Policies


EDUCATION

  • PreK-12

o   Provide competitive step increases and raises for teachers

o   Commit state funds for the partial construction costs of new buildings

o   Increase mental health services to lower the counselor: student ratio to 1: 225

  • Higher Education

o   Invest in vocational training and apprenticeship programs

o   Increase state support for public universities to make higher education affordable

o   Forgive debt for Virginians who serve the public


ECONOMY & INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Find sensible solutions to increase I-81 safety

  • Train Virginians with the skills needed for today’s jobs in healthcare, manufacturing, trades, public safety, and teaching

  • Support programs that help all Virginians find meaningful employment


PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH

  • De-stigmatize mental health care and expand treatment facilities

  • Provide job protections for medical appointments and medical leave

  • Advocate for single payer healthcare, paid sick leave, copay reductions, and medical cost containment


EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION

  • Advocate for fair wages and benefits.

  • Fairly compensate public employees

  • Expand family and parental leave


COMMONSENSE GUN REFORM

  • Require background checks for all gun purchases

  • Expand gun violence prevention and gun safety programs

  • Examine a waiting period for handgun purchases


EQUALITY

  • Pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

  • Expand access to Broadband

  • Support and defend the rights of disenfranchised communities

 


CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

  • Decrease mass incarceration

  • Expand programs to re-integrate rehabilitated into society

  • Restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated citizens who have completed their sentences


VOTING RIGHTS

  • Expand early voting options

  • Explore automatic registration and same-day voting registration

  • End gerrymandering