Issues

EDUCATION FOR ALL

· Champion to keep our rural public schools open and financially viable
· Develop a new funding formula for our public schools
· Manage school health insurance and OPEB (Other Post Employment Benefit) Costs
· Fully fund public schools including transportation costs

FOOD AND CLEAN ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL

· Support farmers and agriculture through grants, cooperatives, and initiatives for sales, distribution, and accessibility
· Protect and augment SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and HIP (Healthy Incentives Program)
· Protect and clean our soil, water, and air through meaningful conservation
· Promote clean, renewable energy, particularly solar
· Promote solar through DPU reform, grid modernization, electricity storage, and removal of net metering caps

INFRASTRUCTURE AND ECONOMY FOR ALL

· Ensure completion of last-mile broadband
· Enhance road and bridge funding
· Expand dual-use solar for local farms and businesses
· Harness creative funding and planning for small businesses

HEALTHCARE AND HUMAN SERVICES FOR ALL

· Advocate for single-payer healthcare
· Increase funding for local health centers
· Enhance local services for addiction
· Strengthen services for seniors and aging in place

WOMEN'S RIGHTS AND EQUALITY

· Drive efforts to close the gender pay gap through legislation including raising the minimum wage to $15 and Paid Family and Medical Leave
· Protect and expand reproductive rights, services, and access
· Enhance women's general healthcare services and access
· Increase services to prevent and respond to domestic violence
· Initiate efforts to prevent and respond to sex discrimination and sexual harassment and abuse

CIVIL, HUMAN, AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOR ALL

· Continue to champion civil, human, and constitutional rights
· Reform our criminal justice system and mass incarceration
· Protect the rights of immigrants
· Defend the rights and equality of LGBTQIA individuals
· Uphold and maintain our constitutional rights