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Our elected officials seem to have forgotten they took an oath to represent their constituents to the best of their ability. We need real change in Washington, and I’m running to lead that change. I’ve spent my entire career serving my country and serving others -- and now, I want to serve you.
I believe that in the richest, most prosperous nation in the world, everyone (and I mean everyone) should have access to quality healthcare. I'm hopeful that with new leadership in the White House we will be able to expand on the progress made by the ACA and make quality, affordable health insurance available to everyone.
I'm a farmer. I know first hand how climate change is affecting nearly all aspects of our lives. Climate change is the most immediate threat facing our nation right now. Among other efforts, we must promote job-creating renewable energy, uphold emissions standards, and end corporate welfare for polluters.
As a former school board member, I am passionate about our public schools and the value of quality education. The federal government must act on ending the student loan debt crisis and take steps to make higher education more affordable.
No one should be forced to work multiple full-time jobs in order to pay their bills or feed their families. We must support working families and ensure the one job for every Texan is enough to live with dignity.
It's past time to end Citizen's United and stop politicians from giving unfair advantages to billionaires and big corporations. Congress should be run for the people and by the people. I'm proud that my campaign does not accept any coporate PAC contributions.
Each passing day, it becomes blatantly obvious that we need leaders—at every level—who are willing to advocate for and implement law enforcement and criminal justice reform. I pledge to co-sponsor and vote in favor of legislation that will establish the much-needed changes to our system. Including, but not limited to, federally banning chokeholds, ending for-profit policing and prisons, and requiring police departments that receive federal funding to publish records of misconduct.
When I was CEO of Grace After Fire, a non-profit dedicated to helping women veterans, we made significant strides towards ending veteran homelessness and decreasing suicide rates. But, there’s more work to be done. Moreover, we must put a stop to endless wars. Great nations should not perpetuate endless violence, they should broker peace.
We are a nation of immigrants and their contributions to our society are not just valuable but imperative to our economy and cultural fabric. I oppose the construction of Trump's border wall and this administration's inhumane response to the humanitarian crisis on our border. Congress must act fast to grant citizenship to Dreamers. We can’t kick the can down the road any longer. We need comprehensive and compassionate immigration reform now.
As a 25 year Air Force veteran, I understand that weapons of war don't belong on our streets. But we won't pass gun safety reform until we elect leaders in Washington with the courage to stand up for us. Weapons of war do not belong on the streets of America. Period. Full stop. Moreover, It's time to close the background check loophole and ban high capacity magazines.
Women should be the deciders of their own destiny--not the government or politicians. We must ensure every woman has access to safe and affordable reproductive health services that are unencumbered by politically motivated and onerous restrictions.
Being your representative means listening to what is most important to you and your family. Tell me what keeps you up at night so I know how to best represent your values in Congress.
Use of her Colonel rank, job titles, or photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by Air Force or Department of Defense.
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