Candidate for GA House District 83
 
 
 
 
 
 
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As our next 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. I will ensure that you have an engaged, responsive voice fighting every day to implement the changes we all want: healthy and safe neighborhoods, ethical and transparent government, access to economic opportunity, expanded public transit, quality healthcare, and strong schools to safeguard the future of our state.

 
 

[slide-left]Economy[/slide-left]

I will work to improve economic mobility and financial security for every Georgian. I will start by working to end the massive income gap in metro Atlanta, which is one of the highest in the nation. As our economy expands, I will push for clean energy jobs that protect our environment and support our families. As our next State Representative, I will champion development that is supported by our neighborhoods and accurately reflects the diverse needs and culture of our community. I will fight to increase the minimum wage in Georgia to $15 per hour as a start to supporting a true living wage for our families.


[slide-right]CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM [/slide-right]

As the daughter of a life-long civil rights activist, I am proud of my record of standing up for real criminal justice reform. As our next State Representative, I will fight every day for real criminal justice reform, which includes ending our cash bail system, because being poor shouldn't be a crime. I will also fight to end for-profit prisons and probation. I will work to put an end to the school-to-prison pipeline to ensure every Georgia child has fair access to the brightest possible future.


[slide-left]Education[/slide-left]

I am a proud parent of three now-grown children, all of whom attended DeKalb County public schools, where I was a volunteer for 18 years. I know that a strong public education system with well-paid and supported teachers, administrators and staff is the best way to ensure a bright future for our children. As our next State Representative, I will fight to end the decades-long gutting of public school funding, and push for STEAM programs in all of our schools. I will strive to make college or vocational school affordable and accessible to all children in Georgia.


[slide-right]Transit[/slide-right]

We can't talk about jobs if people can't get to them. As our next State Representative, I will work to expand public transit and decrease our state's expensive, polluting, and exclusive reliance on automobiles. I will create safe, healthy, accessible routes for everyone, including seniors, who rely on them to maintain their independence. As a former health technology project manager, and as a cyclist, I know that our community desperately needs more interconnected bike routes . I will work to expand our public transportation system, including more MARTA stations and bus routes, so working families have access to their next good job.