Issues

The Environment

  • Supports the move to 100% clean, renewable energy
  • Supports the proper clean-up process for York County’s coal ash sites and the minimization of environmental impacts to our waterways
  • Opposes the gas pipelines that are to be built through Virginia
  • Opposes offshore drilling
  • Supports the protection of the Chesapeake Bay

 

Education

  • Supports universal pre-K to give 3 and 4 year olds a head start before kindergarten
  • Supports the public school system and adequate teacher pay
  • Supports the replacement of abstinence-only education with comprehensive sex education in schools
  • Supports student loan borrower protections and increased oversight of for-profit colleges
  • Supports free community college

 

Healthcare

  • Supports a statewide public option for insurance
  • Supports 12 weeks of paid family leave
  • Supports finding solutions to end the opioid epidemic
  • Supports increased funding for mental health treatment and awareness
  • Supports the access to free contraception and birth control
  • Supported the expansion of Medicaid that provides healthcare to an additional 400,000 Virginians

 

The Economy

  • Supports an increase of the state minimum wage
  • Supports the I-64 road widening project from Williamsburg to Richmond
  • Supports the importance of small business in our community
  • Supports the worker’s right to unionize for better pay and working conditions
  • Supports the local government’s legislative agendas for York County and James City County

 

Social Justice

  • Supports the ratification of an amendment to the Virginia constitution to end political and racial gerrymandering in Virginia
  • Supports the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in the Virginia constitution
  • Supports ending the harmful and dangerous practice of conversion therapy
  • Supports gender and LGBT equality

 

Criminal Justice

  • Supports the legalization of marijuana, ending the war on drugs, which disproportionately affects minority populations and wastes taxpayer money
  • Supports the end of the “school to prison pipeline” and the referral of students to law enforcement for behavioral issues in the classroom
  • Supports commonsense gun safety legislation that will protect families

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