I support Medicaid Expansion; My opponent voted to REFUSE expansion of Medicaid, denying benefits to 300,000 Tennesseans. including 25,000 veterans.
I support medical marijuana;My opponent voted to refuse access to medical marijuana, placing the interests of Big Pharma over those who suffer from chemotherapy side-effects, hard to manage epilepsy, and individuals with chronic pain conditions.
I support Medicaid expansionfor increased quality treatment facilities, community education and support for those who have fallen victim to Tennessee’s Opioid epidemic. My opponent seems to view this epidemic as simply a Law and Order issue to be resolved by cracking-down and punishing victims of this epidemic.
I support access to affordable reproductive health care.
Tennessee is 10th in gun violence, 4th for women killed by men, and 1st in child death due to improperly stored guns. Unacceptable!
I supportassuring comprehensive universal background checks for EVERY gun purchase.
I support banning the sale of any new assault weapons in Tennessee.
I supportRed Flag Laws to provide help for those who may cause harm to themselves or others.
I supportthe implementation of safe storage laws.
As a parent with a child in the Sumner County Schools, I know first-hand the challenges facing our students and teachers. Our schools lack the fundamental resources for our students to succeed.
Our teacher salaries are $10,00 less than the national average.
Our failing testing system reduces classroom instruction time and produces unreliable results.
I support increasing teacher pay.
I support increasing the availability of early childhood education programs and expanding after school programs.
I supportadequate resources for our classrooms.
When our young people are prepared to go successfully into trades, careers or college, our entire community benefits economically and socially.