Economic Equity (Government Assistance, Minimum Wage)

  • Women and Men should be paid an equal wage for the same work.
  • I support an increase in  the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program to provide an additional path to economic wellness for the millions of working poor and their families.
  • I believe in the Raise the Wage Act passed by Congress this past July which raises the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour incrementally over six years.

Education

  • Education is the greatest conduit for social mobility in America. I advocate for increased investment into public education
  • As congressman I will advocate for universal pre-K, higher compensation for teachers, deemphasizing standardized tests and investment into the families and neighborhoods surrounding public schools!

Teen Violence / Gun Violence / Curb Use of Guns / Urban Violence

Our government needs to increase investment in after school programs and mentor programs to combat this problem.

Common Sense Gun Rights

  • I support the Second Amendment Right to bear arms in the Constitution, but with this right comes responsibility
  • I will work tirelessly to prohibit by law the manufacture, transfer, or possession of semiautomatic assault weapons
  • I will advocate for a federal licensing system to acquire a gun
  • As Congressman I will NOT be beholden to the gun lobby and work with lawmakers to enact these meaningful changes!

Climate Change

  • It is the responsibility of this generation to protect the environment and its resources and reverse climate change
  • I support embracing renewable energy and cutting emissions

Criminal Justice Reform

  • It is time to end the over incarceration of African Americans and the mass incarceration for nonviolent crimes
  • I will act to shut down for profit prisons
  • I will work to develop policies that favor rehabilitation not incarceration

Taxes

  • I do not believe in raising taxes!
  • I believe in a tax system that rewards hard working Americans
  • I will act to close corporate loopholes that don’t allow corporations to pay their fair share