As a first generation immigrant and English Language Learner, I understand that a quality public education allows children to reach their full potential and give back to their community. As a member of the Loudoun County School Board, I championed the creation of new opportunities in academics and arts, improved teacher pay and benefits, and helped lead Loudoun County Schools to a #1 ranking in Virginia.
Women’s Rights are under attack from the Supreme Court and from Republicans in our Virginia legislature. As Delegate, I will keep fighting for a woman’s right to choose when to start a family and for a constitutional amendment enshrining that right, to combat pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, for affordable and accessible birth control, and for equal pay.
Gun violence is the number one cause of death for children in the United States. We need safe storage legislation, banning of ghost guns and assault weapons, enhanced background checks, and better enforcement of laws that allow for temporary confiscation of guns from those who are a threat to themselves or others.
The pandemic clearly exacerbated an existing mental health crisis. As Delegate, I will fight for additional funding to provide mental health support in schools and increased access to telehealth services for those in a mental health crisis.
Climate Change represents an existential threat to our communities and our children's future. On School Board, I supported the expansion of electric charging stations throughout the Commonwealth, as well as expanding our electric bus fleet. As Delegate I will support legislation which helps us transition to a clean energy future that creates new high paying jobs in our communities and spurs the development of renewable energy.
Loudoun County represents one of the fastest growing economies in the country. As a School Board Member, I worked with businesses in our community to prioritize workforce development through public education, and to develop a generous family leave and compensation framework for our educators and staff. As Delegate, I will continue that work, as well as prioritizing the community’s need for attainable housing.