As your State Representative, I will keep residents in the 18th Middlesex District up to date on our work at the State House. I will create office hours so I can hear from you on a regular basis and represent your priorities. I will be accessible, and my goal is to help our community any way I can to make life better for us and better for our future and children’s future.
Healthcare is a right, not a privilege. Massachusetts residents deserve access to quality, affordable health care. Although the pandemic continues to affect our communities, we are in a much better position than we were at the start. We have vaccines, boosters, and masking, but most importantly, we trust the science, public health experts, local hospitals, and the medical communities. This is essential to protect our seniors, people with special needs, children, health care workers, and first responders. You can count on me to work by your side and be a champion on public health issues.
One of the most pressing issues of our time is climate change. Clean energy and investing in green jobs are the future of our Commonwealth. I support the transition to 100% renewable energy and reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 and will continue to support these initiatives for the future of our children for generations to come. We have the know-how to get this done—we just need the will. I will support legislation that brings us to our stated goals and beyond.
RACISM IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS
With the rise of Asian Hate and the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement nationally, it is clear that we need to address racism as what it is - A Public Health Crisis. But the harm done by racism goes deeper than the horrible incidents of violence against Asians wrongly vilified for bringing a virus to America, and the wrongful police killings of Black people because they were Black. Racism is a barrier to health equity. Communities of color have a higher percentage of COVID cases because they have less access to testing, treatment, and care. As your State Representative, I promise to stand in solidarity with my BIPOC brothers and sisters to fight for and to achieve equity for our diverse communities.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING/ HOMELESSNESS
Every resident in our state should have equal rights and support from the government in any way possible. All residents deserve to be safe, healthy, and have an affordable place to live. Housing costs are far higher than many salaries can afford, so many people experience housing insecurity and many have gone to the street. As your State Representative, I will work hard to improve how we address these issues. I will support legislation that will help improve the life for our community members here in Lowell and across the state. No one should be left behind.