Plans to create real change.
Economic Recovery for All
Families need a livable wage, healthcare, access to reliable, affordable childcare, and most importantly need to know they are safe. The economic fallout from COVID-19 will be felt for years to come. State and local government must work together on economic recovery that will allow us to not just survive but thrive, faced with the ongoing public health crisis compounded by inflation.
NH has a public health infrastructure in place that deployed both testing and COVID-19 vaccinations when it became available. We learned that investments need to be made in our state's thirteen public health networks so we can best position them in the continued fight against COVID-19 as well as any public health problem that may arise.
Everyone deserves to be treated equally and with dignity. The fundamental right to vote must be protected. Now is the time for deeper, sustained dialogue about how we can intentionally build communities of inclusion in New Hampshire and address systemic racism and all forms of injustice.
From access to telehealth, remote learning, work-from-home, and connecting with family and friends, COVID-19 has made it clear that access to high-speed internet is a critical component of infrastructure—as important as roads, highways, and bridges. Broadband expansion must continue to be a priority for New Hampshire. Matching grant programs are just one area of progress made this past session.
While the public health crisis has required our immediate attention, the climate crisis is just as powerful a threat to our future. Sustainability must be our guiding principle as we craft public policy that dramatically reduces dependence on fossil fuel and invests in energy alternatives and renewables.
Property Tax Relief
Working families throughout New Hampshire are being crushed by the weight of local property taxes, which are among the highest in the nation. The post-COVID-19 recovery has presented opportunities to reconsider the true New Hampshire “Advantage.” We continue to search for long-term, sustainable solutions for funding public education and other essential state services and to provide relief to local property taxpayers.
Healthcare & Reproductive Health
All families deserve access to affordable healthcare, and COVID-19 has put a spotlight on this issue. Our hospitals and medical practices need protection and support to carry out essential healthcare services for our families now and into the future. We must work to restore funding for Planned Parenthood, community health centers, childcare facilities, shelters, and hospitals that provide reproductive healthcare for women throughout the state. With the overturn of Roe v. Wade facing women and their families in this nation, we must enshrine pathways for safe and legal access to reproductive care into law.