No employer should be allowed to fire somebody for being trans, gay, bi, lesbian, queer, questioning, asexual, or intersex. Currently, in Texas and dozens of other states, this is still legal.
The minimum wage must increase to $15 per hour nationwide, and that must include the tipped minimum wage. There must also be a cost of living increase assessed every five years.
There is nothing "Islamic" about Terrorism. Radical Jihadism is a critical issue worldwide. Far more people are killed by domestic terrorism than Radical Jihadism in the U.S.
As a nation that prides itself on the freedom of religion, we must do our utmost to stop Islamophobia and to support our Muslim neighbors as well as other brown people targeted by Islamophobia. Brown places of worship, such as mosques, gurdwaras, and Hindu temples are all too often targeted by xenophobic and Islamophobic domestic terrorists. All Americans have a right to feel safe in their places of worship.
For too long The 9-11 Authorization for Use of Military Force has served as an excuse for excessive military engagement without due processes.The people need a voice through congressional approval.
I am a strong supporter of DACA and the DREAM Act which grant pathways to legal residency for undocumented migrants. These people who were brought in as children grew up in the United States and are as American as any other child who grew up here.
Obamacare is the most successful law to date for providing access to healthcare. Until a single-payer solution is drafted, Obamacare must not be repealed.
The government needs to do more to protect patients from predatory practices. We need more regulations to ensure that patient’s dollars are spent on safe and effective treatments for them.
Public healthcare is good for business because it shifts the burden away from companies. We pay the highest prices in the world for medications and medical devices. A public option will increase our bargaining power, streamline doctors visits and make lifesaving medication more affordable.
We need more taxes on the wealthiest 10% of Americans and more tax brackets to more fairly distribute the tax burden.This will allow us to fund public projects which put more money back in the economy.