FRANCES’S POLICY STANCES

Learn who Frances is, why she is running, and her plan for the district.

BUILD BRIDGES, NOT WALLS

I will fight to end family separation and the unconscionable incarceration of innocent children.

  • Restore DACA   
  • End the Muslim Ban    
  • Create a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers and other hardworking immigrants
  • Protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers
  • Use border funding to provide the resources, tools, and technology to crack down on human and weapons trafficking
  • Invest massively in our roads, bridges and sidewalks to improve national security
PROSPER THROUGH PEACE

I am committed to a foreign policy that emphasizes smarter, sustainable solutions.

  • Nuclear disarmament
  • Humanitarian aid over military intervention
  • End our involvement in senseless wars
  • Protect the right to peaceful protest and dissention
  • Reallocate excess military spending into economic stimulus packages, job programs, infrastructure development, cybersecurity, and better care for our veterans
HEALTHCARE AND HOUSING

No one should suffer from lack of access to shelter, medical care, or mental health resources. I strongly support

  • Medicare-for-All and will tackle the racial and gender disparities that plague our healthcare system
  • Universal access to mental health care and dental health care
  • Oversight and regulation of mortgage lenders to stop predatory lending
  • National Rent Control and tax rebates for landlords who invest in repairs
  • The right to access an affordable eviction lawyer
  • A Homes Guarantee plan that builds millions of units of social housing
  • Improving our foster care & family court system
EMPOWERING THE WORKING CLASS

We need an economy that works for working families, not just Wall Street. That is why I will work hard to implement measures that address systemic income inequality including

  • A $15 Federal minimum wage that is tied to inflation
  • Strengthened protections for gig workers and unions
  • A robust national jobs-for-all program
  • Closing corporate tax loopholes and offshore tax havens
  • Regulating payday lenders
  • A wealth tax on fortunes over $50 million
GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION

It’s time for Congress to do its job and pass comprehensive gun violence prevention legislation.

  • Close gun purchase loopholes
  • Mandate universal background checks
  • Support gun safety technologies
  • Ban assault-style weapons
  • Reinstate the Domestic Terrorism Task Force to counteract violence-inciting hate groups
  • Keep weapons out of the hands of domestic abusers
DON’T CAGE, ENGAGE

Our criminal justice system is deeply flawed and in dire need of reform. It is time to make a change and

  • End the War on Drugs & over-policing of communities of color
  • Federally legalize marijuana
  • Decriminalize Sex Work
  • Eliminate private prisons, mass incarceration and solitary confinement
  • End cash bail
  • Abolish the death penalty, and replace these pernicious policies with rehabilitation programs for inmates
  • Fund re-entry support for transitioning convicts
  • Support community outreach initiatives to engage at-risk youth
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL

We’re at a critical point in our struggle for equality, and the only way we’ll win is together. As a queer, woman of color, I recognize the right of ALL citizens to live and love freely. That is why I will

  • Fight to pass the Equal Rights Amendment
  • Champion womens’ right to reproductive autonomy
  • Demand an end to the rape kit backlog
  • Support disability rights and reform income penalization of SSI benefits
  • Move to require deescalation and sensitivity training for all federal employees and contractors
  • Collaborate on legislation that provides the LGBTQ+ community with comprehensive protections from personal, professional and medical discrimination
COMBAT THE CLIMATE CRISIS

From families and forests devastated by wildfires, to colossal hurricanes and mass extinctions, there has never been a more urgent time to take action on climate change. I will advocate for

  • Re-entering the Paris Agreement
  • A Green New Deal centered on frontline communities
  • Investment in clean energy
  • Transition to 100% renewable energy by 2035
  • Innovative transportation infrastructure that creates thousands of new jobs
  • Robust enforcement of clean air and water standards
  • Holding corporate polluters accountable for cleanup costs
EDUCATION

Education is fundamental to our economic future, and that future falters when students and teachers are forced to bear crushing costs. To correct this, I will put my efforts towards

  • Expanding student loan debt forgiveness programs and refinancing options
  • Providing free public college and affordable housing for students
  • Creating programs that provide financial aid to students wishing to attend private college in exchange for civil service
  • Diverting federal funds to close the teacher pay gap
  • Increasing federal trade skill programs
  • Strengthening K-12 curriculums
  • Universal access to pre-K and affordable childcare
  • Increased federal funding for academic research
CHALLENGE POLITICAL CORRUPTION

Our political system is plagued by corruption. Only by removing money’s influence over Congress and empowering more voters can this be changed. To that end, I will fight to

  • Restore, uphold, and enforce the Voting Rights Act
  • Make voter registration automatic
  • Overturn Citizens United
  • Mandate public disclosure of dark money donations
  • Instate publicly financed elections
  • Eliminate the revolving door for Congressional lobbyists

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