Elected Experience: Progressive Caucus Board Member, Bernie Delegate, PTA; President UP Soccer.
Appointments: Social Action (SA) Chair, SA State Coordinator, Regional SA
Committee Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Liaison to the Governor (IL)
Other Professional Experience: Counseling, military PTSD,
children, families; Adjunct Professor - Chemical Dependency. Small business,
NonProfit owner created many opportunities for employment for people considered
Education: Human Services Certification B.A. Evergreen State
College; M.A. Psychology - MFT. Business Administration, Management, Computers,
Service: I-1600, Believer, Lobbying
elected officials locally and DC. DV, homelessness, methanol, LNG. Children
services, eradicating sex trafficking, school district, Sheriffs Academy
Statement: Single payer Healthcare is the critical issue currently
facing America. We need elected officials willing to follow the will of the
people by representing the 99% and overturning Citizens United. Let's give our
innovators opportunities to succeed in today's job market, tomorrow's economy
without unyielding college debt. Every child, every ZIP code deserves a great
education, with free or affordable college. I support equal pay for equal work,
government jobs guarantee, investments in green infrastructure, clean
environment and apprenticeship programs through strong unions, small business
creation, retraining the labor force, especially injured workers. Our middle class and working poor need
prevailing wages now with cost of living adjustments, and tax breaks for small
businesses to offset pay increases.
We must break down barriers and face the realities that racism, fascism, fear,
and Constitutional Amendments allow for segregation, discrimination, and police
brutality. Focusing on criminal justice reform, the 13th Amendment, Voting
rights Act, and gun laws that protect people and protects 2nd Amendment is
paramount. We need a fair immigration reform bill equal for all immigrants that
protects DACA, women, children, and seniors.
We do not need another housing crisis, banks and
businesses too big to fail or lobbyists writing legislation. We need a new
Glass Stegall Act, government transparency and accountability. Trickledown
economics has failed the 99%.
As a wife of a Vietnam veteran, mother of three sons; two having served or
currently serving, I understand the true cost of war, who benefits and who does
not. Let's address our overwhelming homeless population of veterans and
civilians with long-term solutions, not Band-Aids.
From advocating for children to defending human rights around the world, I
understand many issues. I will stand with the people and serve you with honor
and integrity in Congress. I ask for your vote.