Why I Fight
There once was a time where we held our representatives accountable, where we
expected transparency of them, where we expected and voted for them to hold the
interests of the constituent and the country first. Now, we are in a new normal. One
where our elected officials serve for decades, refuse to hold public events, and cannot
truly serve those who elected them because they are too busy to be found.
I promise, once elected, I will work with both political parties. I will not become beholden
to whatever administration controls the White House, I will be transparent with my
constituents whether or not you voted for me. I will listen to you and your concerns. I will
fight for you and your loved ones. I will not become a career politician. I welcome the
idea of stepping aside to let fresher ideals come into play to continue to shape this
country in a positive light.
My whole life I have had to fight in one way or another for what is right. I will continue
my fight, this time for you.
As the wealthiest nation in the world we should not tolerate people dying because they need to ration their insulin or choose treatment options based on cost not effectiveness. Access to quality health care is necessary for the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness. Health care is not a privilege granted to those that have reached some arbitrary benchmark. Health care for all is affordable because we are already paying for it in health insurance premiums, copays, deductibles, preventable advance stage diseases, indigent care, pharmaceutical costs, dividends paid by corporation making exorbitant profits, and lost wages. When an individual has access to health care, they are free to choose to work for small businesses, start a business, or retire. Our nation is in a dark place when we deny health care to any of our citizens. Health care for all is the right thing to do.
Physicians and health care providers must be compensated to such an extent as to retain and recruit quality individuals in order to maintain excellence care.
Broadband must be available across all of the United States so that technology is available to all areas.
The healthcare provider pipeline must be increased by increasing the number of residencies for new physicians, increased capacity for training other health care providers, and forgiveness of student loans.
Health and Wellness education in K-12, to include comprehensive education about the human body including reproduction, nutrition, fitness, and mental health.
To ensure quality care is provided through Health Care for All anyone/organization receiving any money from the government, whether is the form of a paycheck, grant, contract, etc. will participate in Health Care for All.
In 2018 there were 40,000 fatalities contributed to gun violence-40,000 preventable deaths. The second amendment “A well regulated militia being necessary for the security of a free state; the right of people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed upon” gives us the right to bear arms; a right I fully support. I also support that they should be well regulated. Gun ownership is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly, and every effort should be taken to keep them out of the hands of those that intend to harm others or themselves. We may have the right to bear arms but we have moral obligation to prevent the senseless death of so many.
Require gun owners complete a course in the proper and safe handling of guns, undergo a background check, be licensed to own a gun, and carry liability insurance on all guns owned.
Seventy percent of the deaths caused by guns are attributed to suicide. In addition to reducing the easily and quick availability of guns we must increase the availability to counseling and treatment for mental illness.
Gang violence is also a major attributor to gun related deaths. We must invest in our communities and support programs shown to work to reduce gang activity.
Create and enforce “Red Flag” laws that keeps guns out of the hands of suicidal individuals, the mentally ill, perpetrators of domestic violence.
"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.” The Statue of Liberty welcomed millions of immigrants with these words. Only 1.7% of the population can claim to be Native Americans the remaining 98.3% of us are immigrants or descendants of immigrants. Some came to find their fortune, some were the degenerates and rejected from England, some to flee oppression, starvation, and religious persecution, others were forcefully brought here, but all of us create the tapestry of this great nation. Now the President of the United States and the members of his party say we should fear these immigrants fleeing violence, human trafficking, and starvation. We cannot abandon the foundation upon which this great nation was built. We need people in congress that will create and pass comprehensive immigration reform that grants citizenship to the DREAMers and creates a pathway to citizenship for current immigrants in the United States, that are working, paying taxes and contributing to their communities.
Our economy relies upon immigrant workers in areas such as construction, food processing, and crop harvesting. We must ensure they have the proper documentation by increasing the number of work Visas issued; otherwise we allow undocumented immigrants to be preyed upon by employers offering unfair wages and unsafe working conditions.
Stop the practice of separating families from one another, reunite those who were separated.
Secure borders through 21st century advancements to prevent human trafficking and illegal activity.
Provide the resources to expedite the process for asylum seekers.
Utilize technology to make sure children are not being exploited, to make sure families remain together, and prevent the detention of asylum seekers.