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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 waiver 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.
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.
Brianna Wu unequivocally supports the federal rescheduling of marijuana. Marijuana is a relatively harmless substance and every year we imprison people over a relatively menial drug. Studies have shown immense medical value to the drug and a nearly non-existent level of toxicity.
Marijuana has the ability to help Americans, including veterans, recover from pain and trauma. It helps cancer patients and epileptics. It also expands jobs and creates small business owners. Brianna Wu will support federal legalization of this relatively harmless substance. In addition, she supports federal guidance to legalize the drug so Americans nationwide can enjoy the benefits of medical and recreational marijuana.
Polls of Democratic voters could not be clearer - single-payer health care is undoubtedly the future of our party. It won’t just allow every American access to high-quality health care, it is the best solution that addresses our out-of-control costs.
Here in the United States, we spend the most per capita on health care. That's more than $9,000 per person per year! Yet, in countries like Great Britain, they spend less than half as much and get better outcomes. This is because powerful corporate lobbyists have stopped us from negotiating bulk prices on drugs, tests, and medical devices.
As your congresswoman, Brianna Wu’s commitment to single-payer healthcare will be without qualification. Health care is not an option, it's a right.
Brianna Wu is unrelenting in her commitment to Social Security. Those receiving "benefits" are receiving just that, not “entitlements,” as some like to frame it. Social Security is money citizens have invested from their paychecks year after year.
As your Congresswoman, Brianna Wu will never waiver on this systemic issue. We can forgive student loan debt. We can cut a tiny bit back on defense spending. And we'll pass single-payer healthcare legislation. This will save our economic foundation. It will stop inflation and that inflation threatens the very system of our Social Security.