Creating Healthy and Safer Communities

Strong communities bring people together and provide adequate care for everyone. We must provide for people in need, protect and support the rights of people who face discrimination, and integrate people who have been marginalized.


Priority Legislation: HB3421 — Ends the practice of cash bond, which keeps far too many innocent people locked up before trial because they can’t afford bail


Principles

  • People who need mental health counseling and drug treatment should get those services instead of being left to fend for themselves or sent to prison
  • People who were brought to this country as children shouldn’t be deported, no matter their immigration status
  • Access to health care, including reproductive health, should be protected for everyone
  • To improve relationships between community and police, there must be more accountability for law enforcement officials who violate the public trust