her citizens, and this will strengthen our community and help drive our economy forward by allowing more educated and career-minded individuals to enter our workforce.