On the Issues
Invest in Our Public Schools
Our schools need vast improvements, but our Legislators keep trying to divert funding to private schools instead of fully funding our public schools. This breaks the contract we made with our communities to provide them with high-quality public education for everyone. Meanwhile, hardworking teachers spend money out of their own pockets for school supplies. It’s time to help struggling schools, give teachers the raise they deserve, and invest in school security. Together, we can embrace the diversity and strength of a public school system that works for every child.
Grow our Economy and Keep Taxes Low
Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy and play a critical role in our community. We need to invest in small businesses to provide more opportunities to entrepreneurs and working people alike. If we’re smart, we can keep taxes low while making sure our economy provides opportunities for everyone.
Fund New Infrastructure Projects
We all depend on reliable highways, bridges, and roads, but Florida does not offer proper funding to transportation and infrastructure projects that would benefit residents and visitors. In South Florida, our public transportation remains unreliable and we face some of the worst traffic congestion in the country. Investing in our infrastructure can create jobs and transform our community, making roads safer, reducing traffic, and keeping our water clean.
Combat Climate Change
We know South Florida is ground zero for the effects of climate change, and if we don’t work to mitigate those impacts, our community will face major impacts on our way of life. We need to invest in climate mitigation by addressing salt water intrusion, raising sea walls, fortifying our neighborhoods, and reducing our carbon footprint.
Protect our Communities from Gun Violence
Those without a criminal or mental health history should be able to own a gun. That right is protected by the 2nd Amendment. But people across Florida are dying of gun violence, and we need to keep our communities safe. That means passing common-sense reforms like universal background checks for guns and ammunition, an assault weapons ban, and an end to the gun show loophole.
South Florida faces an affordability crisis. People who have lived here for generations are being priced out of their homes, and too many people can’t afford basic healthcare. Yet each year, the Legislature votes to raid funds designated for affordable housing and fails to guarantee healthcare for all Floridians. We need to make critical investments in housing and healthcare so that people can afford to live in our community without worrying about keeping their homes or paying their medical bills.