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.
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