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.
Environmental Justice and
Bold Climate Action
We all deserve access to clean air and safe communities for our families to thrive. However, our neighbors in the 37th district disproportionately experience air and water pollution and proximity to hazardous waste. This is what happens when communities of color and communities with low incomes are excluded from decision-making. I believe that by centering the experiences of those most impacted, we can reverse these effects, build a resilient economy, and take bold action to address climate change. I will champion:
Regulating those responsible for emissions: Corporate polluters must be held accountable for dramatically cutting emissions and adopting green energy practices.
Investing in a green economy and just transition: We need to move from an extractive economy to one that invests in the long-term health and well-being of our people and planet. By centering those most impacted by our climate crisis, we can put communities to work through green jobs, while protecting our state’s valuable forests, waterways, and unique ecosystems.
Investing in clean electricity and transit-oriented community development: Our investments in high-density public and affordable housing must be smartly paired with clean transit-oriented development that will employ neighbors while cutting emissions.