Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

As a woman who has been the object of discrimination and prejudice, I have been and will continue to be an advocate for all people. As a longtime Christian, I am a proponent of protecting the right to practice various faiths. I also support the LGBTQ community and will work toward reducing the discrimination this community receives in Indiana. To do this, I support creating…

Safe Schools

I want to create a safe learning environment for all children, especially those in Indiana’s 6th District. Instituting legislation that requires there to be metal detectors and video cameras in all schools will aid in doing so. These security measures will protect against potential threats within schools and ensure that both children and teachers feel safe. Having the presence of safety resource officers in all…

Agriculture

I support Indiana’s 6th District farmers and support efforts that will help them keep and improve their livelihoods. I believe that protecting the environment and farming go hand and hand. I will fight for legislation that reduces the harmful effects of fossil fuels on the citizens of Indiana and promotes sustainable living. The increased use of renewable fuels will not only help the environment but…

Infrastructure

Creating a better infrastructure is a cause that will benefit everyone in Indiana’s 6th District. Improving our roads will save average citizens money every year and provide construction jobs to Hoosiers. I believe we should efficiently take advantage of federal money received to make the most feasible improvements to our state’s infrastructure. All Hoosiers deserve to be able to drive on roads that are safe…

Women’s Reproductive Rights

Every woman should have access to reproductive health services, including safe and legal abortion. Choice has been under attack since Roe v. Wade was won in 1973. I support a woman’s right to make her own decisions regarding her body and will work to protect access to services that will aid her in doing so. This is of the utmost importance in ensuring the safety…

Combating the Opioid Crisis

Indiana’s 6th District contains some of the most at-risk counties in Indiana for opioid overdose. I will hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for their targeting of physicians in an effort to profit by selling an unnecessary amount of addictive prescription opioids by supporting lawsuits that have been brought against them from the state of Indiana. Though the number of opioids circulating in the country has been…

Healthcare Access

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) (2010) led to more than 23 million people gaining health coverage in the United States. With the recent efforts of the Republican party to repeal the ACA there is now an even greater urgency to create a more expansive approach to healthcare. While passing the ACA was a monumental feat, I believe that it can be improved upon. Currently, Indiana…