On the Issues

Equality and Justice

Sarah holds core progressive values and deeply-held personal beliefs regarding dignity, equality, and justice for every person in every community. She acknowledges the role that privilege, discrimination, and institutional race, gender, class, and other biases play in our community and society, and she is committed to eradicating them.

Sarah is a staunch ally of the LGBTQ community and supports the EQUALITY Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender idenitity. She will always fight to ensure this community has access to the health care, education, housing, employment, and other opportunities they have a right to. Sarah also stands firmly with the trans community, including specifically trans women of color and Black trans women who are especially targeted for discrimination and violence.

2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and while we’ve made much progress, Sarah believes there is more to be done to ensure equal rights and opportunities for this community. She will fight to ensure they receive fair wages, have their civil liberties protected, have access to affordable health care and technology that supports independent living, and receive increased funding and support for their unique educational needs.

Sarah supports legislation to study the impact of slavery and ongoing discrimination against African Americans, with the intended goal of making recommendations on reparations for the descendants of enslaved peoples.

Sarah condemns the recent racism directed at the Asian American community in response to the COVID-19 virus. She also rejects anti-Muslim bigotry (including the Muslim travel ban) and the rising anti-Semitism we have seen around the country. Sarah will always stand up against acts of violence, hatred, and discrimination against marginalized communities.

Our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico have seen economic devastation as a result of repeated disasters – from Hurricane Maria to numerous earthquakes earlier this year. Sarah denounces the Trump administration’s efforts to delay and impede the island’s recovery and demands a full accounting for and commitment to ensuring timely and appropriate relief and support as the island grapples with the aftermath of these disasters along with the current coronavirus threat.

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