Mural in the Central District

In many ways, racial justice for all is the defining movement of our times. We cannot rest until all people - whether Black, white, Asian, or Indigenous - are free and able to live dignified and secure lives. As a Black woman who grew up in the Central District, racial justice means true justice and freedom for my family as well. I have been an advocate and organizer for over two decades and if I have the honor of serving in Olympia, the important policy objectives I would fight for to reduce racial inequalities in our communities are: 

  • Fully funded, wrap-around mental health care services that meet people where they're at; 
  • Accessible, flexible, and affordable after-school programs for our children; 
  • Addiction services so people have options when they're ready to seek help; 
  • Turning back to the tide of gentrification in the Central District, Chinatown/International District, all the way down the Rainier Valley into Skyway and Renton; 
  • Fair and informed criminal justice reforms that recognize the humanity of our incarcerated community members and increase public safety; and
  • Ending predatory real estate development practices that displace families.