ISSUES

 
EDUCATION FIRST

FULLY FUNDED UNIVERSAL PRE-K

High quality universal Pre-K for four-year-olds could significantly reduce the financial burden facing families with young children and help ensure that children are prepared for kindergarten.

RAISING TEACHER SALARIES

Teacher salaries should never be on the chopping block. Along with higher salaries, teachers should be given funds for professional development, and overall be treated the way people influencing future generations of the Commonwealth should be treated.

KEEPING HIGHER EDUCATION AFFORDABLE

Kentucky needs more college graduates and limited finances should never stop a talented student from pursuing their college dreams.

 
AN ECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE

A HIGHER MINIMUM WAGE

A $15 hourly minimum wage is a start and can drive down costs associated with education, child care, housing and health care- that is currently a heavy burden on Kentucky’s working families

SUPPORT WORKERS' RIGHTS TO COLLECTIVELY BARGAIN

We have to protect organized labor by fighting policies built to dismantle unions like "Right to Work"

TAX REFORM IN KENTUCKY IS OVERDUE

Legislation for restructuring of Kentucky’s tax code is needed. Kentucky’s working families who make the least, should not pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes while receiving the short end of the stick from the state. The legalization of cannabis and sports gambling will aid in possible significant state revenue but wealthy income earners need to contribute their fair share.

 
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL

AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE

Access to affordable health care should be guaranteed to all individuals, and just not when they are sick- though also be able to afford preventable care and prescription medicine. One unexpected medical bill can tip a working family into bankruptcy.

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

There should be no barriers to a womxn’s access to family planning, public funding for sexual and reproductive health care, access to medical providers, health care reform, abortion rights, access to emergency contraception or sex education. The current legislature is inordinately occupied by men, and men have no place governing the bodies of womxn

 
SUPPORT LGBTQ RIGHTS

STATEWIDE FAIRNESS PROTECTIONS NEEDED

Several municipalities have passed local ordinances banning LGBTQ discrimination, either for sexual orientation or gender identity, in employment, housing and public accommodation but no statewide law that protects LGBTQ people from discrimination. This means that a person can still be fired, denied housing, or refused service simply because of whom they love or how they identify. I will stand with shoulder-to-shoulder with the LGBTQ+ community and fight for  ensuring equal rights and protections.

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