With six years of military service myself, I know we need to take better care of those who have served. We are losing twenty veterans a day to suicide across this country. We need to take bold action to provide a change to the military climate to end the cycle of abuse before it happens.
My pledge is to sign the Green New Deal day one in office. We support the one trillion-dollar infrastructure revitalization package. This will bring redevelopment to a scale unseen since the New Deal. I have been an environmental activist from the moment I understood the role that humans play in the climate crisis.
I support Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” program. If elected, I will sign on and fight for passage of this critical bill introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Rep. Debbie Dingell. Patients would not be responsible for any cost sharing of medical expenses, ending premiums, copays, and deductibles.
Education for All is imperative for the future of our country. All education should be tuition free. We will fight to end tuition in public college, universities, and trade schools by supporting the College For All Act introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders and Representatives Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal.
We must forgive the $1.5 trillion debt that is held by 45 million Americans and is crippling our most vulnerable generation and future generations. Student debt is a crippling roadblock for millennials and is stifling their ability to buy homes, start businesses, create jobs, and join the middle class. We can’t allow that to continue.
I stand with victims of our flawed criminal justice system. I will co-sponsor any legislation that addresses the atrocities of our criminal justice system in regard to racial prejudice and profiling. We can implement and enforce policies such as 100% mandatory police camera use, banning chokeholds, and focus on deescalation instead of lethal force.
End the endless wars – we must use the War Powers Act more effectively and end all foreign wars. Promote peace in international relations – we must increase aid to change our reputation in the world from destroyers to builders. We must limit defense spending in government. I pledge to fight to be on the Armed Forces committee to address our bloated defense spending.
We will fight to decriminalize cannabis on a federal level and encourage the President to commute all cannabis related sentences. We’ll then push for the decriminalization of all nonviolent drug offenders, and transfer the handling of substance abuse from law enforcement to medical professionals.
We have seen an influx of corporate money into our political system and it must stop. We need to abolish Super PACs. We must end the ability to give private donations, also known as shadow money. We will fight the bribery that our Supreme Court has permitted in our democracy. I pledge to never take money from a Super PAC or corporation.
We are prepared to fight for true immigration reform. No wall. No bigotry. No racism. We want to fix our broken immigration process, protect DACA and DAPA recipients, and end racist immigration policies. We are a nation of immigrants. It is our country’s heritage of being a melting pot that makes us strong, makes us unique, and has helped us prosper.
I believe that the privatization of our banking system does not give everyone in our country the opportunity to be participant in our economy. That is why I will be working on drafting a bill to allow our US Postal Service to act as a public bank.
Animals are here with us, not for us. I acknowledge that all animals are individuals and sentient beings that can feel pain, have families, have a will to live, and deserve to be treated as such. I reject the use of animals for any purpose and affirm the right of every animal to be free from exploitation, neglect, cruelty, and abuse.