Issues

I oppose the Monsanto-Bayer merger because it hurts small farmers and rural Iowa.

I support reinstating the Glass-Stegall Act to ensure that Wall Street bankers don’t play around with our savings.

I believe that climate change is human-made and will support policies that stem the tide of global warming.

I support funding the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and other sustainable centers through the Farm Bill.

I support making it easier to vote by: 1) Automatically registering voters with an opt-out provision, 2) Making Election Day a national holiday, and 3) Resisting efforts that infringe on any American’s right to vote.

I support a woman’s right to choose.

I support guaranteed funding to ensure that veterans can access every benefit they have earned and deserve.

I support the right of LGBTQ people to enjoy the rights and privileges afforded to every Iowan.

I support the creation of a single-payer healthcare system by expanding Medicare to cover every American.

I support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and support passage of the DREAM Act.

I support building on the legacy of Senator Tom Harkin by expanding the rights guarantee under the Americans with Disabilities Act and by working toward the promise of full employment opportunity for Americans with disabilities.

I support the creation of a universal higher education system through the expansion of free public community colleges and state universities.

I support the importation of prescription drugs from Canada and other cost-saving prescription drug measures.

I support the immediate infusion of federal money to expand high-speed broadband to rural Iowa communities.

I support a federal $15 minimum wage.

I support an increase of federal funding for libraries, museums, and the performing and creative arts.

I oppose policies, such as non-compete agreements, that restrict a person’s ability to find a new job.

I support protecting the right of unions, including public sector unions, to collectively bargain for a fair contract and reasonable benefits.

I support family-friendly policies like paid leave, universal child-care, and a child allowance.

I support defending the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in order to ensure that Iowans get a fair deal when buying a house or car, banking, or taking out loans for school.

I support a federal budget that bolsters the middle class and the economy rather than cutting essential services.

I support affirmative action.

I support protecting Social Security including Disability Insurance.

I support the national enactment of Iowa’s nonpartisan redistricting process to stop gerrymandering.

I support campaign finance reform and I oppose taking money from corporations.

I support overhauling the shamefully inadequate Native American public assistance system.

I support reforming mandatory minimum sentencing and I oppose the privatization of prisons.

I support nationwide patient ratios to ensure safe staffing for RNs and patients .

I support the cultivation of advanced manufacturing jobs by expanding Manufacturing USA.