Our state was the first in the country to establish a universal long term care program. Implementation was delayed to work out details and problems, but I am proud of the work to address a problem that will affect everyone. I will work hard to create a system that will help families take care of members who need care. Many will have this need.
I support the laws we have passed to ensure that reproductive healthcare is protected, no matter what the supreme court decides. I am against hurting pregnant people by having politicians second guess personal and medical decisions. We have had strong disagreements in our communities and a lot of misinformation around sexual health education in our schools. The law that was targeted by some allows parents to opt out is approved at the local level and has been used for 20 years in some of our schools. Those schools have fewer teen pregnancies. I have had college students tell me they wish they had been taught accurate information about consent, their bodies and health when they were younger. The pandemic revealed the gaps in our public health system. It is important to learn from this and build a resilient system that responds better to the next crisis.