When the founders of this country drafted the Declaration of Independence, they included a passage that is at the heart of what America strives to be. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
Adjusting for the language of their time, what the founders were saying is that all people are created equal, and life, liberty, and happiness are fundamental human rights. They did not specify race, economic class, sexual preference, or any other designation. It is a simple yet powerful idea.
As your representative, I will work tirelessly to defend the rights of all people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or economic standing, and draft legislation defending the rights of citizens to political, social freedom, and equality. I will fight for the ability of everyday Americans to pursue health and happiness, earn a living, be safe in their communities, serve their country, and take care of the ones they love.
We are, above all else, people first.