Drug addiction is everyone’s problem. Overcoming addiction requires a comprehensive, approach that includes changes in education, healthcare systems, and law enforcement.
Congress has passed legislation that seeks to remove the provisions and intent set out by the Americans with Disabilities Act. As a veteran and a champion of disability rights I will fight to make sure that all places of public accommodation are accessible. Americans with disabilities must have equal access to our country’s civic and economic life.
As a veteran, I understand the biggest threats to American democracy, and I have seen what it takes to defeat it. Nothing is more important to me than the safety and security of this nation and our people.
Expanding public education to include universal preschool and making colleges affordable is essential to keeping America competitive in the global economy. We need to diversify our higher educational options, make those options
accessible to all, and provide the solid foundation that is needed for economic advancement in today’s digital world.
Climate change threatens our economy, our national security, our health, and our future. In Washington, I pledge to make sure New Jersey and America lead the way toward a cleaner and healthier tomorrow.
America leads the world in gun violence and we must take sensible action to address it. We can respect the rights of responsible gun owners while keeping our communities safe.
Equal access to health care is a public good. Americans are over-paying for care and prices are skyrocketing. I support working in a bi-partisan manner towards a medicare-for-all healthcare system (similar to the system I was afforded in the active duty military) that will be less expensive, more efficient, and more effective than the system.
New Jersey is facing a housing crisis. Housing prices are too high for working families to afford and lower income housing is not available. The Fair Housing Act out to be enforced and New Jersey citizens need tax relief.
We are a nation of immigrants. Our motto, “E Pluribus Unum,” is sacred to me. Our diverse workforce, bringing talent and fresh ideas from every corner of the globe, is what has made our country the best and the most successful in the world, so it’s no
wonder that so many seek a better future in the United States. America’s immigration system is broken and I will always welcome immigrants, but also support fair policies and effective rules to ensure U.S. citizens are prospering.
Labor unions helped build America’s working class, and organized labor remains critical to fulfilling America’s basic bargain: If you work hard and do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. We need to strengthen and protect America’s workforce by investing in union labor ensuring New Jersey contracts go to New Jersey workers. No one working full time should be struggling to meet basics needs and people shouldn’t need to work 2-3 jobs to get ahead.
Too many businesses and too many people are leaving Central New Jersey because it is too expensive to live here, working families can’t get ahead,and it is too hard to run a small business.
No American should be treated differently because of who they love. I support full federal equality for LGBT Americans because gay rights are human rights.
Too many Americans are not able to access quality mental health care which has led not only to the tragedy of lost lives and livelihoods. We need to make mental and behavioral health care a priority—on par with physical health care—and end shame and social
Enjoying the shore is a birthright for all New Jerseyans and an engine of our local economy. Hurricane Sandy devastated our region and that is why we must work with federal authorities not only to rebuild, but to effectively plan and prepare for the future
to create a more resilient Jersey Shore.
America’s Promise can only be fully realized when opportunity and equality exists for all people. Unfortunately, systemic racism persists in our culture, creating barriers that hold people of color back, preventing them from achieving their full potential.
As a former small business owner, I understand the challenges involved with starting and maintaining a small business in America.
I respect those who wear the uniform and are sworn to protect. Unfortunately, the bonds of trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve have never been more fragile. New strategies are needed to ensure a safety and more security for all.
Central NJ is located between the two major markets of New York and Philadelphia. Within the State, CD-4 stretches from the state capital to the shore. I’ve watched businesses and residents suffer due to a crumbling and antiquated mass transit system.
By supporting veterans and our troops, we strengthen our military, our economy, and our country.