As the daughter of a public employee, I recognize the important role of unions in providing workers with a pathway to the middle class. I stand committed to the principles of organized labor, including fair labor standards, a livable wage, the right to organize and collectively bargain, and economic security for working families.
As a beneficiary of public education, I am committed to high quality, affordable education for all New Yorkers. I support fully funding public schools, increased funding for public colleges and universities, and continued funding for the Excelsior Scholarship.
I believe health care is a right of all citizens, not a privilege of the wealthy. I support a woman’s right to make reproductive health choices, and I would seek to find ways to reduce the cost of prescription drugs.
Quality of life
I will fight to bring state dollars to initiatives that will improve the quality of life in Amherst,Williamsville, and Pendleton, including improvements to local infrastructure, the preservation of green space, funding for senior services, and tackling the opioid crisis.
All eligible voters should be able to vote conveniently, fairly, and without intimidation. I support efforts to expand voting rights in New York State, including early voting, voting by mail, same-day voter registration, and registration portability within New York State.
I believe we must be responsible stewards of the environment and preserve our resources for the generations to follow. I would support initiatives to increase our reliance on and development of renewable energy, to protect our water sources, and to combat the effects of climate change.