I want to go to the City-County Building to lift families up and be your voice. Read more about my priorities below.
Our city should be attracting employers that foster inclusive growth for our city. We must invest in job readiness programs while focusing on removing the small barriers to employment that stop people from finding success in the workforce.
As we aim to curb violent crime, public safety has to be the first priority for our city. We need to be open to new strategies that are proactive and focus on the core issues. Policing isn't the only solution, but we do need to continue to make sure our officers are properly equipped and supported by our city.
It is unacceptable that Northeast Indianapolis is not connecting to IndyGo. I will be a strong advocate for route expansion into Lawrence, Oaklandon and Geist. I will also fight for express routes from our community directly into downtown Indianapolis and to the far west side where there are so many logistics jobs.
Repairing Our Infrastructure
We need to increase our infrastructure investment in lower income communities to ensure that the streets there are just as safe as our wealthy communities. For some, a blown tire is an annoying inconvenience, but for many families in Indy, a blown tire can be the event that sinks an entire month’s budget.
Indianapolis has some of the highest childcare costs in the country. We need a solution so that parents have reliable, safe childcare options and are able to work hard and move their families forward. We’re losing out on large portions of our potential workforce when families don’t have access to childcare.
Protecting Mothers & Their Families
Indianapolis is in the middle of a crisis. Our city has an incredibly high maternal and infant mortality rate. We are not doing enough to take care of new mothers. Everyone deserves responsive postnatal care. I will make the lives of mothers and their children a priority.