Every person deserves a life of security, dignity, happiness and wellness. As your Congresswoman, I will work tirelessly to promote these ideals because I believe in an America that is fair, competitive and collaborative.
I value the power of small businesses in our communities.
The World Economic Forum estimates that the increase in technology in our world will “give rise to a job market increasingly segregated into “low-skill/low-pay” and “high-skill/high-pay” segments, which in turn will lead to an increase in social tensions”.
Are we using our resources wisely to make sure we are prepared for a sustainable future for our community?
I am the only candidate with both private and public sector experience. We cannot afford to ignore what’s coming because we do not understand it. I recognize we are a community with excellent human and capital resources and intend to protect what we have while making space for our children to be able to compete in an environment we simply haven’t seen before.
Our economy must make dollars and sense by being more inclusive of women, using all of our knowledge across generations, being actively conscious of culture, and providing new ways to inspire innovation and invention.
I value the use of collective resources in a responsible way that serves all of us, not just the ones who have access. Throughout history, the communities that have been able to figure out how to use collective impact are the ones who set new standards for the rest of the world. District 22 is the epicenter of this vision for Texas, and it deserves to have representation that understands the complexities.
Healthcare is a basic human right. The Affordable Care Act has an opportunity to be competitive by establishing a public option.
I value our collective ability to hold government accountable for our health, safety, and access to innovation. How will we actually get this done? Why is it so important right now?
The World Economic Forum recognizes the disruption in our markets due to emerging technology and innovation in medicine. Governments have a responsibility to make sure access and use of these products and services are fair, safe, and accessible to everyone. We must have representation that is accountable to its people. “Ultimately, the ability of government systems and public authorities to adapt will determine their survival. If they prove capable of embracing a world of disruptive change, subjecting their structures to the levels of transparency and efficiency that will enable them to maintain their competitive edge, they will endure. If they cannot evolve, they will face increasing trouble.”
What does this mean? It means that the conversation about healthcare affordability, safety, and access in America is one that we must mandate our government representatives get right. It means we may not see the stability in the market our forefathers had. It means we are in a new day with new issues and we have to make decisions that meet new needs. It means you have the obligation to send a person to represent you who understands healthcare access, delivery, and policy from the inside-out.
I value a community that leads the charge to think about its future in a way that is inclusive, strategic, and secure. If we can get out of party politics for a moment and think about outcomes, we’ll see that the only way we can have a sustainable future is to invest everything we have into preserving our history and protecting our children.
The U.S. economy is built on innovation, invention, supply and demand. We must always remain ahead of our ability to create new products and services and produce them based on the demand. Education is the place in our society that is intended to give our children the space to learn how to develop and maintain these skills in a competitive way. While communities are responsible for implementing the outcomes, our government must be accountable for safe and modern access of education to all Americans.
District 22 has the strength of a vital workforce. Let’s behave with a sustainable future in mind by investing in debt-free access to higher education so our children can get to the work at hand.
There is no denying that climate change plagues all of us as a people, especially as Texans rebuild from Hurricane Harvey. Climate change has increased the intensity and frequency of storms like Harvey; has resulted in crop failure; melting of the permafrost and forest fires like we’ve never seen before. The good news is we know how to slow it down, even stop it.
Texas needs to diversify its energy investment. We are currently leading the nation in wind energy - our topography and independent electric grid allows us to do so. We need to work hand in hand with our allies in the oil and gas industry to use their infrastructure to continue the development of wind energy.
America’s foundation is built on immigrants. Our strength, success and security depend on immigrants who continue to build our great nation. Any good, honest immigration reform must reflect the values of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, who come to America for a better life.
In America, we do not hold the child responsible for the crimes of their parents. We must support a clean Dream Act which ensures that ‘Dreamers’ who were brought to the United States as children and have made this country their home are provided an immediate path to citizenship. We must encourage and facilitate family reunification and invest in those who believe in the American Dream and want to contribute to our country.
Texas has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the developed world. Being home to the world’s most prestigious Medical Center, this is unacceptable. We must ensure that women have access to affordable and quality healthcare, which includes the right to choose, access to birth control and emergency contraception. I stand behind Planned Parenthood, not only because it provides these services, but several others including testing and treating sexually transmitted infections, pap smears, cancer screenings and wellness exams for both women and men.
I believe that a woman’s healthcare decisions should only be between her and her doctor, PERIOD.