Actions speak louder than words

Oklahoma needs forward-thinking leaders who value science and compassion and will consider not merely the fiscal cost of action, but also the human cost of inaction.

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Health Care is a Human Right

This past two years, nearly 800,000 Oklahomans contracted Covid-19, with nearly 12,000 perishing from the virus. As a patient and board member of the largest community health center in Oklahoma, I volunteer with those on the frontlines of our state’s health and mental health crises. Seeing the faces of tens of thousands of our neighbors in need of care compelled me to volunteer for Yes On 802 and fight to pass Medicaid Expansion. As your State Representative, I’ll fight for direct funding toward care and hold state leaders accountable for the lives endangered by political pandering.

Public Education for All

As a former substitute teacher and current board of education member at our local career tech, I hear the stories of students sacrificing time with their families to learn a trade and break cycles of generational poverty. Additionally, I’ve taken the opportunity to listen to the frustrations of teaching during a pandemic while public dollars are spent on private education. Even after the walkout of 2018, our classrooms are still overcrowded as we struggle to keep teachers in our state. I’ll fight for the funding that educators and support staff need, to put an end to mandatory testing, and stop the Legislature’s war against revenue.

Food & Shelter Security

This past year, for the first time since the Great Depression, we saw empty grocery shelves due to the monopolized bottleneck in our food supply chain. At the same time, over 100,000 renter-occupied households in our state were nearly $5,000 behind on rent and utilities. As your State Representative, I'll fight for tenant rights, our social safety net, and advocate Norman's voice for accountability of a government that too often leaves behind those of us who weren’t born on third base.

Criminal Justice Reform

Year in and year out, Oklahoma has led not just the United States, but the world, in incarcerating women and overall prisoners per capita. I joined the board of one of our state's preeminent social justice organizations to fight against systems of oppression because the price of inaction far outweighs the cost of action. As your State Representative, I'll fight for reforms to pre-trial detention, cash bail, sentencing, and the decriminalization of marijuana.

Social Justice

Our Legislature is plagued with bills that perpetuate bigotry and extremism instead of healing the health, economic, and racial wounds of our history. As your State Representative, I will listen to, amplify, and advocate marginalized voices and fight for a more equitable and inclusive Oklahoma. I'll fight against hateful legislation that targets Black, Indigenous, and LGBTQ2IA+ communities, protect reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy, combat voter suppression laws, and work toward comprehensive non-discrimination protections, trans-related health benefits, and a statewide ban on conversion therapy.

Climate Change

Earth is our habitat, our home, and there’s only one. Oklahomans deserve access to clean water, clean air, and healthy, affordable food. Our state is among the top in wind production and has the potential to be Top 10 in solar production, but currently ranks 48th. As your State Representative, I'll fight for access to the sustainable energy sources provided by nature and work to diversify our economy with renewable energy jobs that pay a living wage.

Worker's Bill of Rights

I believe all working people have the right to:

   • A good job with fair wages

   • Quality health care

   • A safe job

   • Paid time off and a flexible, predictable schedule

   • Freedom from discrimination

   • Retire with dignity

   • Education

   • Freedom to join together

   • A voice in democracy