CHAMPIONING SOCIAL JUSTICE
As stated in the United States Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal[.]” Indeed, all people are created equal regardless of their race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or religion. I celebrate this ideal while recognizing that there are inequalities that need to be remedied.
I maintain an ongoing commitment to social justice and standing up for the underserved and the unheard. To reap the benefits of diversity, Michigan must fight discrimination by breaking down barriers based on race, color, national origin, creed, economic circumstance, sex, religion, philosophy, language, marital status, sexual orientation and gender identification or expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental disability –– or any other characteristic irrelevant to ability. Michigan must instill a spirit of cooperation between cities, suburbs, and rural communities to build an inclusive society at all levels. I am committed to building these relationships and bridging the gap across political aisles to create a more equitable society. Here are some key stances:
Reproductive Freedom: I support the right of a woman to make reproductive medical decisions about her own body in consultation with her medical provider, without governmental prohibitions or burdensome restrictions.
Pay Equity: Frequently, women are still paid less than their male counterparts for the same work. I support equal access to employment and pay for women.
Law Enforcement Training: I support law enforcement training programs, which educate officers on the constitutional rights of immigrants to avoid civil rights violations and expensive civil rights lawsuits.