Why I’m Running

Every day we’re hearing about more things coming out of the Trump administration that in the past were unthinkable. This is our reality now. Instead of worrying about whether our kids will eventually get into a good college or find a good job we’re worried about whether we’re going to enter into a new world war. We’re worried about our neighbors and our friends, those…

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A Letter to Conservatives

Dear conservative friends and neighbors, I am not your enemy. I am not a socialist or a communist. I am not for taking your money to give to someone else. You work hard for what you earn, and you deserve a good return on your investment from the taxes you pay. We have made a pact to collectively pay for things that we cannot achieve…

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Well Regulated

I’m completely crestfallen to have to express my sorrow yet again over the tragic loss of life in a mass shooting, this time in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Enough. Let me be clear. I recognize and support the right to bear arms as enshrined in our country’s constitution. However, I believe some 2nd Amendment advocates willingly choose to ignore the full text of that amendment: “A well…

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NYC Attack

Yesterday’s terrorist attack in New York once again displays how vulnerable we are to persons willing to do anything to spread their ideology of hate. I cannot fully express the sadness that I feel for the victims and their families. No one should have to experience what they are experiencing. We need to protect ourselves against extremism, but we must not use this as an…

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Protecting the Right to Protest

The First Amendment explicitly protects freedom of speech and freedom of expression. Taking a knee during the National Anthem to protest police violence against minorities and the system that protects police officers from the consequences of their actions is a right guaranteed to all Americans by our Constitution. It is not disrespectful to question your government when you believe that it is unjust in the…

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DACA is Only the First Step

I know it sounds cliche, but it’s true. We are a nation of immigrants. From the time of our founding, this country has been a place of refuge for people fleeing from persecution. Some of the founders of our Republic, most notably, Alexander Hamilton were from other countries. Our shores have been open to anyone fleeing persecution or seeking a better life in a place…

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