Former NEHS ASB President for Mayor. #64PolicyGoals

Policy ideas!

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Fact: it's thought of as a BAD idea to list lots of policy on your website, early in a race.

It gets you enemies. But I am much more interested in getting things done for Eugene

 than I am in making friendships.

EDUCATION

- The FIRST thing I would fight for is the availability of feminine hygiene products in all 4J middle and high schools. It is simply the right thing to do.

- Oregon is 48th in the country in graduation rate. That happened under the watch of decades of state legislators and school boards losing sight of how ESSENTIAL education is, as a resource. I hate to tell ya, but this has largely happened under Democratic leadership, because neither party has prioritized it enough. 

MENTAL HEALTH

- Intentionally get to know all of the school therapists in 4J. Get them what they need.

- Hold events that specifically aim to break the silence and stigma around mental health and neurodivergence.

KINDNESS

- I may have to be pushy to come anywhere near winning this race, but that is okay. Direct communication and frustration are health -- toxicity and hatred are not.

 - I want to find ways to honor kindness as a societal resource.

- Making fun service events and promoting them well. When people come together to do good, that's when lasting change happens.

HOUSING

- I will say some of the exact same things the current Mayor said, when she was debating Mike Clark and the other candidates in April 2016: this is a gnarly issue. I pledge to fight harder than any previous Mayor on it, because THAT is what Eugene needs, in this tipping point moment.

- We can learn from the comparable cities who have turned their communities around.

- My father has been unhoused for 8 years, and I have experienced it, too. Compassion is absolutely needed.

ART

- At the risk of destroying the credibility my campaign has, I will proceed and say this: Art needs to be absolutely central -- not just an added bonus -- in any truly healthy community.

- I want to give a lifetime achievement award to an amazing internationally known artist, multiple times per year. They would come to Eugene, for a free/donation-only audience, and I'd give them the award. As someone with years musical experience, I would be uniquely suited to do this as Mayor. If Ruth Bascom was "the cycling Mayor," I want to be "the musical Mayor."

Policies and Positions

Term Limits

Deeply Atone for Our Racist Roots

Deeply Atone for Our Racist Roots

We have NO term limits for Mayor or City Council, right now. That is ridiculous, and out-of-touch. Both roles should have the same limits the Governor of Oregon has: no more than 8 years in any 12-year period.

Deeply Atone for Our Racist Roots

Deeply Atone for Our Racist Roots

Deeply Atone for Our Racist Roots

People hear this and immediately think I'm talking about reparations. As a city, we're not doing that, but we DO need to show real atonement. For example, some of the new streets should be named after a historically significant Black Oregonians or two.

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Deeply Atone for Our Racist Roots

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