Nearly 1 in 5 Texas children don’t have health insurance (nearly twice the national average), mothers are dying in childbirth or right after at alarming rates, and many Texas families are one medical incident away from a financial emergency.
Medicaid expansion, mental health support, and addiction intervention will provide Texans access to the healthcare they need.
Budget cycle after budget cycle, the Texas Legislature has failed to adequately fund our schools leaving taxpayers to foot the bill.
Shifting the tax burden looks like appraisal reform, local options for freezing property taxes for seniors, and closed corporate property tax loopholes.
Criminal Justice Reform
Texas has the 6th highest state imprisonment rate and growth for incarcerations spending has outpaced growth for education spending significantly in the past 20+ years.
Prioritizing community safety means shifting money and resources from prisons to diversion, treatment, and support services.
Gun Violence Prevention
I was a student in high school when Columbine happened. I remember the shock and horror but also the fear that this could happen in my own community. In 20 years, it seems like nothing has changed except that more and more communities have summered a similar fate.
Gun violence is a public health crisis and must be treated as such, with a robust approach focused on safety and saving lives.
Every Texan deserves equal opportunity and to be treated with respect and dignity. In spite of this, LGBTQ+ Texans have been under attack by state leaders who play politics with people’s lives.
We’ll fight back on attacks on LGBTQ+ Texans and push for true equality in every aspect of society.
Former President Lyndon Johnson said, “the vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice.” Unfortunately…somebody forgot to tell the Texas Legislature.
We need to make it easier for all Texans to vote and have confidence in the electoral process.
Our world’s climates are rapidly changing, and Texas is no exception.
Let’s continue to keep this a big state with bountiful open spaces and diverse ecosystems that we enjoy, and help drive our economy for generations to come.
The State Legislature cannot continually be at odds with city, county, and local elected leaders.
Local leaders are crucial to decision-making for the community and must be brought to the table to find innovative solutions to the pressing problems facing our state and local communities.