Civil Rights & Social Justice
The protection of individual rights and liberties is a fundamental part of the oath of office I took, as an elected official, to “support and defend the Constitution.” Civil rights and civil liberties are the foundation upon which the rule of law in our country is built. Every individual must have an equal opportunity to live his or her life and fulfill the promise of the American Dream. This is only possible when the government protects the civil rights and civil liberties of every citizen. I have dedicated my career in public service to ensuring protections for all people against any form of discrimination.