Fight COVID-19 Pandemic
We need to beat this pandemic once and for all. The most vulnerable Americans need to be kept safe. I propose that we develop a 15-minute COVID-19 test that has a cost of $5.00. Millions of these tests will be produced and distributed. This will allow for our economy and our schools to safely reopen.
Jobs and the Economy
The government doesn’t create jobs, but while good policies can encourage job creation and economic growth, bad policies can eliminate jobs. The pandemic has caused our economy to lose millions of jobs. The Democrats and my opponent under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi have blocked the latest stimulus package which we NEED here in Ventura County. I will fight for CA-26 to get another stimulus bill passed. The Democrats on Capitol Hill are playing politics as usual and this is hurting families here in CA-26. 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 increases job growth. We have to get all the lost jobs back!
Support Law Enforcement AND Fight for Racial Equality
I believe we can do both! I support the police and all law enforcement. They maintain our civil society and keep us safe. Who else are you going to call when somebody is breaking into your home at 2 am? Police budgets should be increased or at the very minimum, fully funded. Departments around this nation need to hire more qualified police officers, get better training and have the best equipment possible. Reducing police on the streets or defunding the police is not an option. Some communities may have a negative view of the police, and we need to invest more in these areas. Better police outreach programs and recruitment training will improve community relations.
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.
Border Security / Immigration Reform
The most glaring example of how dysfunctional Congress can be is seen on our southern border. The inflow of people overwhelms our nation’s ability to process, identify, track, or even care for them. This lawlessness is exposing us to COVID-19, long-eliminated diseases, and other threats that place our most vulnerable at risk. It also causes job loss due to the eventual insolvency from the taxpayer-funded subsidies provided to our new illegal population. 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. Congress needs to step up.