I believe in our country.
It’s why I’ve dedicated my life to public service. My patriotism led me to serve our country in the Air Force and, later, to serve my community by educating underserved youth in public schools.
After the 2016 election, my students shared their fears of racially motivated violence and deportation. My family and friends were at risk of losing their healthcare and freedoms. I knew I had to do something.
Three days after the election, I began organizing the Women’s March for Arkansas. I was hoping 100 people would show up. More than 7000 participated. It was the largest demonstration in Arkansas’s history. I traveled twice to Washington to meet with our state’s representatives about preserving Arkansans’ access to healthcare. The day they voted to repeal the ACA without replacing it, I filed to run for office.
The current administration threatens everything that makes our country great. Hard work, not privileged circumstances, should dictate the opportunities available to us. The public deserves representation in Washington that will work to preserve this ideal.
It’s time for change, and it won’t happen from within the establishment. We don’t need more of the same. People are politically activating all over the country, rallying behind candidates that bring new voices to Washington. There should be no decisions made about us without us. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community need a seat at the table.
As a woman, a veteran, and a public educator, I understand the concerns of everyday Arkansans because I share them. The public is ready for a representative that offers a clear, bold vision and leads with integrity.
I am ready to serve my country by representing Arkansas’s 2nd District in U.S. Congress. I will stand up against partisanship and corruption and fight fearlessly for the people.