ISSUES

Working to grow our shared values and create positive change for hard-working Missouri families.
Education

Every Missouri child should have access to a free, quality public education, regardless of their zip code.

As a former teacher, I know all too well that Jefferson City Republicans have created poor working conditions for teachers, slashed programs for students, spread misinformation about curriculum, failed to adequately fund public schools, and even gone so far as to sue school districts for keeping students and staff safe during the pandemic.

I will fight against these ridiculous attacks on public education and ensure every Missouri student has access to an accurate, honest education that sets them up for the future and doesn’t shy away from hard truths about our past.

Gun Violence

Missouri has the loosest gun laws in the country. The gun violence epidemic is out of control and has had a devastating impact on our communities and schools. I vow to fight against outlandish bills like the “Make Murder Legal Act”.

I will work to help enact stronger gun laws and close gaps in our system that put all Missourians at risk. I support repealing HB 85, which invalidated all federal gun control laws in the state of Missouri, and expanding necessary background check laws that would keep guns out of the hands of the domestic abusers, terrorists, and others who would do harm to our children.


Equity

Liberty and justice for all is part of our pledge as Americans but we have a long way to go.

Systems, laws, practices, and mindsets continue to deny equal opportunities to all Missourians based on race, religion, social class, gender, sexuality, and creed. Inequities are found in healthcare, education, criminal justice, voting rights, and economics.

As the rest of the country is advancing progressive anti-discrimination laws, Missouri is in danger of being left behind as businesses and people pack up and leave for greener pastures. I will fight to end the practices that made Missouri the first state to receive a travel advisory from the NAACP and I am committed to working to raise all Missourians up and fight efforts that marginalize any group.

Unions and Workers Rights

Unions and working families are under attack. The wage gap is out of control and causing strain on social programs.

It is imperative that we protect our workers by securing their rights to collectively bargain. We must support prevailing wages and reject right-to-work-for-less legislation. We must continue to raise the minimum wage to keep up with inflation and ensure every family has the benefits they need not just to survive, but thrive.

The path to reducing the income gap in this country and reliance on social programs is rooted in raising the wage of workers and restoring the middle class through union protections.