|Racial Justice and Police Reform
|Reproductive and Sexual Healthcare
|More Coming Soon
Campaign Finance Reform
We all agree there are many issues. Healthcare accessibility and costs are crushing me, but for you it may be affordable quality childcare, taxes, environment, gun safety, tuition, discrimination or infrastructure. The list goes on and on and it is baffling to constantly hear that we are the richest county in the history of the world and yet most of us struggle and live paycheck to paycheck. How can that be? Read more
Finally, something we all agree on. Nearly every study, survey and poll indicate overwhelming support for term limits in Congress. So why hasn’t this changed? It’s because the lawmakers in power want to stay right where they are. Read more
Racial Justice and Police Reform
The struggle for racial justice in the United States is far from over. In 2020, both the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the Black community much harder than anyone else. In addition, the ongoing systemic racism of the United States justice system continues to take the lives of Black Americans while denying their right to due process. Read more
New Jersey has the highest effective property tax rate in the country. The median property tax bill is in excess of $7,400.Can property taxes go down? I say yes. Read more
New Jersey has the most expensive public health care system in the nation. Some projections indicate that next year’s Affordable Care Act premiums could increase by 40%, most of which will be paid for by our tax dollars. We will also see soaring premium increases across the board as the insurance industry seeks to recoup losses due to COVID-19. So will health insurance companies, which yielded net profits of 28 billion dollars just two years ago, increase the cost of healthcare when we need it most? Of course they will! Read more
Reproductive and Sexual Healthcare
No one “likes” abortion and while I will always support a women’s right to choose, I believe the best approach for unwanted pregnancies should be proactive rather than reactive. As a young woman, my healthcare insurance did not provide for contraceptives so I went to Planned Parenthood for my birth control. It was affordable and kept me safe from unwanted pregnancies. I believe all citizens should have access to birth control and Medicare for All should include this valuable coverage along with STI treatment and contraceptives.
While I understand and respect different viewpoints on this issue, I want to be clear that as a US Senator, I will not vote to confirm any federal judges who will take away a woman’s right to abortion. I will also advocate for legislation that protects this right.
Firearms are not for everyone. My only experience with a firearm was when I fired a shotgun as a teenager. It bucked back and I got a nasty bruise on my shoulder, but I did hit the target. That experience summarizes how I feel about guns. While on the one hand, I understand and respect that we have a Second Amendment right to bear arms in order to protect ourselves and property and that there are many Americans who do enjoy gun related activities such as hunting and collection. On the other hand, from mass shootings to suicides, our lack of common-sense legislation regarding guns leads to so much preventable injury and death. More than 100,000 Americans are either killed or injured every year due to gun violence and more than half of those deaths are suicides. We need regulations to prevent military style weaponry from being used for mass murder and policies that work to prevent Americans with mental illness from taking their own lives. Read more