Issues We Face

My experience as a Psychiatric Registered Nurse and a Public Health Nurse taught me that a deep investment in public health and mental health can solve it all.

 

In two of California’s largest cities, Los Angeles and San Francisco, more mental health care is received in jail than in outpatient clinics. In Alameda County, people are being held in jail and being institutionalized in hospitals and sub-acute facilities because of insufficient public mental health treatment options. These decisions and lack of funding for adequate public health and mental health have deep and lasting impacts on our community.

 

That's why I’m running for Assembly to focus on the following policy priorities:

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Deeply Affordable Housing

Our community needs more funding for the development of housing that is actually affordable for working families.

Healthcare

As a nurse, I have seen firsthand the inequities in our healthcare system, which is why I am a strong supporter of a single payer healthcare system.

Fully Funded Public Education

As a legislator, I will work to reverse long standing educational inequities by developing policies that direct resources to underfunded schools in majority BIPOC and working-class neighborhoods.

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Environment, Climate Justice, and the Green New Deal

The need to act ambitiously on climate is urgent, and I will advocate for broad policies to ensure sustainable communities, including clean air and water, and a broad investment in renewable jobs and energy sources for a just transition away from fossil fuels.

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Living Wage Jobs

As the Vice President of Organizing for SEIU 1021, I fight everyday for the rights of all workers. As a legislator, I will write policy to tackle income inequality by ensuring all workers have dignity, fair pay, and basic workplace protections.

Housing for All

Our unhoused neighbors deserve dignity, respect, and our commitment to getting them the services and housing they need to survive and thrive.

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Re-imagining Public Safety

I have seen firsthand how people who need psychiatric treatment are often incarcerated rather than provided with community-based outpatient care.

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Immigration

No one should be left out of our community. I will advocate for comprehensive protections for Californians who are undocumented because I care about the well-being of our entire community.

Reproductive Freedom

All people - regardless of their immigration status, economic status, or sexual and gender identity - deserve access to reproductive healthcare, including affordable fertility treatments, access to abortion care, birth control, paid parental leave, and protections from pregnancy discrimination. 

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Transit Equity

Public transportation provides critical connections to jobs, health care, grocery stores, and other essential services.

LGBTQ+ Issues

As a legislator, I will champion policies that advance strong protections for our LGBTQ+ communities.

Racial Justice

As a state legislator, I will champion bold policies to promote racial justice and equity to ensure that all Californians, particularly BIPOC communities, have everything they need to thrive.