Policy Priorities

Too many of our residents live in poverty. We’ve struggled to end the gun violence epidemic, make schools safe for students and keep Philadelphians housed. Our government is too often failing to provide basic city services on time. And the playing field remains uneven across socioeconomic and racial lines. 

I have spent my entire career building coalitions, creating solutions, and fighting for justice and equity for Philadelphia’s most vulnerable residents — and on Council, I will:

  1. Prioritize community solutions to gun violence by utilizing proven methods from other jurisdictions that focus on targeted positive interventions; scaling up community policing and de-escalation training; encouraging positive police-community relations
  2. Increase investments in neighborhoods, including public school facilities, recreation centers, libraries, and community spaces; with a particular focus on historically dis-or underinvested neighborhoods
  3. Improve affordable housing opportunities and sustainably refurbish existing stock and use union labor to accomplish this.