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It is critical that we protect our environment and not give way to powerful corporations that want to privatize our public commons. In addition to ending the practice of fracking, Brianna Wu stands adamantly opposed to companies like Nestle that want to seize control of water.
Brianna Wu also supports rolling back the Trump Administration decommissioning of our wildlife and public parks and recreation. It was an unconstitutional act that pillaged land owned by every American and gave it to the wealthy.
It’s time we faced the truth. Depending on the color of your skin, you will have very different odds of success in life. Here in Massachusetts, all too often, schools with higher percentages of people of color receive lower funding.
Politicians spouting lip service on racial justice is not enough. It is a moral imperative we must address with no delay. Our children are growing up with irreversible damage to their self and personal perspectives. Brianna believes in progressive principles like restorative justice and ending the prison-industrial complex. Brianna Wu is committed to higher standards of police training and requiring body cameras.
Brianna Wu is a strong believer in immigration reform, though she also recognizes that corporations have abused the situation to dilute wages and take advantage of the vulnerable. Under her leadership, America will build a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
The H-1B system has been abused by large tech companies like Facebook to underpay American workers. Brianna Wu believes that there is no job an American will not do for a fair wage. Her focus is to raise wages for all of us - rather than continue a predatory system that takes advantage of vulnerable undocumented workers.
Additionally, Brianna Wu believes that we must stop the predation on undocumented communities by allowing them to interact with police without fear of being deported.
All too often, centrist Democrats treat women’s rights as a bargaining chip. As one of our nation’s most steadfast voices on women’s rights, Brianna Wu will never waver or compromise on the fight for women’s equality. Lip service isn't enough, we must fight the policies that allow unconscious bias and discrimination against half the world's population.
Brianna Wu believes that reproductive health care is a decision between a woman and her doctor, end of discussion. Additionally, we must end forced arbitration for people of all genders when cases of employment discrimination are brought to civil court.
Women’s voices have never been stronger or more united, yet the distance between our ideals and our reality is far apart. We need leaders that won’t just talk about women’s rights but will fight for them.
Civil Rights are a core value of the Democratic Party. Despite progress, you can still be fired for being LGBT in roughly 3/5th of all states in America. Brianna Wu’s commitment to LGBT is unapologetic and uncompromising. America is strongest when we are all are equal in the eyes of the law.
Additionally, Brianna Wu believes federal law should be expanded to protect LGBT children at school. Schools should focus on educating children, not waging a cruel social war on them. Under Brianna Wu's leadership, every LGBT person in America will have a strong ally.
Universal Basic Income is a pragmatic way forward as we deal with the automation of jobs and expansion of AI. Brianna Wu believes that the robot that takes your job should pay your taxes. This policy will slow down the loss of jobs so we can enact policies like UBI.
Universal Basic income will be a floor that no one can fall beneath. Studies have shown it reaps strong value for communities, expanding the economy, creating a middle class and guaranteeing no one goes without housing.
There is arguably no greater threat to our democracy than information warfare, directed misinformation campaigns that exacerbate our existing political divisions. These issues are not theoretical to Brianna Wu. She endured an information warfare campaign against her by Steve Bannon and the alt-right.
With hostile nation-states like Russia using bots and social media to manufacture controversy and scandal, it is crucial that we elect leaders that can push back and preserve our democracy. Brianna Wu will not just talk about information warfare, she knows exactly how to fight it.
Brianna Wu stands strongly for paid parental leave. All parents deserve to enjoy the birth of their child, knowing they can return to work without setbacks or prejudice in their career. It’s not just a matter of being fair to the parents, this vital period affects a child’s development for life.
Our society is raising children who are not well connected emotionally and psychosocially with their parents. Rather than blame individuals, we need to recognize that many parents have little to no support. These problems include our rigged economy, the prison-industrial complex and a corporate America that doesn't recognize work-life balance.
Paid parental leave will give American parents the ability to ensure a solid emotional bond with their children. This is very important to Brianna Wu, and she will fight for your right to raise your children without fear of being fired.
Very few issues are as critical to America as renewable energy. Countries like China are racing towards abandoning fossil fuels, and if we don't catch up - America will not have control of key technologies and patents. Because of her background in engineering, she understand the technological standards need to be created so America can reap the economic benefits of renewable energy.
As a computer software engineer and cyber security expert, she can write policy that will help make renewable energy as common as fossil fuel use is today. In addition, future power grids are going to need extensive cybersecurity standards to ensure they are never hacked. Brianna is one of very few candidates running for federal election with the professional background to achieve 100 percent renewable energy.