On the issues

Education

It's no secret that Arizona's education system is failing and I want to help change that by proposing federal funding legislation to help Arizona public schools.  

Nationally, Arizona ranks near last place on issues like spending per student, student to teacher ratio, median annual teacher salary, and more. 

Arizona teachers make an average salary of just over $40,000. That's only .75 cents for every dollar that the average teacher makes in the United States! State lawmakers in Arizona and other low ranking states have proven the need for federal intervention to put an end to this national embarrassment. Our education system is in crisis. We should be focusing on improving our schools and increasing their funding. Our teachers nationally deserve better pay for their hard work and commitments to classrooms nationwide. 

Healthcare

Affordable Healthcare should be available for every American in the United States. I am strongly opposed to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and will fight tirelessly to ensure that there is healthcare for all. All households should have the healthcare they need, regardless of their net incomes or pre-existing conditions. Every family, every individual. We need to take care of our people, it's a basic right for all Americans. 

Parental Leave

Paid parental leave for both mothers and fathers is a must. All families should be able to spend the weeks after their children’s birth together rather than succumb to the fear of losing their jobs.

It matters.

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Civil rights

I will ensure that equal rights apply to every American. All genders - male, female, and transgender have equal protection under the constitution. All sexual preferences, ethnicities, social classes, and all religions - We are all equal. We are all human. 

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Protect and Preserve

Under my watch, I will fight against any benefit reductions. I'm also fully committed to ensuring that Social Security and Medicare survive for future beneficiaries.

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Transgender Rights

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. 

No one left behind.

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Homeless & Veterans

 Our homeless need our attention. Many of our homeless are our veterans. They have fought through blood, sweat, and tears defending our beautiful country. Let’s work together to find effective ways to help these individuals back into the workforce. To help them get back to being active members in our society who make the positive impact they are capable of making. 

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Recovering abusers of drugs and alcohol

We should be putting forward legislation to help with the many addictions that plague Americans today. Many younger people have fallen into the current opiate crisis. We should offer these people solutions to help them choose and to maintain a life of sobriety. Provide the resources they need to enjoy a more productive and purposeful lifestyle.  I would push for legislation to assist and help those that seek treatment for their addictions.  

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Community College

I strongly support a free local community college education system for those who wish to continue their education. This will only strengthen our community and helps drive our economy forward by putting more educated and career minded individuals in our workforce.

Pro-choice

Abortion is not a black-and-white issue but I believe that every woman should have the right to make her own decisions with her body. I will fight for a woman's right to choose. I support sensible abortion policy and plan to fight against the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Pro-choice

Abortion is not a black-and-white issue but I believe that every woman should have the right to make her own decisions with her body. I will fight for a woman's right to choose. I support sensible abortion policy and plan to fight against the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Gun Control

I love my firearms and support our 2nd amendment but in the state of Arizona, you can buy a handgun on an internet classified website and have it in your hands as quick as someone would like to meet you. This is flat out dangerous. We need to find a way to work together in Washington for equal compromises to strengthen screening and background checks. 

Gun Control

I love my firearms and support our 2nd amendment but in the state of Arizona, you can buy a handgun on an internet classified website and have it in your hands as quick as someone would like to meet you. This is flat out dangerous. We need to find a way to work together in Washington for equal compromises to strengthen screening and background checks. 

Climate Change

We need to take significant and immediate legislative action to protect our planet. We must invest in clean energy sources such as wind, solar, and beyond. Our future generations deserve a beautiful tomorrow. 

Climate Change

We need to take significant and immediate legislative action to protect our planet. We must invest in clean energy sources such as wind, solar, and beyond. Our future generations deserve a beautiful tomorrow.