Public education in Arizona has been systematically defunded over the last decade. We are over $1 billion dollars short of our 2008 funding level. That is unacceptable. The current children of Arizona deserve to have the same opportunities to succeed as previous generations. We need to restore the funding to public education and treat our teachers and school personnel with the respect and honor that their profession deserves. Our future economy depends on our investment in public education today.
Women deserve bodily autonomy and the ability to make their own healthcare decisions without government intervention or impositions. I also fully support the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
We need to restore and protect the civil rights for our communities of color, women, LGBTQ, and individuals with disabilities.
We spend too much time and energy yelling at each other along partisan lines and not enough time trying to figure out the root cause of our disagreement. If we take the time to breakdown arguments and find common ground, we can begin to solve the problems facing Arizona.