Change doesn’t happen in isolation. Our community is better together. I insist on a leadership model that consists of solidarity, redistribution and equal opportunity.
As a proud member of the community of District 20 my policy priorities reflect these values and transform support for all Virginians into action through government policy and advocacy.
I grew up around gang violence and drug dealers, and I know the issues that lawful gun owners face when protecting themselves against crime. While serving in the Navy, I learned about firearm safety and saw how responsible gun use is achieved through proper regulation and training.
Now as a parent, I’m experiencing the fear of sending my children to school or to a friend’s house where guns might be present. Volunteering with Moms Demand Action has been a way to help fight for firearm safety. As your senator I will continue to fight to prevent gun violence. I support:
As someone who was a teen mom as well as an active duty member of the military, I understand the importance of supporting everyone’s right to choose what they do with their own bodies and to access safe family planning services. I’ll fight for these rights for all Virginians, including:
Virginians are facing tough choices due to rising costs of food, housing and everyday essentials. At the same time, unemployment impacts many across the state who struggle to get assistance finding work or starting their own business. As your advocate I will support creating a more affordable Virginia with economic opportunity for all by:
Education provided me with opportunities to make a difference in my family and my community. I will work to support giving the children of Virginia these opportunities for a bright future by:
LGBTQ+ Virginians are valued neighbors, loved ones, and members of our communities, and they deserve to be protected. That means making sure every person in Virginia can live and love without fear. I support:
Health care is human care. As a parent who has a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder, I’ve seen first-hand how tough it can be to access safe, affordable medical care even with insurance. I believe that no one should choose between their health, their child’s health, or a paycheck. I’ll fight for all Virginians by working towards:
As a child I witnessed first-hand how drug addiction impacted families and led to incarceration. I understand that just because someone suffers from addiction and makes bad decisions doesn’t mean that long-term incarceration is the best solution. I will work to help those incarcerated and their families and communities by:
One in eight Virginia residents is an immigrant and one in nine residents is a native-born U.S. citizen with at least one immigrant parent. Immigrants account for 13% of Virginia’s population, pay billions in taxes, add billions to the economy as consumers, and generate almost $2 billion in annual business revenue as entrepreneurs. As a daughter of immigrants I support a thriving immigrant community by:
More than 1 in 5 Virginians lives with a disability. I believe we can all support more inclusive state and community programs. Some areas I will focus on include: