“There are those who look at things the way they are and ask why … I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”
- Robert Kennedy
LIST OF ISSUES
If elected I will fight to hand government back to the citizens. I believe that the biggest problem in politics is big money and career politicians.
I am against the voucher system and charter schools. I believe that we must fund all public schools in our state equally so that all children get a fair chance to succeed.
Jobs & Economic Prosperity
Simply bringing jobs to Tennessee is not good enough. We need to bring quality employment to Tennessee so that workers are not being forced to work multiple jobs just to survive.
We can seek to better train our workforce so that they are better prepared to take the best jobs. We can seek new job opportunities through clean energy initiatives. No Tennessean can succeed on our current minimum wage. If elected I will seek to raise the minimum wage to a living wage.
Healthcare & The Opioid Crisis
Tennessee ranks among the highest states in opioid use, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. Yet we rank far too low in quality healthcare. Why?
Our state cannot succeed if we are holding back half of the population. Therefore, I believe we need to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. This is something that is long past due. When women are not paid equally then they suffer, families suffer, and our state suffers.
We can also lead the way in ensuring that women receive paid maternity leave. No family should suffer financially because of the birth of a new child.
Additionally, we need to work towards creating work environments where sexual harassment is not tolerated and employees feel safe reporting such matters. It is time that our state takes care of its women.
There is a consensus that the earth’s climate is drastically changing. In recent years we have experienced the damage caused by drought and wildfire. Despite President Trump withdrawing from The Paris Climate Accord, we have witnessed many states and corporations make the decision to continue to abide by the agreement.
I think Tennessee should make the same commitment. We should seek alternative energy sources that will benefit our environment as well as create new job opportunities for Tennesseans. We must seek to protect our environment today, we can no longer wait.