Environment: The climate change crisis is real, and we need to take bold, immediate action to combat the effects. It is critical that we acknowledge the science and support steps like reducing the use of fossil fuels with the goal of achieving net zero emissions, re-entering the Paris Climate Accords, and investment in clean energy technology to protect our planet for future generations. We must and we can reach net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner.
Gun Safety: We are the only developed country to experience mass shootings at the frequency we do, and we must put an end to the gun violence epidemic in this country. I proudly support universal background checks and a ban on the civilian purchase of weapons of war. As a former teacher, it is the highest priority to me that we keep our kids safe. The time for talk has long since passed. We need action and legislation now.
Healthcare: Everyone in the United States, the richest country on earth, deserves access to affordable, quality healthcare. That’s why I support a public option. We have made great strides forward with the Affordable Care Act but have been challenged at every turn by conservative courts and a Congress more focused on obstruction than good governance. We can build on what we have to improve healthcare and lower costs for tens of millions of Americans.
Voting Rights: I am proud to be a member of the party that does all it can to promote voting, rather than a party here in Georgia that counts on suppression to win elections. I support the plan proposed by Stacey Abrams to ensure secure and fair elections. It is also why I support a Voting Rights Act for the 21st Century — because every American deserves to have a vote that counts and is heard.
Women’s Reproductive Rights I am pro-choice and believe that Roe v. Wade must remain the law of the land. We need to restore funding under Title X. We need federal judges who will strike down the six week abortion ban passed by the Georgia Legislature which is patently unconstitutional. A woman’s body is not the property of the state.