Demilitarize the Police. Reparations. Reallocate Police Funding to Social Services.

Black Lives Matter

Manuel Ellis. Said Joquin. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. Tony McDade. Sandra Bland. Trayvon Martin. We must say their names, and we must stop police killings of Black Americans for good. As your Congresswoman, I will fight to:

  • Reallocate police funding to social services.
  • Demilitarize the police.
  • End the abandonment of Black communities by the government and invest in healthcare, housing, education, clean water, healthy food in food deserts, and a clean environment.
  • Restore the Voting Rights Act.
  • Enact reparations, which are a debt owed that has never been paid. This should be accompanied by a national, moral reckoning with and acknowledgement of our past.
  • End redlining — which has a shameful history in Tacoma — and other forms of housing racism that still exist.
  • End voter disenfranchisement, restoring the right to vote to the 1 in 13 African-Americans who have had the ability to vote removed by a felony confiction.
  • Make Election Day a national holiday, so it is easier to vote for millions more people.
  • End voter suppression and gerrymandering.
  • Increase federal funding to Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).