Priorities

Strengthen education

  • Reduce the burden of standardized testing on our students and teachers
  • Increase teacher pay to help recruit and retain teaching talent
  • Increase access to affordable broadband internet to ensure that teachers can teach and students can learn, even during times of great disruption
  • Bring equity and transparency to the public school funding formula

Reimagine justice

  • Repeal policies that criminalize poverty—end the cash bail system!
  • Create civilian-led use of force boards to add oversight to local police forces
  • Reform sentencing laws
  • Legalize marijuana and expunge criminal records of individuals previously convicted of marijuana offenses

Improve public health & safety

  • Reduce gun violence by removing loopholes in the background check process and enacting waiting periods for gun sales
  • Address drug addiction by keeping nonviolent drug offenders out of prison and getting them into data-based treatment programs
  • Pass a meaningful and enforceable hate crimes law
  • Reduce prescription drug prices
 See the Gun Violence Report, written by April Sellers, for more information on second amendment protections in Indiana and legislation intended to curb gun violence.

Enhance our economy

  • Increase the minimum wage, thereby increasing personal wealth and buying power
  • Legalize and tax marijuana
  • Invest in infrastructure—from roads and bridges to rural broadband access
  • Encourage the development of forward looking industries, such as automated and electric vehicles
  • Protect our children by protecting our air and water
  • Reinstate net metering to encourage the expansion of solar energy
  • Encourage the development of jobs in clean energy as well as the production of electric and autonomous vehicles
  • Expand funding sources for the President Benjamin Harrison Conservation Trust to continue to protect and expand our open lands and waterways
 See the Environmental Health Report, written by April Sellers, for more information on the state of the environment in Indiana.

Support working people

  • Increase unemployment insurance compensation
  • Amend workers compensation laws to ensure coverage for COVID-19—or future public health emergencies
  • Remove obstructions for organized labor
  • Protect pregnant women against workplace discrimination

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Why Now

Amanda is building a winning Democratic campaign to turn District 49 blue. This district has been uncontested since 2006, but the time is right for new leadership. From education to healthcare to the environment, Indiana needs new perspectives, and Amanda is seeking to represent those at the statehouse.

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