I come from a family of educators. We believe that education can be the most powerful tool to help mold our future leaders. Yet, Texas ranks 40th nationally in per-student funding. Underfunding our public schools hurts our children, teachers and our community. We need to invest in the future of our student’s education. Every child should have a good, quality education no matter their upbringing, zip code or family income. Send me to Austin to champion for fully funded public schools and quality Pre-K. Send me to Austin to fight for your family.
Too many Texans still do not have access to health care. I have seen firsthand in my own family how gaps in medical coverage can lead to life-threatening health problems. Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Legislature have refused to expand Medicaid, which means that over a million Texans are going without health insurance. It is fiscally irresponsible not to expand Medicaid. I believe that all Texans should be able to earn paid sick time at their job so that they can stay home to care for themselves or a sick child. I helped found Working Texans for Paid Sick Time, a campaign that won earn paid sick time for all workers in Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin. Send me to Austin to fight for Medicaid expansion and affordable, accessible healthcare for all Texans.
I have had experience as both a nonprofit employer and small business owner. I am a Business Director and part-owner of RE: site Studio, a fast-growing public art business that I helped build with my husband, Norman Lee. As an advocate for good, safe jobs, I prioritize smart public policy that helps working families and spurs economic growth and entrepreneurship. Texans need good, safe jobs that help families thrive.