LD 29 Priorities

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Education

Arizona’s children deserve to have the same opportunities regardless of where they reside.

As a single mother of five, I place a high value on the education my kids receive. I was a strong opponent of the decision to cut the budget in education and voted against the bad education budget for 2015.

Women’s Rights

Equal pay for equal work and a woman’s right to make her own health reproductive decisions are among my top priorities. I am an Arizona List and Planned Parenthood endorsed candidate, committed to fighting for a woman’s right to choose what to do with her own body.

Equal Rights

Equality is not only essential but absolutely critical to move Arizona forward. Government shouldn’t have a say who can love whom. Discrimination creates division; unity is what is needed. As the mother of a transgender daughter,  I have been a vocal supporter of non-discrimination ordinances throughout the state of Arizona, and I am endorsed by Equality Arizona.

Prison Reform

This issue is near and dear to my heart, as my son was recently released from prison. My family’s journey with him through our flawed criminal justice system inspired me to found my own nonprofit, the Arizona Guidance Organization, which provides resources and assistance to the families of the incarcerated. I am a strong advocate of Ban the Box legislation, and am currently participating in the drafting of a bill that will make strides to solve these complex problems and provide solutions for Arizona families.