Women’s Rights

All women deserve to have control over their own bodies and their economic futures. But many of the achievements we’ve made for women’s rights in the 20th century — including access to vital medical and social services, and basic workplace protections — are under threat. Reproductive freedom is key to Read more…

Veterans

Our nation has been at war for more than a decade. If we are going to send Americans to war, we have a responsibility to support those soldiers and their families during and after their service. The people and families who sacrifice for our country should never be homeless, without Read more…

Seniors

Millions of older Americans have worked hard and paid into earned benefits programs for decades. Protecting and strengthening Social Security and Medicare means fulfilling the promise our country has made to our elders. This is especially true now. The Trump administration’s 2020 budget proposal aims to cut hundreds of billions Read more…

LGBTQ+

Given the Trump administration’s attacks on LGBTQ+ rights, support for and solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community is more important than ever. Republicans in Congress routinely draft legislation to deny the LGBTQ+ community basic employment, housing, healthcare, and education. This discrimination effects LGBTQ+ people from an early age: youth in this Read more…

Immigration

My parents immigrated to the United States from Egypt for religious freedom and economic opportunity. Their path to citizenship was long, but it was worth it. When the United States balances common-sense security measures with the welcoming spirit embodied in the Statue of Liberty, the new Americans we add to Read more…

Healthcare

More than 56,000 people in our district did not have health insurance in 2017. Those of us lucky enough to have health insurance struggle with monthly payments and emergency costs, even when we’re healthy. When we get sick, insurance companies do whatever they can to profit off our illness. We Read more…

Gun Violence

39,773 Americans were killed by guns in 2017, the highest number in 50 years. Guns kill more adolescents in this country than cancer does. School shootings are routine. Communities of color experience disproportionately high homicide rates. As trauma surgeons across the country have argued so eloquently, gun violence is a Read more…

Environment

Climate change caused mainly by greenhouse gas emissions released by burning fossils fuels threatens the safety of our planet. Southwest Washington is already feeling the effects of a warmer climate: hotter summers, wetter winters, low snowpack, severe droughts, wildfires, salmon die-offs, and toxic algae blooms. Climate change is a danger Read more…

Education

Education is key to individual economic and social mobility, and key to the next generation’s competitiveness in the global economy. Because education is integral to everyone’s pursuit of happiness, we need to give educators and students the support they need. The foundations of learning are built during early childhood. We Read more…

Criminal Justice Reform

Our criminal justice system does not do enough to protect the rights of the people who come into contact with it, especially those from historically marginalized communities. This includes victims of crimes and those who are surveilled, arrested, and incarcerated. Victims of crime must have their rights respected and enforced Read more…