Karen believes that the government must serve as a safety net for working families. Karen will support an economy that rewards hard work by passing legislation to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, guarantee that women are paid the same as men, and end tax breaks for the big corporations and the wealthiest 1%.
Karen believes that health care is a basic human right, and the best way to achieve universal health care is to work towards Medicare for All. It would eliminate copays, deductibles, and premiums and will cover medical, dental, vision, hearing, prescription drugs, maternity care, comprehensive mental health services and substance abuse treatment.
Climate Change is the crisis of our lifetime. Louisiana has failed to realize that we are abundant in wind and solar resources. In Congress, Karen will fight for federal incentives to expand production of wind and solar industries, which will create thousands of new high-paying green jobs and reduce our carbon footprint.
America needs sensible gun safety reform. Karen pledges to take on the NRA by expanding background checks, eliminating the gun show loophole, implementing a buyback program to get weapons off our streets, ban the sale of assault weapons, and keep weapons out the hands of domestic abusers and stalkers.
Karen supports comprehensive relief that will extend unemployment benefits to thousands of Louisianans, direct aid to families and small businesses, and rental relief to families.
We currently have an unjust justice system. Karen will fight to end mandatory minimum sentences and end the war on drugs by legalizing marijuana and expunging past convictions. Additionally, Karen will champion police reform. She will support legislation that will update the use of deadly force standard by the police from “reasonable” to “necessary.”
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