Early Childhood Reading
All children need to be reading at grade level by third grade or this country will go nowhere! I’d like to see the Republicans try to stand between me and the money for early childhood reading. It won’t be pretty for them.
Affordable, Comprehensive Healthcare
Move toward Medicare for all/Single Payer by lowering buy-in age for Medicare to 55 and lock in pre-existing conditions.
Public service announcements 24×7 and a dedicated hotline asking people about to hurt themselves or others to come in from the cold and call to ask for help. We need to have that help ready!
Entitlements: Social Security & Healthcare
Prevent Republicans from outsourcing Social Security and Healthcare to vouchers and privatizing to pay for the deficit they’ve created by giving massive tax breaks to their rich contributors.
Tuition Aid & Student Debt Relief
End current loans after twenty years; money for new loans will be repaid by a percent of your income over the next twenty years.
Common Sense Gun Laws
Ban on high-capacity magazines, universal background checks, increase gun purchasing age to 21, and have serious discussions involving a complete ban on all assault weapons.
Immigration: Invest in Northern Mexico
Our money is better spent on this than a wall.
End Animal Abuse on Factory Farms
Pretty self explanatory here. This needs to END!
Severance for Workers Displaced by Outsourcing & Automation
If companies are laying off workers because of mergers, acquisition or automation, they shall be required to give those workers a fair severance based on years of service. If they can’t afford it, then they shouldn’t merge, acquire, or automate.
Corporate Tax Breaks
No federal tax breaks for sports teams or other companies playing one jurisdiction against another, cities or states. No more threatening to move if they don’t get money.
I am in favor of legalizing cannabis for medicinal purposes, including traumatic brain injuries especially for veterans.
I am also in favor of states and cities voting on whether to legalize cannabis.
Thirdly, I support the FDA reclassifying the drug category of cannabis and the Justice Department not enforcing any federal cannabis laws against states and cities who choose to legalize.
A critical issue we need to address in an affordable way with carbon tax and/or carbon exchange. I will also work to lower our reliance on fossil fuels (before it’s too late)!
We need to invest in our infrastructure. This will create jobs and help to ease income inequality.
There are many ways to address this complicated important issue – and we will find them! That’s a promise.
Ombudspersons required for senior care and nursing homes and other residential living facilities. I will work toward an increase in federal funds for these services, making sure our senior residents are properly cared for and protected from abuse.
I will propose a constitutional amendment requiring that a man and woman both be elected from each congressional district, even if that means half as many districts. It would make a great difference in the Congress and, therefore, the country.
Safe, legal, and rare. Affordable and accessible.