Vision

Establish Economic Justice for Working Families

  • Support a federal minimum wage of at least $15, strengthen workers’ right to organize, paid family leave, earned sick and safe time, fair scheduling, and ensure employer health insurance for all workers
  • Establish universal health coverage in America, so that everyone has access to health care by supporting Medicare for All. Focus on preventive care, reproductive care—including access to safe abortions—trauma-informed care, and end health disparities
  • Create a federal jobs guarantee program—creating living-wage, quality jobs at home, and incentivizing hiring workers who have been shut out of the labor market
  • Lower drug prices by shortening the patent life of prescriptions drugs, allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices, require transparency in pricing, encourage the Department of Health and Human Services to utilize their “march-in rights” and enforce antitrust law with Drug Corporations
  • Reduce wealth and income inequality by protecting and strengthening the Dodd-Frank Act

Guarantee Access to Public Education

  • Fight for debt-free public college and student debt cancellation with state-federal funding partnerships, and work to eliminate undergraduate tuition at public 4-year schools
  • Ensure healthy schools by investing in gun violence prevention, professional development for educators focused on bullying, mental and behavioral health, cultural competence, appropriate classroom management, and safety
  • Guarantee access to universal child care, universal preschool programs, and increase funding for Head Start
  • Mandate K-12 affirmative consent education

Re-imagine our Immigration & Criminal Justice Systems

  • Abolish Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and increase refugee resettlement and asylum
  • Pass a clean DREAM Act and provide a path to citizenship for all DACA and TPS recipients
  • Ban private prisons and surveillance programs like Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and invest in existing alternatives to incarceration, as well as piloting new alternatives to incarceration
  • Prioritize evidence-based harm reduction policies to ensure trauma-informed, cultural and gender competent, comprehensive treatment and support
  • Support the legalization of marijuana and the decriminalization of all drugs including the expungement of current records—focus on treatment and rehabilitation, not punishment

Ensure Environmental Justice & Energy Independence

  • Invest in renewable, efficient energy and green manufacturing while moving us to a 100% clean energy future
  • Create high-paying, union jobs in clean energy while supporting hard-working Americans transitioning out of the fossil fuel industry
  • Put us on a path to zero waste and reassess standards to prioritize environmental justice by moving away from waste-to-energy incineration
  • Establish a moratorium on future oil and gas and mining leases. I oppose dangerous projects such as the Line 3 Replacement pipeline, and mining near and in the watershed of the Boundary Waters proposed by the PolyMet and Twin Metals mining companies that threaten our air, land, water, communities, and future generations
  • End subsidies and tax breaks for the millionaires and billionaires in the fossil fuel industry

Build Resilient Infrastructure

  • Revitalize our infrastructure to support the health of our people and planet including the expansion of safe, decent, and affordable housing
  • Transition to a 21st Century Infrastructure to transform our energy, water, and transportation systems, and mandate local hiring while raising the benchmark for locally prevailing wages, increasing workers’ paychecks
  • Provide federal funding to adequately invest in the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds and stem our nation’s water affordability crisis
  • Fight for accessible broadband, ensure nationwide access to reliable, high-speed internet, and reinstate Net Neutrality

Increase Access to Housing

  • End family homelessness by securing permanent funding for the National Affordable Housing Trust Fund, and invest in rental assistance by expanding the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, Section 8 rental assistance, and dedicating funds to maintenance and construction of public housing
  • Establish a renters’ bill of rights—including the right to form a tenant’s union, just-cause eviction legislation, right to a safe and healthy community, non-discrimination protections for LGBTQIA+, undocumented, and formerly incarcerated people to access housing
  • Tax real estate speculation and both commercial and residential luxury development to fight for more equitable, community-controlled development
  • Promote home ownership in working-class families and communities of color by transitioning away from a mortgage interest deduction to a more equitable distribution of benefits, and fully fund programs to support low-income seniors and people with disabilities, and the Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Promote Peace and Prosperity

  • Stop funding endless wars by eliminating the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), and invest $852 billion back into the economy
  • Reduce baseline military spending and begin to scale back the number of US military bases abroad, to support our communities while also ensuring our troops have the resources they need
  • Fully fund programs to care for our veterans, the Congressional Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), and climate change mitigation programs within the Department of Defense Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan
  • Oppose the harmful cuts to humanitarian assistance proposed by the Trump Administration
  • Support a two-state solution for the people of Israel and Palestine and advocate for peace in the Middle East