JOSH IS WORKING TO ...
Fix our broken health care system
MEDICARE FOR ALL
Health care is a basic human right, and working people should never be refused quality medical care simply because they can not afford it. Medical care in the United States costs nearly twice as much as it does in most developed countries. As the richest country on earth, I refuse to believe that our Government is unable to help.
As your Senator I will champion Medicare for All as the only solution to the broken American health care system. Every year trillions of American dollars are wasted in the private health insurance industry — trillions of dollars that do nothing to help working people. Medicare for All will save you money, it will rescue rural hospitals, and it will make sure that you never have to choose between paying for groceries and paying for health care.
Reset the American economy for working people
$15 LIVING WAGE and WEALTH TAX
In the American economy, the deck is stacked against working people. While ultra-millionaires and billionaires continue to get richer and richer, the rest of us suffer from starvation wages, and the cost of our survival continues to skyrocket.
We need to reset the American economy for working people with a $15 Living Wage so that no one has to struggle off a starvation paycheck. We also need ultra-millionaires and billionaires who have profited the most off the labor of working people to pay their fair share in a Wealth Tax of 2% on every dollar of net worth above $50 million.
Protect our environment by creating millions of jobs
GREEN NEW DEAL
The existential crisis of climate change isn’t just the greatest threat facing our planet; it’s also the greatest opportunity for adding millions of jobs to the American economy. Less than one percent of American workers are employed by the fossil fuel industry, while everyone on the planet is threatened by the climate crisis every single day. Creating new jobs in green energy is both the only way to save our planet and the best way to stimulate our economy.
As your Senator I will work with other progressive Democrats to pass the Green New Deal into law for the sake of working people in Florida and across the country. Bold, immediate action is the only way to protect our environment and economy from the existential threat of climate change.
Ensure real racial justice for all people
Racial inequality is not just an issue of police brutality and incarceration; it plagues every aspect of our society, from our classrooms to our environment. Every law that is passed by Congress must take the fight for racial justice into consideration in order to truly tackle systemic racism in America.
Every major crisis in America disproportionately harms minority communities — COVID-19, income inequality, the climate crisis, incarceration, police brutality, and the list goes on. As your Senator I will ensure that in every piece of legislation we craft, Intersectional Equality is at the forefront of our priorities.
Build a more just society for our neighbors
ELIMINATE STUDENT DEBT
Working people in America have never been the priority of those who represent them. Our Government has allowed barriers to employment and education for far too long, keeping the working class one step behind. It’s long past time for that to change and for the American Government to start putting your priorities first.
As an educator I know firsthand that the cost of higher education is a social barrier that only harms working people. We need to Eliminate Student Debt — not just by canceling existing student loans, but by eliminating the student loan industry altogether. Student loans are the only way that working people are able to afford a college education. Eliminating Student Debt altogether will force colleges and universities to drastically lower the price of higher education, allowing the working class a clear pathway to better jobs.
Keep all our communities equally safe
EQUAL PROTECTION FOR ALL PEOPLE
It is long past time that we ensure Equal Protection for All People by addressing every issue in our criminal justice system:
We must Abolish Private Prisons so that no more Americans are sold into private slavery by their own government.
We must Decriminalize All Drug-Related Offenses to ensure that sick people are not treated like criminals.
We must Make the Right to Vote an Inalienable Right to eliminate the political incentive of mass incarceration.
We must enact Common Sense Gun Control — universal background checks, red flag laws, mandatory firearm training, end the gun show loophole, and ban “high speed” firearms.