The future of ICWA, the gold standard of child welfare laws, is up to us to save. In June 2023, we could see the Supreme Court turn away from legal reasoning and rule ICWA unconstitutional.
Brackeen v Haaland is a coordinated attack on tribal sovereignty by folks with financial interests in the energy and gaming industries.
I'll fight to protect ICWA in Congress from day one. We won't stand by while Native kids are once again stolen from our communities.
Supporting veterans and their loved ones is personal for me. My family is full of veterans - from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan.
We owe vets more than a disability check and an annual thank you. I'm committed to improving access to wraparound support services at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Oklahomans want significant criminal legal system reform, and I do, too. Our state leads the world in incarceration rates. We know there are better ways to create safe communities.
Dumping more money into jails and prisons isn't the answer. It's time to make significant investments in public mental health services, K-12 education, and rehabilitation services.
We're going to root out fraud, waste and abuse in government spending - starting with elected officials.
We'll bring integrity and transparency back to the First by demanding:
I am a pro-choice candidate. I do not support government interference in deeply private medical decisions. It is not the government's job to create barriers to bodily autonomy.
This is a matter of justice, equality and our ability to experience pregnancy with dignity. When/if we start our families, we deserve safe environments and healthy conditions in which to bring them up.
Many of us have lost jobs, struggled to make rent, and cut back on expenses to survive inflation, COVID and the housing crisis.
Time and again, current leadership has voted against helping the people and in support of padding their own bank accounts. We're done with the selfish politics. It's time to focus on the people, small businesses, and the economic growth and opportunity of the First District.