As a life-long Democrat, non-profit executive and businesswoman, I have dedicated my life to serving my community. I know first-hand how devastating the pandemic has been for all of us. My brother and my uncles lost good paying jobs, while my step-father, a pastor in our community, died of Covid. My sisters and nephew are still recovering from the side-effects of this deadly virus. As the vaccine rolls out and politicians discuss a return to “normal,” I am running to represent the 54th Assembly District in a Special Election this year because our community simply cannot afford a return to business as usual.
Business as usual saw the fortunes of the richest men in the world skyrocket, while the working families and small businesses that are the lifeblood of our community were forced to fight over scraps.
Business as usual introduced us to “Essential workers”. Lauded as heroes while forced to survive on non-livable wages and fend for themselves for childcare and life-saving PPE.
Business as usual built prisons over schools and high rises for the wealthy over affordable housing for all.
Business as usual created the “underlying health conditions” like diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure, that are omnipresent in communities of color and cruelly shorten our lifespans.
Our communities literally cannot survive a return to business as usual. As your next Assemblywoman, I will fight for an Economic Recovery that centers our community, our people, our workers and our small businesses.
I am proud to be known as a fighter, and I promise that there will be no return to business as usual on my watch. I am honored to have the support a growing list of state and local community leaders and activists and I would be thrilled to add your name to the list.