As a lawyer defending clients and then an advocate for low-income households, I know the value of active listening. I want to hear what you need from your City Council to make Alexandria a city that works for you.
Housing is a human right. Alexandria is facing a real sustainability problem. I want Alexandria to be a city where families thrive for generations, teachers can live amongst their students, and young adults return after college to start families of their own. In order to make that happen, housing simply has to be more affordable and more attainable for people of all income brackets.
Clear communication and access to healthcare is key to emerging stronger from the pandemic. Our Council must be conscious that recovery efforts are equitable and support businesses large and small. We should take the time to learn from this experience and develop long term strategies for improving our response to future challenges.
My work with Moms Demand to reduce gun violence, including suicide prevention, has been a significant part of my advocacy to date. It will inform my role on Council not just in terms of gun violence prevention but in how we make our communities safer, more inclusive, and with design and implementation that considers the needs of all.
As a committed Eco-City and a coastal City with aging infrastructure, Alexandria must take bold and consistent action to address the impacts of climate change in our Community. Our flooding issues, carbon dioxide levels, and rising temperatures demand that we take action now for the sake of our health and our childrens future.