Addressing Disparities & Inequalities
“America is a nation of values, founded on the idea that all are created equal. For Wisconsin to move ahead, we must remove all barriers that prevent folks from being able to achieve their dreams.”
All Wisconsinites should have the right to provide for themselves and their families, and to live without fear, regardless of their zip code, color of their skin, where they were born, who they love, or their gender.
Our country’s strength is grounded in our ability to work together, and for each other. Unfortunately, our current systems do not work to the benefit of all. America is a nation of values, founded on the ideal that all are created equal. In order for Wisconsin to move ahead we must remove all barriers that prevent folks from being able to achieve their dreams. Discrimination of any kind is out of line with the values Wisconsinites hold dear. As a State Representative, I have a proven track record of working tirelessly to address the harmful disparities and inequalities in Wisconsin.
Now more than ever, it is imperative that we have dedicated and unapologetic leaders who are unwavered in their resolve to work for all people, and to prioritize those who have been most underrepresented. I am proud to support and work on policies that support marginalized people, and that work towards a more equitable future for all. My campaign prioritizes issues that will improve the lives of all Wisconsinites, while recognizing that communities of color, immigrants & refugees, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ folks, women, and other historically disadvantaged groups, face especially difficult challenges.
In the State Senate, I am ready to roll up my sleeves on day one to continue my work on creating impactful change– addressing the damaging and alarming disparities and inequalities in Wisconsin.
Black Lives Matter
Too many Black lives have been lost and harmed at the hands of bias, prejudice, and racism. I have, and will continue to be, a dedicated ally of the Black Lives Matter movement. I have the track record of working tirelessly to address the harmful disparities and inequities in our state, and have fought for policies that lift up all Wisconsinites. I know that centuries of racism and injustices cannot be quickly fixed by one policy– this work will take intentional change throughout all of our systems.
In the State Senate, I will continue to defend the rights of, and fight equality for, our state’s Black residents, people of color, and other marginalized groups.
Criminal Justice Reform
Our criminal justice system is broken-- Wisconsin is ranked as the worst state for racial disparities & segregation, and we cannot choose to ignore this. It is imperative that we prioritize major reform of our criminal justice system to treat all Wisconsinites with the dignity and equity that they so rightly deserve. Imprisonment should never be the first option in response to crime, yet Wisconsin has the highest incarceration rate in the United States. This is completely unacceptable. As State Representative, I’ve worked hard to install criminal justice reform in Wisconsin, from being a fierce advocate for full cannabis legalization and voice for unlocking the vote– but there is plenty more work to be done.
In the State Senate, I am committed to continuing to pursue real, tangible reforms to our criminal justice system here in Wisconsin.
All Wisconsinites should have the same access and opportunities to earn a living, serve our country, raise a family, receive necessary medical care, take care of the folks that they love, and be safe where they live, work, and play. We need policymakers who will work tirelessly to address the injustices that our LGBTQ+ friends and neighbors continue to face, and who will champion for a more just state. It’s vital that we shape our state to be a place of safety, where all people can love who they love, and all people can reach their dreams– regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
In the State Senate, I will continue to diligently work for and with the LGBTQ+ community.
Our country was founded to be a place of diversity and refuge. In Wisconsin, our greatest strengths come from the variety of identities, experiences, and voices that are woven together to create the fabric of our state. People from all over the world come to the U.S. for better economic opportunities, a safer place to raise their families, and an environment to thrive in diverse communities. The range of cultures and identities is what makes our country so special. As a state, we must honor this legacy, and celebrate our friends and neighbors– no matter where they are from. As State Representative, I have been proud to work on policies that lift up the hardworking immigrants in our state, from in-state tuition and accessible higher education for DREAMers, Driver’s licenses available for all, and many other policies.
In the State Senate, I will continue to be an outspoken advocate for immigrants in our community.
Here in Wisconsin, we continue to see attacks on a woman’s right to choose and reproductive health, and women continue to face unequal pay, higher rates of sexual violence, and many other inequities. In the State Assembly, I have stood against the GOP as they introduced legislation to restrict abortion access, defund Planned Parenthood, & criminalize this fundamental medical right. Further, I have been proud to work on legislation that stands with survivors of sexual violence, fights for equal pay, supports women owned businesses, and more. We need elected leaders who won’t shy away from saying that they stand with women. I am proud to be an ally for women.
In the State Senate, I will continue to advocate for all women in Wisconsin.