A quality education is the single most powerful tool we can provide for the future generations. Unfortunately, in California, we have failed to live up to that promise and have accepted failing public schools that do not prepare our kids to succeed.
We know how to fix the problem. The solutions are simple. We must empower parents and teachers who know what’s best for their children and students. We need to put the interest of all students first. We must give them a first-class education and teach them how to succeed.
We must provide parents with more choices, reward great teachers, and bring back important trade skills to our education system. We must work together to make sure our schools are the best they can possibly be.
Quality Of Life
For the first time in history, more people are leaving California because they can’t afford to live in our great state. This is a direct result of our career politicians in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. continuously passing foolish laws and increasing taxes and fees, resulting in higher costs for our basic needs, such as food, gas, and shelter.
By allowing the cost of living crisis to explode, we have failed our middle class and working families from experiencing the California dream. As your Senator, I will take a stand against out-of-control inflation and be a voice for the middle class and working families that are the backbone of our state.
Across California, rising crime is destroying our communities. No California should be afraid to walk down the street, take their kids to school, or run their small businesses. You know, for too long Sacramento has gambled the future of our communities with misguided laws.
We need to return to common-sense policies that hold criminals accountable, protect our victims, and places the safety of our families before politics. Our police departments need to be funded, our communities need to be engaged, and we must do all we can to make sure our neighborhood and schools are safe. Make no mistake, the best way to deter crime is to enforce our laws, and I will lead the charge to make sure our laws are followed.
A strong United States means a safer world. With emerging threats around the globe, it’s more important than ever for the United States to renew our commitment to our alliances and our role in global leadership. We must invest in modernizing our military and achieve peace through strength.
It’s important that we work close with our allies and be prepared for the threats of tomorrow while actively positioning ourselves to counter the expansion of hostile foreign powers. More than anything, in order for us to be strong abroad, we must be strong at home. We need leaders in Washington who will make level-headed decisions in the face of a rapidly changing and dangerous world.
There’s no greater failure for today’s California than the homelessness crisis. Hundreds of thousands are suffering and dying on the streets. A career politician’s dodge responsibility shifts the blame to others.
We must get real about addressing the underlying causes of homelessness, including health and drug addiction. We can solve this problem with accountability and compassion. But it takes real leaders and a willingness to put politics aside and do what’s best for our state and all of our people.
Innovation and entrepreneurship are at the heart of who we are as Californians. But for too many, the California dream has faded, as high taxes and red tape have made it impossible to start a small business and create jobs in our state.
With communities as diverse and dynamic as ours, there’s no reason that we should be losing businesses and quality jobs to other states like Texas, Florida, and Nevada. It’s time for a new approach that embraces small businesses and job creation, gets government out of the way, and taps into the spirit of hard-working small business owners and job creators across California.