When we have more voices like you and me at the table, we have more of an opportunity to effect change.
Immigrating to this country at 12, I know how it feels to be marginalized. Becoming a single mother at 19, I know what it’s like struggling to make ends meet. Serving people whose shoes I’ve walked in and our community for 20 years, I understand the real and systemic barriers to opportunity.
I want to serve as your state representative to create opportunity for you, me, and everyone in the 37th district.
COVID-19 Response and Recovery
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and compounded the real inequities that many people in our district face every day. Seniors, people of color, immigrants and refugees, Indigenous people, LGBTQ, persons with disabilities, single-mother-led households, and children disproportionately bear the burden. We need to remember that the foundation of our economy is people – not the stock market or corporate profits. I will champion:
Ensuring the necessary supportive services: This pandemic has shown that a job loss or health crisis can happen to any of us. Our state must invest in supportive services rooted in trust and dignity to keep people safe, housed, and able to meet their basic needs.
Recognizing essential workers with direct support: We have to build policies, such as disaster pay and a Worker Relief Fund for essential workers who cannot access unemployment benefits.
Protecting small businesses: We must ensure local businesses have the support they need, such as loan guarantees, to weather this economic crisis.
Strengthening protections to keep people housed: This includes a moratorium on evictions and foreclosure relief and mitigation during this pandemic.