Women’s Healthcare & Reproductive rights
The Ohio Legislature has taken away women’s rights and reproductive freedom with anti-abortion bills. Reproductive health is a human right, a woman’s right to carry is personal and private between her and her physician. Many cases of abortion are medically necessary due to life threatening situations to the mother or child. No-one but families have the right to make decisions regarding a women’s right to choose.
Families First: Sustainable Living Wages
Sustainable living wages helps us meet our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. We recognize that social and economic resources are necessary. Americans deserve more than a decent living; they deserve a decent life.
Safe & Thriving Communities
Current federal law only requires licensed gun dealers to conduct background checks on guns sales. I believe that background checks should be required on all gun sales.What is troubling for victims of domestic abuse, is that domestic abusers are five times more likely to kill their victims when they have access to firearms. Guns magnify power and control used by abusers to inflict emotional abuse.
“The gun lobby peddles the false and dangerous idea that the solution to preventing gun violence in schools is arming teachers, in reality, an untrained armed teacher introduces new dangers to student safety. On average, more than 110 Americans are shot and killed everyday and twice that many are wounded. Gun violence affects every community. 58% of American adults report they, or someone they care for, have experienced gun violence in their lifetime.” It is imperative that we address gun violence in all its forms. I plan to fight for safe and thriving communities at all costs.
Roadways & Infrastructure
Roadway and Infrastructure projects are phenomenal investments in maintaining, state, federal and interstate highway systems, increase in efficiency and motorist safety. The infrastructure bill passed was designed to help with more than roads and highways, it includes levees, bridges, ports and airports. All that are all vitally important to our communities. I have been advocating for over a decade in our community for issues that impact everyday people and will take my advocacy to the policy level at the State House.