Jen’s platform puts the working families of Rhode Island before special interests and the ultra-wealthy. In partnership with the Rhode Island Political Cooperative, she has included several policy papers on education, healthcare, a living wage, and more.
Healthcare is a human right, not a way for insurance companies to get rich. Single-payer healthcare will improve health outcomes, save Rhode Islanders money, and guarantee a woman’s right to choose.
The bottom 20% of Rhode Islanders pay a higher proportion of their income in state and local taxes than the top 1%. That’s wrong. It’s time that corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share.
Affordable Housing for All
Affordable, stable housing is the bedrock of strong communities. We need statewide rent control so that tenants are not forced to leave their homes when they don’t want to. We also need to invest in affordable, safe, public housing, and tell big developers that our neighborhoods are not for sale.
Many of the most powerful politicians in the General Assembly refuse to work for the people of our state because their reelection campaigns are funded by wealthy donors and lobbyists. We’ll impose sharp limits on donations to political candidates and parties, and implement public campaign financing to finally get money out of our state’s politics.
$19 Minimum Wage
In the richest country on earth, no one should be stuck working for poverty wages. We’ll pass a $19 minimum wage that will automatically increase each year to keep up with inflation.
Quality Public Education
Every child has the right to a quality education, no matter the ZIP code they were born in. We’ll increase school funding to fix our broken education system that leaves so many children in Rhode Island behind. We’ll also provide tuition-free public colleges.
Green New Deal
Climate change threatens our homes, our lives, and our economy. We need a just transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030 that prioritizes working people and frontline communities.