As our State Representative, I envision a community filled with diverse, interconnected neighborhoods that are healthy and prosperous and are supported by collaborative partnerships between citizens, government, businesses, and non-profits. I promise to push for pragmatic, progressive policies that protect the dignity of people, and value equally the worker and the investor.
+ Women’s Rights
I know that when we ensure women have equal rights in our community, everyone benefits. For example, if Georgia were to end the gender pay gap, Georgia women would immediately have the financial resources for: more than 15 additional months of child care; one additional year of tuition and fees for a four-year public university, or the full cost of tuition and fees at a two-year community college; approximately 69 more weeks of food for her family (more than one year’s worth); nearly seven more months of mortgage and utilities payments; or more than 9.5 additional months of rent - all for no additional work. So we know what’s financially good for Georgia women is financially good for Georgia families - and that’s why as our State Representative I’ll fight to end the gender pay gap.
I’m a proud, pro-choice candidate. I believe that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. In addition, affordable family planning services should be readily available in all communities. I will fight to make sure Planned Parenthood receives the funding they need, and to make sure that we have comprehensive sex education and contraception access to reduce the number of abortions that occur.
As someone who worked in the healthcare technology industry and as a wife and mother, I believe healthcare is a right, not a privilege for the wealthy. That’s why I’ll fight to ensure our families and small businesses have access to quality, affordable healthcare.
I will also fight to ensure that we allocate resources for mental health and addiction issues, as well as funding specifically to combat HIV/AIDS. I will also fight to promote organic, local agriculture to help prevent disease, and work with farmers across Georgia to eradicate food deserts.
+ Immigrant Rights
I believe strongly that we are a nation of immigrants, and our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. That’s why I will fight for laws that further criminalize hate crimes, and give protections to immigrant families. I will also fight to defend DACA and to increase access to opportunity for first-generation Americans.
+ Common Sense Gun Reform
Gun violence is an epidemic in DeKalb County, andI will fight every day to make every neighborhood safer.
I will fight to pass common sense gun reform measures the vast majority of our community agree on. I will work to close loopholes in background checks, mandate training for responsible gun owners, and end access to high-capacity firearms. I believe until every DeKalb County resident feels safe in their home, we have more work to do.
As the daughter of a civil rights activist, I know how important it is to protect the rights and freedoms of others. That is why I am proud to stand with Georgia’s LGBTQIA community. I pledge to always vote against regressive “religious liberty” bills that legalize discrimination, and to push for protected status for all LGBTQIA folks to prevent discrimination in housing, employment, and other vital areas.
I also know that HIV is a constant threat to our community regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, and that’s why I’ll fight for more funding for our community health centers for testing and treatment, and I fully support updating our testing protocols so that we include information on antiviral treatments and life saving medications along with the current information on barriers.
+ Environmental Protection
I am proud to be the pro-environment candidate in this race. I will push for investments in solar, wind and biomass, moving the state to 100% renewables by 2035.
I will also fight for safer agricultural practices that maintain soil health and create the most nutrient-dense foods for Georgia families. And, I will work to find creative solutions to solve issues of waste and pollution.