I was raised by a single mother, and I understand the difficulties working families experience. I know how hard you have to work to get ahead because at a young age I quickly realized how stacked the deck is against regular people. At 16, I started doing farm labor to help support my family. In high school I took college courses at night, graduated from college at 19, and got my Masters in Public Policy from Brown University at age 20. For many this would be the “American Dream”, but I still struggle to pay my bills, much less, invest and save for a future.
For too long, the wealthy and well-connected in Rhode Island have gotten their way with state policy, winning tax-cuts and special favors. Meanwhile, far too many families in our neighborhood are struggling due to low wages and the rising costs of living. We need end corporate welfare and put people first in our policies. We can't afford to continue neglecting our roads, schools, and quality of life in our neighborhood.
I am prepared to work hard and restore the promise of economic opportunity for all in our community
I am incredibly proud our grassroots campaign will NOT accept any donations from: Corporate PACs, Corporate Lobbyists, the Fossil Fuel Industry, and other special interests that have corrupted our government. Therefore, I am relying exclusively on individual donations (100% people-funded) because that is what this campaign is all about -- empowering everyday people and ensuring they are the ones being represented at the state house.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or ideas on how we can make District 7 the best it can be. I look forward to meeting you.