Gun Safety

  Statement on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting “The students, teachers, and parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida are living out an unthinkable tragedy today. The U.S. is the only country where tragedies like these continue to happen, and yet we do nothing. We have the power to make sure horrific days like today …

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Immigration Reform

Lincoln With Refugee Grandson

We’ve seen a president transform economic frustration into political xenophobia and racism – and it has to stop. We’ve seen an administration that makes it a priority to single out hard working Americans, soldiers, teachers, and community members based on arbitrary social criteria and deny them the dignity and rights our Constitution affords them. Unsurprisingly, this administration is underserving the …

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Criminal Justice Reform and Ending the War on Drugs

End War on Drugs

END THE WAR ON DRUGS The war on drugs was a failed concept since its inception. We have to acknowledge that racism was built in to many of our drug laws – for example, a 5-year minimum sentence was required for possession of 5 grams of crack while it takes 500 grams of cocaine for the same sentence. It’s time …

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Rollback Republican Tax Scam

I’m all for simplifying the tax code. But only if it’s about simplifying it for middle class families and small business owners. These are the folks whose paychecks and profits are being squeezed.

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Social Justice

New Hampshire’s motto, ‘Live Free or Die’ is a proclamation that our freedoms and civil liberties are the defining characteristics of being American. Regardless of the color of our skin, who we love and marry, the gods we worship, our gender identity, our country of origin, the language we speak, or our physical ability, we all deserve dignity and are …

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