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Issues

Congress has forgotten their purpose, they have lost their way, and the people of California and America are paying the price for it. Congress is more concerned with fighting amongst each other that even obvious problems aren’t being solved. Common-sense solutions are discarded, and our lives and futures are being placed at risk because career politicians would rather campaign as someone “resisting” than as problem solvers working for the good of our country.

When our “Founding Fathers” met as the Continental Congress, to determine the fate of the 13 colonies, they all came from different backgrounds, religions, and political ideologies. Yet in those tense congressional sessions, they put their differences aside, listened to one another, and as a result, declared our independence, creating the foundation to build the nation we have today.

This should be the spirit of today’s Congress.

Opioid Crisis 

Our current representatives are not doing enough in our district or in our country to get a handle on this epidemic. The toxic drug “Fentanyl” is flooding our streets and killing Americans. People are playing Russian Roulette when they illegally obtain Opioids off the street, they don’t know if they’re getting deadly Fentanyl. Too many of our children, family, friends, and community have died and I personally know people who have died or lost loved ones to this deadly drug. Congress has not acted effectively. 

Jobs and the Economy 

Government doesn’t create jobs, but while good policies can encourage job creation and economic growth, bad policies can scare those things away.  Today, California is bleeding jobs to states that offer lower taxes and less regulation. Our Congresswoman should be fighting for policies that will spur growth and bring more jobs to our part of the state, but instead is supporting massive expansions of the regulatory state and increases in government spending that places our current economic growth at risk. As a black woman and a small business owner, I understand the importance of having opportunities available to the entire community. I’ll support infrastructure policies needed for small businesses and industry, to increase and support business growth which increase’s job growth.

Border Security / Illegal Immigration 

The most glaring example of how dysfunctional Congress is can be seen on our southern border, where hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens are streaming across the border, overwhelming our nation’s ability to process, identify, track, or even care for them. This lawlessness is exposing us to long-eliminated diseases and other threats, placing our health at risk and our most economically vulnerable at risk from job loss or the eventual insolvency that will follow attempts to provide our new illegal population with taxpayer funded benefits. It is time to secure the border once and for all so that we can pursue an intelligent and humane immigration policy that puts the best interests of our nation first.

Education

Failing schools can permanently handicap the children they are supposed to be setting up for success. We need to expand the education options available to parents so they can pick the best school for their child, and we need to ensure that local districts have the resources and control they need to evolve, improve, and deliver quality educations to their students.

Taxes 

The tax burden in California is too high and it is taking a toll, yet career politicians want to keep raising them to fund all of the great new ideas and Green New Deals they have in mind. I oppose efforts to increase taxes and will fight for the families and taxpayers of this district and state.

National Defense & Our Veterans 

I come from a family with a long history of military service, including a dad who served in Vietnam, so taking care of the men and women who have served us has long been important to me. I’m proud to have been involved with veteran support groups and will always make veterans and defense of this nation my top priority. That means giving our military the tools and weapons it needs to fight, win, and come home quickly.