Healthcare

I believe healthcare is a human right. Everyone should have the security that comes with good healthcare, and no one should go broke because they get sick. Republican efforts to dismantle the ACA have driven up the cost of premiums, and resulted in many middle and low-income residents of District 10 losing their coverage. I support universal healthcare. At a minimum, I am committed to fixing the ACA, bringing premiums down, expanding Medicaid for those who have been locked out of the system, protecting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, and lowering the cost of prescription drugs. READ MORE

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Education

The public education system is the bedrock of our democracy. Our children's future depends on their education, and the future of District 10 depends on our children's success. Improving our schools and creating a skilled and educated workforce is key to our communities’ economic health. Republicans have continued to cut public education funds, short-changing our students. Cuts in funding for public schools have reduced teacher salaries and caused difficulty in retaining experienced teachers. Some schools have reduced enrichment classes like art and music. We need to fund our teachers and our schools and create opportunity for our daughters and sons. READ MORE

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Environment

Climate change is science, not fake news. It’s time to stop arguing about whether climate change is real, and get to work on plans to curb one of the most urgent problems of our lifetime. It has created many climate issues, such as the wildfires near Asheville and Lake Lure. The November 2018 National Climate Assessment sent to Congress identified wildfires in Southern Appalachia as one of the main climate-related threats facing our district. It is imperative that we address these environmental issues now. READ MORE

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Economy & Jobs

I believe in a future where everyone who works hard and plays by the rules can succeed. I am committed to preserving and expanding the middle class by insuring a living wage, by creating well-paying jobs, by strengthening demand for all that Western North Carolina has to offer, and by creating an educated and skilled workforce. READ MORE

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Prevent Gun Violence

The Republican Party refuses to enact common sense gun reforms, that a majority of gun owners support, because they are dependent on the NRA for money. I support universal background checks and closing the gun show loopholes. I realize that this isn't about taking away the rights of responsible, law abiding gun-owners. This is about making our country safer and to prevent additional mass shootings. READ MORE

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Social Security

Some people refer to Social Security and Medicare as entitlements and falsely state that people claiming their hard earned benefits as taking advantage of the government. That is simply untrue. Workers pay into the system with each paycheck to create a social safety net. Republicans want to take your Social Security and Medicare money to pay for the tax breaks given to the top 1%. I believe that is wrong. These funds should not be depleted as it only increases the burden on future generations.    READ MORE

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The Rule of Law

I am a mom, a concerned citizen, and an attorney. My love of country and my love of the law go hand and hand. The three branches of government were designed to provide checks and balances to preserve our democracy. If I am elected as your representative, it will be my job to represent you and your concerns and to contribute to bills that will eventually be the law of the land. READ MORE

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Voting Rights

We need independent redistricting because gerrymandering unfairly benefits the party in power. One of the most important rights of American citizens is the right to have a say in who our leaders are and how our government works. Protecting voting rights for all citizens has been long and challenging. I will never stop fighting attempts to suppress our votes and will work for reform that creates accessible, open, and fair elections — a system that ensures that every eligible person can cast a vote and that every lawfully cast vote is counted.  READ MORE

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Veterans

I believe strongly in helping Veterans. I respect those men and women who defend and have defended our country. I will make sure that we are supporting local military families and veterans and help to safeguard that they will receive quick and high-quality care at VA clinics. We also need to increase funding for programs that provide aid for wounded veterans and support programs that help these men and women find jobs once they get home. READ MORE

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Clean Energy

Western North Carolina and NC District 10’s future is linked to the environment and clean energy. Working together we can make our home safer, cleaner, and more energy efficient. I am committed to protecting our land, water, and air.

Clean energy promotes jobs. More gas efficient cars will reduce emissions. READ MORE

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