I am running for city council because I want to be a voice for working people in Raleigh. Our city is facing rapid growth and gentrification, increasing cost of living, and a lack of affordable housing to meet our needs. When I am elected, I will put the needs of the poor and working class first. I will work for the following:
- Public transportation should be free at the point of use.
- No rezoning until there is adequate affordable housing for people across the spectrum of income in Raleigh.
- Gentrification of Southeast Raleigh should stop. In particular, the Downtown South project should be resisted and, at the very least, not funded with public money. It should not move forward until after the pandemic and a more comprehensive public input period
- Focus must be on affordable housing initiatives for the un-housed and low paid workers first.
- The Police Department must be defunded and replaced by community-controlled de-escalation task forces that focus on protecting lives over property.
- Setting up a “Chamber of Labor” as a counterweight to the Chamber of Commerce to advise the council on conditions of the workers, not the bosses, in Raleigh.
- Passing a strong city-wide non-discrimination ordinance.
- Creating buffer zones around reproductive health clinics in the city.
- Restoring and expanding the Citizens Advisory Councils.