My mission has always been about extending justice and fairness to all.
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery. Cell phone videos have forced us to confront all-too-frequent police brutality against Black and Brown Americans. What about those whose deaths weren’t captured on video, like Manuel Ellis in Tacoma, Isaiah Obet in Kent, Charleena Lyles in Seattle? They deserve justice too. Beyond physical brutality, what about the racial abuses faced by many Native American, migrant and guest workers in our local communities who are often taken advantage of with wage theft, profiling, and abuse? Our nation is hurting and we demand justice.
I stand with my fellow Americans crying out for an end to inequality and brutality. I believe that change must come from our minds and hearts and extend to our actions, unified in a belief that all people are created equal. We must ask our democracy to live up to this value.
Friends, we must not be silent in the face of injustice.
We must use our privilege to leverage permanent, lasting change. We must fight for the end of systemic and brutal oppression of black and brown people — in our neighborhoods and across our country. It is time to shift mental health care and housing the homeless away from law enforcement, placing it instead under compassionate and effective social services programs.
We are one people, and together we must unite to defend the constitutional rights imperiled by modern politics: democracy, freedom from oppression, and the pursuit of happiness.
As an Island County Commissioner, I fought to increase transparency in the workplace, supported public works contracts to women and minority owned companies, changed hiring practices to inform new hires of union and bargaining rights.
At the state level, I have used my voice to endorse resolutions and legislation supporting Black Lives Matter, condemning extreme violence, suppressing white supremacy, creating hate crime response plans, instituting the $15 minimum wage for all, legally protecting Green Card holders, transgender rights, and tenant protections.
As your representative in Olympia, I will fight tooth and nail for these values of fairness and justice.
True justice is created by leaders with the experience, knowledge, and strong values to make it happen. That’s why I’m running to represent the 10th LD in Olympia.
If you believe, like I do, that a more just and fair state is possible, then I need your support to get to Olympia where I can sponsor and defend bills that can bring meaningful change.
Your help is needed NOW, in whatever capacity you are able to:
- DONATE so that we can win this campaign for justice
- Write a Letter to the Editor
- Host a Virtual Coffee with me (email me!)