I am a Democratic candidate running for Congress in California's 23rd District because I believe we need a Representative who will fight for the people in our district. I understand the importance of healthcare, good paying jobs, social security, education, equal rights, veterans' needs, criminal justice reform and a plan for immigration. I know how to fight for what is right and how to get things done.
My life experiences include being a USAF Veteran, an Aircraft Mechanic, a Systems Engineer and a Single Working Mom. While working full time, I went to college and earned my degree.
ON THE ISSUES
Every American deserves health care. As a nation we need a universal health care system that includes Medicare for all and would allow private health care plans for those who want them. The rising prescription drug prices need to be brought under control. No one should have to choose between paying for healthcare or paying for food and rent.
Social Security has to be protected. Working people paid into this program and they should not have to worry about reduced benefits.
We need to ensure the voters, not big business, are making the decisions for our country. We need national voting laws that protect every American citizen’s right to vote. We must ensure foreign governments do not impact/affect our elections in any way.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND LABOR
We need to bring good paying jobs to our district. This includes investing in our infrastructure and community.
All working Americans deserve to earn a living wage. Equal pay needs to be a priority for all lawmakers.
Continue to invest in clean technology and actions that will positively affect climate change.
Continue working for the rights of minorities, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community and all Americans. Discrimination defiles our core values and must end.
Access to reproductive medical care, protecting reproductive choices, ending workplace harassment and discrimination.
We made citizenship promises to individuals who served in our military and the DREAMers - we need to honor these promises. A good immigration policy is the best way to protect our borders.
VETERANS & ARMED FORCES
As a USAF veteran, I understand the need to honor our active duty military members, veterans, and their families with initiatives that provide comprehensive resources to them.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
We need to eliminate the systemic racism, reduce incarceration of non-violent offenders and abolish for-profit prisons.
Investment in education, teachers, skills-based training and jobs programs is required to prepare our children for the challenges they face today and in the future.
We must end the gun violence epidemic. We need to enact sensible gun control measures, including background checks on gun purchases, ban gun sales to violent offenders, ban high capacity magazines, and a impose a mandatory waiting period for gun sales.