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Our Platform

Healthcare

I believe healthcare is a human right.

No one should be denied access especially due to race, zip code, or bank account. For the last 20 years, the healthcare system has gone through a myriad of changes. While Delaware has made some state-wide strides in healthcare we still have challenges. These are some of the priority issues for our campaign:

  • Increase the income level for more people to have access to Medicaid  also known as a Medicaid buy-in (we can do Universal healthcare on a state level)
  • Implement Bundled payment for all payers
  • Prescription prices (increase the senior drug assistance program) DE prescription assistance program
  • Regulating PBMs (Pharmacy benefit management) which are companies that administer the prescription drug programs of health insurance plans.  PBMs now play an outsize role in determining not only what medications patients can access but also how much patients, pharmacies, and health plans pay for those drugs.

Child Care & Education

I believe in quality education for all.

Delaware schools consistently rank much lower than surrounding states and the quality of a community’s schools is central to any family’s aspirations. This fact makes Delaware less likely for families to choose to live and raise their children.

  • Raise the income threshold to qualify for Purchase of Care for families
  • Increase the reimbursement amount that daycare/pre k providers receive 
  • Funding Universal Pre-K
  • Reform our school funding system by moving away from the antiquated methods of referendums and student counts and base support on student needs.

Road Safety

I believe in safe communities.

People want to feel safe in their communities, let their children play outside without worrying about a car running them down and have intersections made for both walkers and pedestrians. Delaware is one of America’s deadliest states for pedestrians.

  • Work with police and Deldot on implementing traffic calming practices
  • Support speeding cameras in neighborhoods whose civic associations or other bodies request
  • Secure funding and planning for more safe walking & biking paths throughout the district

Government Transparency & Accountability

I believe in transparency and accountability.

According to the Center for Public Integrity Delaware receives grade F and ranks 48th across the US. I find this unacceptable and believe wherever our tax dollars are spent we should have access to those records barring extreme circumstances.

  • Would support the passing of a Delaware “Sunshine law” copied from Florida
    • This law would ensure that  we have access to the public records of government bodies in Delaware. Public records include all documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, films, sound recordings, data processing software, or other material, regardless of physical form or characteristics, or means of transmission made or received pursuant to law to ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by any agency.  
  • Amending the Law Enforcement Bill of Rights making all misconduct records available to the public and establishing a fair and trusting process for Community review boards.

Gun Safety

I believe in common-sense gun regulations.

 

  • Support funding well-run community intervention programs that includes a collective, grassroots, and preventative approach to reducing gun violence.
  • Push for common-sense gun regulations like safe storage, implementing a permit to purchase law, and reducing firearm capacity.

The Environment

I believe in making the world a better place.

Because Delaware’s economy relies heavily on chemical manufacturing, including pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, and plastics, it is sometimes referred to as the Chemical Capital of the World. WE have one of the highest cancer rates in the nation. 

  • Restricting dangerous chemicals and flame retardants from things such as furniture, mattresses, carpets, and children’s clothes
  • Holding corporations accountable for poisoning our water & soil both financially & criminally.
  • Increase funding to DNREC and reorganize to see it actually protects our environment.
  • Move to 100% renewables by 2050 by maintaining and expanding the solar carveout to bring more manufacturing jobs to Delaware and create a comprehensive plan for clean energy and clean transportation that takes input from the groups most affected.

Criminal Justice System Reform

I believe in criminal justice system reform

 

  • Building up a robust reentry program to set up previously incarcerated individuals for success to positively contribute to society once they served their time
  • Getting rid of fines & fees which are only barriers for those who come from lower-income households
  • Repealing Law Enforcements Bill Of Rights and creating policies that build trust between the community and law enforcement by creating transparency and accountability for misconduct.

Women's Issues

I believe in women's rights.

 

  • Fight for the right of every woman to make all decisions regarding her healthcare 
  • Enabling Nurse Practitioners and Physicians assistants working in the  women’s healthcare field to provide both prescriptive and surgical abortion under DE’s law
  • Creating policies to reduce a income gap between genders such as enforcing equitable pay and abolishing increased costs for things like car insurance

Election Reform

I believe in voter access.

 

  • Easy accessibility for everyone  to vote
  • Access to all donor information of a campaign
  • Publicly funded campaigns

We should all live in a just and equitable society.

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