Tax Equity: We must overhaul our unjust tax system to ensure tax equity throughout the state. We live in one of the wealthiest states in the country, yet we don’t support our education system, take care of our infrastructure, or keep costs of living under control. I support a progressive tax structure that ensures the wealthy pay their fair share.
Social Justice: The dismantling of white supremacy is a continuing process. The fight for equality necessitates changing the systems that are designed to oppress people of color. My top policy priorities focus on social justice. These include: defunding the police and reimagining our public safety system, expanding voter rights, and making calls for incarcerated people free.
Education: The state should play a much larger role in funding because of the inherent regressive nature of property taxes. Magnet schools attract specific types of students and should receive some funding if public, but charter schools are an attack on our public school system and should receive no public funding. The state also needs to play a larger role in providing means for recruitment of teachers of color.
Our Economy: The best thing we can do to grow our middle class is to support unions and workers’ rights. We must invest in rebuilding our infrastructure, climate change solutions, and creating an equitable education system. These investments will provide more opportunities and create good paying jobs.