In Alexandria’s short time in congress, she has held powerful people accountable on the House floor and played a key role in building a mass movement to end climate change with a Green New Deal. At home, she has stood time and again with immigrant communities against the Trump administration’s bigotry and secured crucial funding for community initiatives.
A Better World is Possible
This year, we’ve experienced the disastrous consequences of disconnected leadership that fails to meet the needs of everyday people and responds to our systemic crises by leaving everyone to fend for themselves. We’ve tried their way and it doesn’t work. Our community has proven that we are stronger together. We are stronger when we look out for each other. We are better off when we reject racism, cynicism and hate. Our future is brighter when we commit to healthcare as a human right, unprecedented climate action and the creation of millions of good dignified jobs. A better world is possible. We just need to choose it.
With working families struggling and our planet under threat, we can’t just wait around for progressive change. It’s time for us to act.
Our campaign is fighting for a powerful set of policies that will reshape our economy, minimize inequality and reverse the effects of climate change. Through a Green New Deal, we will eliminate our greenhouse gas emissions and guarantee a high-wage job to everyone who wants one. And we’re not stopping there—our platform calls for federal limits on rent increases, transformative criminal justice reform, Medicare for All and tuition-free public college.
The time for half measures is over. We need solutions that are big enough to match the crises we face.
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What We Stand For
Medicare For All
Our broken healthcare system made this novel coronavirus exceptionally crippling. Now, because our health insurance is tied to our job, over 30 million Americans are facing not only unemployment but losing their health insurance too. As we begin to reopen, we have to ask ourselves what our new normal should look like. If you lose your job, you shouldn’t lose your healthcare too. And if you get sick, you shouldn’t be put under a mountain of debt. Medicare for All guarantees healthcare to everyone, curbs costs, and improves long-term health.
Housing As a Human Right
Alexandria believes housing is a human right. As a result of COVID-19, millions are facing the anxiety of eviction or foreclosure, but government leaders have done little - due in part to the outsized influence of large landlords and the real estate industry. To emerge from this pandemic and lay the foundation for future housing stability, we need to refocus housing policy to protect current occupants, repair public housing, and build new affordable housing.
Real Public Safety
Instead of investing in mass incarceration, we need to invest in the most vulnerable members of our society.
Honor in Immigration
Undocumented individuals fill so many of the essential jobs that kept this country running during COVID-19. It is past time to make them full members of the country they call their home and abolish ICE.
Green New Deal
With our country facing the greatest levels of unemployment since the Great Depression, the plan to create millions of quality, high-wage jobs has never been more important. We must take action to stave off another global crisis and address unemployment, now.
Elevate Public Education
Our schools should never be on the chopping block, even when budgets are tight. Now is the time to strengthen our education system and make it more affordable to all, so that students are prepared for jobs in a post-COVID economy.
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