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Health Security

Healthcare is a deeply personal issue for me. My daughter was first diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 4, but the quality care that the American people provided my family through the military gave her a chance to beat the disease. When Alex’s cancer came back last year, more than a decade later, […]

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Agriculture and Food

Farmers and farmworkers are the backbone of our economy. Yet American farmers have seldom faced as many challenges as they face today — from corporate consolidation to harmful trade wars to the increasingly extreme weather of our changing world, farmers are at the mercy of outside forces. Unfortunately, our government has all too often prioritized […]

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Government & Electoral Reform

I often say that the biggest deficit this country faces is a deficit of trust in our national leaders. Corruption, or even just the appearance of corruption, strike at the heart of our nation’s ideals. For too long, our government has been in thrall to corporate interests who constantly seek to expand and entrench their […]

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LGBTQ+ Rights

LGBTQ+ Rights My strong support for the rights of LGBTQ+ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and other sexual or gender minorities) is borne of my lived experience, both from having LGBTQ+ friends and family members, and from serving in the military alongside brave LGBTQ+ servicemembers. As a Navy officer myself, I was […]

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Social and Racial Justice

Social & Racial Justice I recognize that the color of one’s skin gives certain privileges that others do not enjoy. My understanding of all this is rooted in part in the experience of growing up right outside Philadelphia, but it especially comes from my 31-years of experience in the United States Navy, an institution which […]

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Indigenous Rights & Sovereignty

Indigenous Rights & Sovereignty Like many Americans descended from immigrants, I grew up feeling deep respect and reverence for Native American culture and history. Over time I grew to understand how indigenous people of North America are not only a part of America’s past but an important part of our present too, with rich, vibrant, […]

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Opioid Addiction

Opioid Addiction We must mobilize as a nation to address the epidemic of opioid addiction. According to data published by the Department of Health and Human Services, some 11.4 million people misused prescription opioids in 2016. Some 2.1 million people had an opioid use disorder. And, tragically, nearly 50,000 people died from an opioid overdose. […]

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Jobs & Economic Protection

Jobs & Economic Protection There is no task more important for policymakers than ensuring that all Americans can find quality jobs with fair wages. As President, I promise to do everything in my power to make certain the United States will be able to compete in an increasingly globalized world. I will always be committed […]

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Climate Change & Environmental Protection

Climate change and environmental collapse are twin problems that threaten the very existence of life as we know it on this planet. Solving them presents our generation with the greatest challenge in human history — and it is imperative that we rise to meet this challenge. The stakes are just too high if we fail. […]

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Education and Training

People are often surprised when I say that “education is our best homeland defense,” given my 31-year service in the military, but I firmly believe that education is the bedrock of a successful society. We need a skilled population that can out-innovate our competitors and create the jobs of the future. As a father, I […]

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