ON THE ISSUES
Combat drought and rising utility bills with smart water policies and green energy jobs.
I’m prepared to tackle the water and climate crisis that threatens Southern Arizona’s future. I’ve devoted my professional career to these issues and am proud of my record working across the aisle on the Colorado Drought Contingency Plan when I served in the Arizona legislature. I will fight for our fair share of the Colorado River while encouraging better management of our water across the West. I will fight for Arizona to continue becoming a clean energy leader – providing good-paying jobs and lower utility bills for Arizonans, and tangible progress in reducing the climate crisis.
Reduce prescription drug costs and expand access to affordable health care, including mental health services
Health care is a right, not a privilege. Too many people still don’t have access to affordable quality health care, from clinics to specialists, a problem that is particularly acute in our rural communities. Prescription drug prices continue to rise and demand for mental health services far outstrips supply, especially for so many young people. We must continue to expand health care access, expand Medicare’s ability to negotiate for lower drug prices, and provide insurance parity for mental health services.
Fight for our fundamental freedom to make our own reproductive health care decisions
The attacks on abortion access and reproductive health care here in Arizona and across our country are attacks on our fundamental freedom as Americans to make our own health care decisions. The impacts are devastating to women, to families, and to health care professionals. As a mom, I am deeply saddened that my daughter is growing up with less rights than I had. As a state legislator, I fought to protect reproductive rights. In Congress, I will hold Republican anti-choice extremists like my opponent accountable, and fight for the right to choose when, where, and how to grow a family.
Strengthen Social Security and Medicare and protect Veteran's Benefits
I’m running to protect Social Security and Medicare and follow through with our commitment to provide quality health care to our veterans who have given so much to make us and our nation safe. Earned benefits like Social Security and Medicare should not only be protected, but strengthened for future generations. As your representative in Congress, I will fight them every step of the way to guarantee the future of these programs.
Secure our Southern border and reform our broken immigration system.
A secure border is fundamental to the security of any nation and must be a priority for our federal enforcement agencies. Manpower, technology and security at our ports of entry constitute the most effective deterrent to the drug smuggling and human trafficking that terrorize our border communities. Washington has failed Arizona. I will fight to ensure we have a secure, fair, orderly and humane process at the border.
Support common sense gun safety laws to protect our kids
No parent should ever experience the terror and powerlessness that comes with knowing your child is potentially in an active shooter situation. I've been through it — and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. With universal background checks, red flag laws, a ban on assault weapons, and an end to the gun show loophole, we can fight back against the epidemic of gun violence rocking our country.