Elizabeth on the issues

By the people and for the people

Schools

Fighting for resources to help students, teachers and staff thrive

Every neighborhood deserves clean, safe, and healthy public schools. Elizabeth’s work has paved the way for the Governor’s $1 billion investment proposal for public school repairs. No child or school worker should have their health endangered from exposure in school to lead, mold, asbestos, rodents, or deteriorating school buildings.

As the daughter of two union teachers, Elizabeth understands that teachers need reasonable class sizes, fair compensation, union representation, and timely contracts.

Workers’ rights

Every worker deserves fair wages and predictable hours

Elizabeth believes we must protect and expand workers’ rights, including our fight to support and grow unions. No worker should be paid less than $15/hr. Elizabeth’s Fair Workweek bill would give workers predictable schedules and pay. She supports tax increases on the super rich and big corporations to close the budget gap, and lower taxes for most South Philadelphians.

Climate & economy

Creating union jobs while advancing a greener world for us all

Every single one of us has a right to clean air, clean water, and a safe environment to raise our children in. Elizabeth supports a ban on fracking, and is fighting for major investments in renewable energy, public transit, and climate adaptation. We can do all this while creating permanent, high quality union jobs.

Healthcare

Giving everyone the care they need no matter their income

No one should die or suffer because they can’t pay for a test or medicine. Every day, people in Pennsylvania are forced to make decisions no one should have to, like whether to buy groceries or medicine. That’s unacceptable. Healthcare is a human right.

Elizabeth is fighting to make Pennsylvania a national model for care that prioritizes our lives over the profits of big corporations.

Democracy

Putting power in the people’s hands

Elizabeth knows firsthand how hard it is for working people to run for office. She is a strong supporter of campaign finance reform, to make it easier for people to run for office. She also recently helped make voting by mail a reality for more Pennsylvanians.

Elizabeth believes we need to end all forms of voter suppression, make Election Day a public holiday, and institute universal voter registration. We must also end partisan gerrymandering, and establish an independent citizens’ commission to oversee redistricting.