Pro-Choice – Roe vs. Wade is settled law and it’s about time we stop trying to force the religious views of one group on everyone else— Enough! This country was founded on Judeo-Christian values and Judaism teaches that life begins at birth. Women should have the right to choose what they want to do with their bodies, Period. Don’t misinterpret me, I am for life, but I recognize that there are many reasons why a woman or girl, may choose to terminate a pregnancy. It is not for any one of us to create barriers or prevent access to modern, safe medical procedures for anyone.
Term Limits – recently several members of Congress have announced their retirement… I think that’s terrific! Our system of government presupposes the election of citizen legislatures, so we wouldn’t end up with career politicians. I will propose a constitutional amendment to mandate term limits for the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. A constitutional amendment is needed to insure fairness. If left to the states to enforce term limits on congressional members and U.S. Senators states that don’t impose term limits would have an unfair advantage over states that do because seniority plays a major role in determining committee assignments, chairmanships and leadership positions. A term limits amendment will ensure no one individual or group of individuals could gain enough power to prevent Congress from representing the people of the United States.
Full LGBTQI Equality – Since I’ve grown up and raised my children to truly love thy neighbor as thyself I completely support enforcing full equality for LGBTQI individuals. It is unfortunate that there is prejudice and judgement by those who, once again, are trying to put their religious beliefs onto others. I want all people to feel free to be themselves in the U.S. I know in other parts of the world, LGBTQI people are murdered because of their identity. This country was founded on freedom. Prejudice is not the American Way!