Why I’m Running
I am running for State Senate to transform lives and renew a sense of love and collective responsibility in society.
“Love” isn’t a word you hear candidates or policymakers use every day. Yet out of all institutions, our government has the most power to exhibit love towards humanity to change communities. Three core values are essential to realizing this vision through policymaking:
- Transparency: We love when we openly communicate with one another
- Equity: We love when we seek to address specific needs with tailored solutions
- Accountability: We love when we hold ourselves to the commitments we make to each other
Running for State Senate is an extension of the values to which I’ve already dedicated my life. These are the values I will bring with me to every decision I make, to our work together as a community, and to the lens I will use to approach my priority policy areas, which include:
- Affordable Housing
- Childcare Access
- Criminal Justice Reform
- Dignified Living for Seniors
- Economic Equity
- Education Reform
- Environmental Protection & Justice
- Food Equity
- Foster Youth Support
- Healthcare & Mental Health
- Homelessness & Housing Insecurity
- Immigrant Rights
- Infrastructure Equity
- Reproductive Healthcare & Justice
- Technology Justice
- Transportation Equity
- Workers’ Rights
I am also running for State Senate to center collective responsibility in our policymaking.
When policymakers and corporations are the only two parties informing the agenda, it creates the perfect environment to yield the results we’ve grown accustomed to – watered-down policies that prioritize corporate interests over the needs of the community.
Let’s reimagine the necessary components of accountable policymaking by broadening the decision-making table to include community and investor stakeholders. Doing so will enable ethical problem-solving that acknowledges our collective responsibility to redesign systems to address community needs. It is only then that we will see policies created that truly benefit the whole of society.