Important Issues

Economy

Its the Economy, Stupid!

The economy touches us all, some more than others, but it affects every South Jersey voter. The combination of technology, globalization and tax policy have combined to increase compensation and wealth for people at the top. CEO’s, entrepreneurs, high paid celebrities and athletes benefit while blue collar workers suffer from depressed wages.

We have to have an economy that works for all of us. (Read more…)

Healthcare

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

The single-most-effective best way to reduce the number of abortions performed in the United States is to decrease the number of abortions requested – and the single-most-effective way to achieve that goal is to provide women with reliable access to birth control and women’s health services.

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!
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Police Reform

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.
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Voting Rights

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

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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?
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Infrastructure

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…)

Veterans’ Affairs

Thank you for your service

Our veterans put their lives on the line to serve us. But when they return from the military and re-enter civilian life, too often the transition is not a smooth one. It’s time for us to serve them better! (Read more…)

Legalize Marijuana

Marijuana is legal in NJ – right?

Yes … and no. The amendment to the NJ State Constitution legalizing the recreational use, cultivation, processing and retail sale of marijuana for persons age 21 and older took effect on January 1, 2021. While additional state-regulatory details are still being finalized by the NJ legislature, however, at the Federal level, marijuana remains classified as a Schedule 1 narcotic – the very same classifications as drugs like heroin and methamphetamines.

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…)

COVID Relief

COVID relief

Has COVID affected you? Did it take the life of someone you care about or perhaps make you sick, maybe even turn you into a long-hauler? Did you lose your job? Did you lose your sanity? Did you lose your health insurance.? Do you need help? (Read more…)

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