fbpx

mission & vision

The Issues at hand...

Our Mission & Vision

Together we the people can achieve more than any single person could ever do alone.

Quality Healthcare for All

  • COVID-19 has overburdened our healthcare system and caused access to care issues that must be addressed
  • Restore funding for HIV and AIDS support programs within Florida
  • HIV and AIDS disproportionately affects blacks and Latinos. Funding must be increased for prevention and education within these communities

Expand Medicare Coverage

  • Permanently approve telehealth visits as a covered service for seniors
  • Advocate to approve more preventative care for seniors experiencing early stages of chronic health conditions
  • Expand coverage of brand and generic medications
  • Advocate to decrease costs of prescription drugs by negotiating with manufacturers and other countries
  • Close the Medicare Part D “Donut Hole” coverage gap

Expand Medicaid Coverage

  • Advocate for all states to accept Medicaid expansion coverage
  • Create Federal programs to provide Medicaid coverage for those located in states that refuse to accept Medicaid Expansion benefits for low-income adults

Strengthen Education

  • Increase funding for public education
  • Increase STEM funding: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • More PELL grants for higher education
  • Advocate for increased pay rates for educators
  • Provide additional supplemental funding for college students who choose the field of education

Water Resources

  • Ensure an adequate water supply
  • Protect water quality in the State
  • Advocate for the Army Corp of Engineers to complete the 68 programs approved to improve water flow in the EAA

Protect our Environmental Resources

  • Support our farming industry
  • Continued support for PILT
  • Protect CDBG funds and advocate for increases especially in rural areas and those hardest hit by COVID 19
  • Invest in clean energy to decrease reliance on fossil fuels and stop the damaging effects of climate change
  • Support local governments and other entities by providing funding for drinking water, storm water, and wastewater projects

Note: Barbara was recently appointed to the County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and the Lake Worth Lagoon

Create Good Paying Jobs

  • Support legislation that creates incentives for manufacturing here in America to meet the needs of consumers
  • Support a federal minimum wage of $15.00
  • Support affordable housing programs
  • Support legislation to provide funding to repair aging infrastructure like roads, bridges and railways which also help to create good paying jobs and restore our economy

Financial Assistance for Those Permanently Damaged by the COVID 19 Pandemic

  • Advocate for increased monthly payments for families affected by the pandemic
  • Advocate for paid family and medical leave to cover those affected by COVID

Support for Israel

  • Support continued assistance for Israel
  • Oppose the BDS movement
  • Support a comprehensive two-state solution
  • Oppose efforts by Iran to further develop nuclear technology

LGBTQ Rights

  • Support the Human Rights Campaign
  • Support the Equality Act to provide consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service
  • Advocate for equality and rights for Transgender and Non-Binary persons
  • Support funding for affordable housing for LGBTQ singles and married couples

Social Justice

  • Protect voter rights and remove obstacles to voter participation
  • Combat racial injustice – fair administration of justice, end racial profiling, consistency in sentencing
  • Equal employment opportunities, pay equity
  • Reduce hunger and food insecurity

Women’s Issues

  • Protect women’s reproductive rights
  • Equal pay
  • Eliminate sexual harassment
  • Equal opportunity to succeed

Labor

  • Increase the federal minimum wage
  • Protection from employment discrimination
  • End harassment in the workplace
  • Expand family medical leave benefits
  • Overtime pay protection

Protect Social Security

  • Oppose cuts to Social Security
  • Reduce waste, fraud, and abuse in the system

Voting Rights

  • End discriminatory voter identification laws
  • Full restoration of felon rights
  • Protect elections from foreign interference