Israeli / Palestinian Conflict
My Support for J-Street and Its Human Rights Advocacy
The horror of Russia’s assault on Ukraine’s cities and the human suffering it’s causing has pushed Middle East violence off the front page – for now. As if on cue, three separate attacks by individual Palestinian gunmen in the past week have killed 11 Israelis in a surge of violence that’s likely to boil-over once again as the Spring holidays of Passover, Ramadan and Easter are upon us.
Lone wolf attacks like last week’s killings of innocent Israeli citizens (Read more…)
The Economy Must Work for All!
We have to have an economy that works for all of us. (Read more…)
Climate change the existential threat
Climate change is an indisputable global emergency. We have no time to waste in taking action to protect Americans’ lives and futures. If we’re willing to accept the scientific evidence and meet the challenge of saving our planet, we can also create a thriving, equitable, and globally-competitive clean energy economy that puts American workers and communities first and leaves no one behind.
Americans Deserve High-Quality, Affordable Health Care
The United States, the wealthiest nation in the history of civilization, ranks dead last among the West’s 11 highest-per-capita income countries as the worst-performing nation in terms of delivering health care to its population.
This is unacceptable. We can – and must – do better.
I’ll fight to expand Medicare coverage by lowering the eligibility age to 55, expand the range and scope of health services offered — and fight for legislation that will allow the Federal government to negotiate lower prescription drug prices. This will offer new and or more affordable health care coverage to all New Jersey residents. (Read more…)
Women’s Reproductive Rights
Women’s Health & Reproductive Rights - No Forced Pregnancy
Being forced to carry a pregnancy to term can never be acceptable. The decision to have a child, is among the most profound and personal choices imaginable; if a woman chooses to terminate a pregnancy, it is and must always remain her choice – not the government’s!
Reform Police– Don’t Defund
Police reform can’t be achieved by “defunding” – instead, we must retool our approach to criminal justice, impose accountability and reprioritize spending.
I fully support the police, appreciate the difficulties and sacrifices of the occupation and am grateful for the protection they provide our communities every day. I also believe that it is time for meaningful police reform in America.
Meaningful reform will require the adoption of national standards of police accreditation, a national registry of police misconduct, and the forging of permanent working relationships with mental health experts in close collaborations with our local communities and civic organizations. HR 1280 – the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act will do just that.
Our democracy works best when everyone has a voice and a vote
The stability of American Democracy is under threat like no other time in our nation’s storied 245-year history. In response, HR 1, The For the People Act is historic legislation that responds to the twin crises now confronting us: the “Big Lie’s” ongoing attacks on our democratic institutions manifested by the January 6th assault on the Capitol and the subsequent flood of voter suppression bills across the country — and the urgent, imperative demand for racial justice.
I strongly support HR1, The For the People Act of 2021 and will fight in Congress to ensure that our exemplary American tradition of conducting free, fair and inclusive elections. A summary of HR 1, the For the People Act can be found below. (Read more…)
LGBTQ Rights Are Human Rights
All Americans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, must be treated equally under the law. Fairness and equality are core American values, and it is time we finally fully end discrimination against LGBTQ Americans.”
This is a quote from the current Representative of NJs 2nd District and I could not agree more!
Why, then, did he vote against the Equality Act?
New Jersey’s crumbling infrastructure means we can no longer afford to do nothing!
Now is the time for Democrats and Republicans to find common ground and get infrastructure legislation passed. I will fight to get the funding needed to fix the deteriorating South Jersey infrastructure that impedes our ability to compete in an increasingly global marketplace.
If we are serious about achieving an infrastructure system fit for the future, critical steps must be taken, beginning with increased, long-term, consistent investment. The improvements to the quality of life that result from reduced travel time, cleaner water, better access to health care and recreation, or safer streets are shared broadly among us all. Investments in infrastructure will grow our local economy, create good-paying jobs, and make New Jersey’s economy more sustainable, resilient, and just. (Read more…)
Thank you for your service
Marijuana is legal in NJ – right?
I believe that recreational marijuana should be removed from the Federal criminal legal system and carefully regulated for adult use, with equity, social justice, and community reinvestment at the core. (Read more…)