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Education: Fighting for the education our children need to get ahead will be my number one priority.
• Fully fund pre-kindergarten and Head Start programs.
• Help our college students graduate debt-free
• Support passage of the federal DREAM Act.
• Increase funding for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).
Jobs and Economic Security: Work and good paying jobs are necessary for the economic security of our families.
• Support passage of a living wage.
• Support equal pay for equal work for women.
• Support paid family and maternity leave.
• Incentivize the creation of higher wage jobs in economically distressed areas.
Immigration and Border Security: Keep families together and protect our border communities.
• Support passage of compassionate immigration reform with a pathway to earned citizenship.
• Keep our border communities safe with thoughtful and strategic border security operations to combat the criminal elements crossing the border.
Healthcare: Healthcare should be treated as a basic human right.
• Increase affordability and access to healthcare.
• Protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
• Increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for our family doctors.
Veterans: We need to keep our promise to our veterans— they fought for us, now we need to fight for them.
• Fight to create a full service VA Hospital in the Rio Grande Valley.
• Ensure our veterans have quality high wage jobs once they return from service.
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