On The Issues
Sue has spent the last decade working for the people of her neighborhood and the food security of Central Indiana. Get to know her positions.
Five 2 year terms in the House. Two 6 year terms in the Senate. Two year gap between chambers mandatory.
Local Food Economy
My dream is to help shape aspects of the Farm Bill. Even the Federal Reserve agrees (rare for us both) that rebuilding local food economies is good for long term stability and regional job creation. My goal includes food sovereignty.
I plan to 1-identify 5 (or so) business models which are proven, self-sustaining local food system formulas. 2- obtain rights to their business plans. 3- pay interns to work in said businesses 4- allow communities to apply for model which best suits their land and partner situation 5- grant recipients would receive the business plan, start up capital and an intern who worked at the original business.
Access to Representatives
A big problem we the people have today is the disconnect and lack of direct accessibility we are currently faced with our current Federal government. They spend nine months a year in Washington, D.C. and seem to fear group discussions when back in Indiana. So if you don’t have your health or the wealth, you are always the statistic and never face to face. Since we as taxpayers are already paying for two offices, I propose Representatives (and Senators) spend two months of the nine in their District office taking constituent appointments and working legislatively electronically.
End Unfair Pay
Create a livable minimum wage formulated by region with 7 year reassessments. Add a ratio between the CEO and lowest paid person on corporate grounds. Sue will co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Get Money out of Politics
Sue will co-sponsor the American Anti-Corruption Act. Legislation which would make bribery illegal, end the revolving employment door, mandate full transparency for gifts and donations, includes election finance reform, all while protecting free speech.
Enact Single-Payer Healthcare
Treat healthcare as a right, not a profit center. More in taxes, much less for healthcare = net savings. Free entrepreneurs to create jobs.
In February 2015, the FCC reclassified broadband providers as common carriers under Title II, Title II gives the FCC the authority it needs to ensure that companies can’t block, throttle or otherwise interfere with web traffic. Title II preserves the internet’s level playing field, so let’s keep it that way.
Re-Instate Fairness Doctrine
Return media to neutral coverage. Insure issues aired. Insure all candidates on ballot are heard.
Make College Affordable
Debt relief for graduates; free tuition at public universities & trade schools. Paid for by a tiny transaction tax on Wall Street.
Rebuild Our Infrastructure
Repair our roads and bridges, our water and electric systems. Job creating and quality of life building.
Create More Jobs
Invest in education with higher wages and smaller class room sizes, renewable energy with a more diverse power grid and 21st century infrastructure.
Get Off Fossil Fuels
Promote clean energy like solar, wind and geothermal. Create local clean energy jobs for fossil fuel industry workers affected. End our corporate oil welfare.
Address earth changes as serious threats, not punch lines. We’ve been to the Moon. Let’s slow down climate change.
Open for medical research/ hemp production. States decide the rest. Preference to Mom & Pop operations with under 100 employees.
End Systematic Racism
We must pursue policies to transform this country into a nation that affirms the value of its people of color. That starts with addressing the five central types of violence waged against black, brown and indigenous Americans: physical, political, legal, economic and environmental.
Close Corporate Loopholes
Make corporations and the very wealthy pay their fair share.
End Congressional Entitlements
Sue supports the proposed 28th Amendment. Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the U.S. that does not apply equally to the Senators and Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the U.S.
My neighbors who stayed in 2008 helped keep our struggling neighborhood steady as the economy collapsed around us, while others fled home. My neighbors who stayed chose us. They chose the US. I feel they earned a path to citizenship.