Equity

The services our city has to offer should be available to everyone. Racial inequity and institutional racism create outcomes that disproportionately affect people of color. Increased homelessness, unemployment, health disparities, and limited access to loans and credit are just some of the issues perpetuated by systematic inequity. Equitable access is the key to mobility. I will work for solutions including robust collaboration between government, educators, financial institutions, housing developers and more. I also want to partner with and fund school to prison pipeline prevention programs. I will address the criminalization of poverty by reducing or eliminating fines and fees related to traffic tickets and minor offenses. I will also work to impose regulations that prevent predatory lending. I will always advocate for equitable systems that address intergenerational poverty, affordability, access to dignified healthcare, high quality education, workforce development and civic engagement.