On the Issues
Quality Education For All
Affordable Housing for All
As our district grows and changes, I will stand up to make sure our community has access to affordable housing. This is important in order to protect longtime residents and keep our neighborhoods affordable. I will work to lift the ban and establish rent control standards that preserve the quality of life for our community members.
Good Jobs for All
In addition to bringing good jobs to the district, I will bring the Fight for $15 to Springfield to increase the statewide minimum wage to at least $15 per hour. I will promote and pass legislation to provide paid sick days for all workers in Illinois. It's a simple decision, no worker should have to decide between work and their health.
Healthcare for All
Responsible Budget for All
I will tax the rich, not consumers and regular people. I will work with legislators to pass a well designed financial transaction tax, the Robin Hood Tax. It's a win-win for the economy. Higher revenues would result in more funds for social insurance programs and much-needed public investments.
Justice System For All
I will sponsor legislation to end the cash bond system that keeps low-income individuals incarcerated for minor offenses and lacking the financial stability to post bond. I will push the legalization of Cannabis at the state level, not just for the economic benefits, but to reject the failed drug war in our neighborhoods. I will commit to funding programs to repair the communities destroyed by these outdated laws. I will tirelessly advocate increasing protection for immigrants, with no loopholes or carveouts to allow ICE to terrorize our neighbors and separate families.