State Senate District 10
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What, if any, specific steps will you take to address inequalities facing women in our state?
What should our state do over the long term to ensure healthcare access for all?
In building a vibrant economy in our state, would you emphasize reforming tax policies, addressing income inequality, or something else?
What steps, if any, should be taken to curb gun violence in our state?
What kinds of policies, if any, will you pursue to promote social and racial justice in our state?
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Inequality exists for women throughout society. In some cases, government has the power to create equalizing change, in others it does not. I'm interested in working on pay equity and policies that increase women's participation at all levels of leadership. I'm also interested in eliminating women-specific health costs by increasing access to affordable high quality women's healthcare. In the end, creating gender equality benefits all Nevadans, not just women.
We need to invest at all levels of the healthcare chain - from increasing opportunities for medical training and practice to lowering costs for patients. This means looking at outcome data to capitalize on what we do well and holes in the system to see where we need to invest. Short term, we need to ensure Medicaid is properly funded and leveraging its power as the state's largest healthcare provider. Longterm, we need a new framework for healthcare delivery that localizes control and ensures the needs of our diverse population are met.
We need to look at creating as many opportunities as possible for corporations and workers to thrive in Nevada. Workers need access to job training and quality jobs. We need to put resources into protecting our world-class hospitality jobs and training Nevadans for the jobs of the future in sectors like clean energy. Corporations benefit from our business friendly tax system. However, our current tax framework doesn't adequately fund the needs of our state, especially public education and social services. So, I believe it's worth examining Nevada's tax policies to see where we can raise revenue and properly fund our state.
Gun violence affects our entire state. Communities are devastated when lives are loss to unnecessary deaths. We need a robust approach that addresses all facets of gun safety. We should enact background checks on private gun sales, ban the sale of bump stocks and similar devices, ensure law enforcement is made aware of gun owners that may be a threat to others, give municipalities that understand their communities control of gun laws, and focus on gun safety training in schools.
I believe racial justice starts with confronting systematic racism through honest conversations and education. I want to facilitate dialogue throughout Nevada on how racial inequality is embedded into our society and what we can do to fix it. On the policy front some ideas are having strong workplace protections for racial discrimination, ensuring access to high quality education regardless of a student's zip code, creating economic opportunities for minority workers.
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