“Growing up, I was frequently exposed to the injustices of the criminal justice system. When I was mugged, police officers tried to pressure me into accusing the wrong person—because they needed more evidence to lock him up for other charges. This is unacceptable. We need accountability.”
Our criminal justice system has failed our communities—specifically our communities of color. Justice and reform is long overdue.
In Congress, I will:
- Fight to end the war on drugs and reduce sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders. I will treat drug addiction like a medical issue, not a crime, because it is.
- Support the rehabilitation and reentry of formerly incarcerated individuals, by supporting job training and prison education programs.
- Take human and sex trafficking seriously here in TX-22.
- Fight for greater accountability in county jails and make sure incarcerated individuals are treated with respect and dignity.
- Work to end the government’s practice of contracting with for-profit detention centers.
- End discriminatory cash bail programs that disproportionately hurt communities of color