FEATURED ISSUE: EDUCATION
PROTECTING OUR PLANET
Climate change is a threat to our very existence. We must consider the health of our planet in each decision we make and every action we take.
CHAMPIONING PUBLIC EDUCATION
Every child should have the opportunity for a world-class education. It is an essential investment in our youth and in our collective future as a society.
Although progress has been made, Virginia needs to address the lack of paid family leave, universal child care, wage inequity and access to healthcare.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
Our criminal justice system is broken, and this is especially true for women. We should provide rehabilitation and training, not punishment and neglect.
EMPLOYMENT & UNIONS
“Right to Work” laws have kept unions from effectively organizing in Virginia and have played a large part in destroying our middle class. We need to eliminate these laws to bring back and strengthen our unions.
Health care is a complex issue that goes far beyond the debate about providing medical insurance for all. It includes the services we prioritize, who receives those services, the cost of the treatment as well as how we pay for it.
How we treat animals reflects the values that we hold and impacts the livability and vitality of our communities. Our laws should reflect compassion and concern for all living creatures.
GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION
Easy access to firearms increases the potential for gun violence. We should make policy that prioritizes saving lives over the profits of gun manufacturers.
EQUITY FOR IMMIGRANTS
Our country was built by immigrants, and every patriotic American should celebrate the courage, tenacity and love of our country that these new neighbors bring to our lives and culture.
We must pass effective campaign finance reform. I will limit the amount of contributions from any individual source and I will use the contributions entrusted to me for only legitimate campaign and legislative expenses.
As a civilized nation we
cannot allow judgment, ignorance and arrogance to stifle the ability of any individual to live the life they have been gifted in the way they best define it.