Carolyn on Health Care

Health care is an acute crisis. We need affordable, quality health care for all. Our health care system costs significantly more per capita than any other country in the developed world—and the destruction of the Affordable Care Act has real consequences for our community. Reforming our health care system is a pocketbook issue, a moral issue, and an issue of democratic accountability.

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Carolyn on Gun Violence

We have lost our way as a country with respect to gun policy and it must stop now. As a mother, I keenly feel the grief of parents who have lost their children – all our children from Parkland to Orlando, from Sandy Hook to Las Vegas - and responses such as “arming our teachers” or in any way inviting more guns into our schools is sickening. We must ban bump stocks, restrict civilian access to military style assault weapons, restrict access to high capacity magazines, and make sure we have universal, comprehensive background checks, closing the gun show loophole.

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Carolyn on Equity

Equity means freedom from bias, or in other words, equality of access to basic opportunities.

Every child deserves access to a world class education regardless of zip code. That includes good pre-K options that provide the learning foundation for opportunities later in life. 

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Jane Gimian
Carolyn on The Environment

Just as we judge prior generations for their failure to recognize human rights - I think that future generations will judge us for our failure to address the environment and climate change. I have a 6 year old son and I’ve started to think about what his future is going to look like.

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Jane Gimian
Carolyn on Veterans & Military Families

From a young age, my parents instilled the value of service as a key factor in my life, something I’ve never forgotten. My grandfather served in World War II, and one of our close family friends growing up was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for 8 years. I am grateful to them and to all veterans who decided to give back and serve their country.

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Jake Best
Carolyn on LGBTQ+ Rights

In the past 10 years, our country has taken immense steps forward to ensure equal rights for members of our LGBTQ+ communities. I am proud to have worked for Senator Ron Wyden when he became one of the first members of congress to come out in favor of marriage equality. 

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Jake Best