Social isolation due to COVID exacerbated an existing crisis in mental health. I’ll fight to invest in mental health services, hold health insurance companies accountable for not covering adequate care, and ensure access for youth, adults and seniors.
Young people are suffering from the disruption of their education. I’ll prioritize social-emotional health and vocational technical education. I’ll fight for universal childcare and a curriculum that includes the arts, civics, and financial literacy.
We need to invest in women-owned local businesses and expand access for women to good-paying trade and tech jobs. I’ll secure grants for small businesses, and cut unnecessary government regulations that harm entrepreneurs.
We need to improve police-community relations, focus on crime prevention, and create a safe community for everyone. We need to rein in health care costs, including prescription drug prices.
We need stable rent and affordable homeownership, and to transition unhoused individuals to supportive housing. I’ll secure funds to curb senior property tax increases and provide quality affordable long-term and in-home care.
Our community is at extreme risk of flooding. We need to keep the Merrimack River clean, hold polluters accountable, and electrify our buildings. I’ll work to make LRTA bus service fare-free and expand hours and frequency to save money and create good-paying jobs.