...we must protect voting rights at all costs.
...in the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana.
...Black Lives Matter.
...we must stand up for LGBTQ+ rights.
...we must get rid of the death penalty.
...the minimum wage should be at least $15 an hour.
...we must expand Medicaid.
Issues & Political Concerns
Time for Change
On day one of being a state lawmaker, I plan to sign on as a sponsor to Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter’s Absentee Voting Bill: H.3822. This bill will give every voter the opportunity to cast an absentee ballot without having to provide an excuse, justification, or reason and includes provisions for same-day registration and voting as well as voting by mail. These voter protections deserve to be passed and I will advocate to bring this legislation to the Senate floor and get bipartisan support for this bill.
When I become a Senator I will write legislation to transform the redistricting process by creating a non-partisan, independent redistricting committee to ensure both State House and Congressional lines are drawn fairly. Unlike previous legislative attempts to achieve this goal, I will strive to get this legislation passed years before the next U.S. Census when the redistricting committee will convene again. This will allow for ample opportunity to gain support for the legislation and get it passed well before the subject of redistricting is brought up again.
Automatic and Same-Day Voting Registration
I firmly believe that South Carolina needs to establish a system for automatic voter registration to make it easier for all citizens who are eligible to vote to be able to cast their ballot without having to worry about their voter registration status. To achieve this I will pass legislation to create an automatic voter registration system through the issuing of driver’s licenses and state IDs as this procedure has been successfully implemented in other states such as California, Virginia, etc. This legislation will change the code of laws to allow same-day voting registration as well. This will be instrumental in ensuring South Carolina voters a smooth and seamless voting process.