Securing Our Safety
Safety is a key component to making sure everyone has the opportunity to succeed. I will work in the legislature to address some of our community's biggest safety concerns.
Safety in schools
School safety is one of my biggest priorities. As someone who works in two schools, I know how important it is to invest in upgraded school security architecture and supportive staffing in order to keep students, teachers, and school faculty safe.
I believe strongly in respecting the rights of all law-abiding gun owners in the state of Minnesota. I want to work with gun owners and non-gun owners to ensure that firearms do not fall accidentally into the wrong hands. I will work to implement universal criminal background checks, and establish a process for loved ones to be able to petition a court for the temporary separation of individuals from their firearms if they are showing signs that they may harm themselves or others.
criminal justice reform
Minnesota has one of the fastest growing, and most racially disproportionate prison populations in the country. While I support holding individuals accountable for their actions, I also believe in the power of rehabilitating most individuals who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law. Minnesota needs a fair approach to criminal justice that provides individuals struggling with chemical dependency with the tools and opportunities they need to participate fully in society. In order to better utilize our limited financial resources, I am in favor of decriminalizing most low-level, non-violent substance possession crimes, and instead direct our resources towards helping those individuals overcome addiction. In order to fully support peace officers in their roles within our communities, I want to ensure that all officers are provided crisis intervention and de-escalation training in order to effectively protect themselves and the individuals they encounter.