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Policy Issues

PROTECTING OUR DEMOCRACY

 

Lori’s call to run was born of a simple idea, a representative who would represent her and her neighbors. She believes that voting is a fundamental right and that for too long, starting with Citizens United, the representation of the regular people has been usurped by those who would prefer to cater to big money special interests.

  • Supports the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, as the best chance to safeguard voters against racist voter suppression efforts and restore the Voting Rights Act to its full power. 

  • Supports a federal ban on gerrymandering. Voters should choose their elected officials, not the other way around. Lori stands for an independent body creating districts that reflect the diversity we have in Indiana. Partisan maps increase voter suppression.  

 

JOBS & INFRASTRUCTURE

As a small business professional, Lori understands that small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. For far too long the playing field has been stacked in favor of the large corporations.

Lori Supports the following to give small business a more fair playing field:

  • Legislation to tackle the anticompetitive overreach by large corporations. This behavior harms not only the small businesses that are vital to our communities, but also harm the families of our communities by artificially inflating prices.

  • Support the investment into infrastructure that will give our communities the tools they need to remain globally competitive. This will not only create good paying jobs it will also improve the safety of our infrastructure making our daily lives better. This includes reliable internet, safe road ways and power supplies. 

 

HEALTH CARE

Healthcare access and affordability is one of the most important issues we face. Americans can’t feel safe when they are ill and/or worried about how they will pay for an unforeseen catastrophic illness/injury.

Strengthen healthcare protections and improve affordability by doing the following:

  • Codifying Roe v. Wade into law

  • Fight against any Republican attempt to privatize  Medicare

  • Prevent insurance companies from raising premiums when people become sick

 

IMMIGRATION

Fair and consistent immigration policies are essential for our country. Lori will support the bi-partisan immigration reform bill of 2024. It’s critical to keep our nation’s border areas safe while ensuring humane and fair treatment of those who wish to immigrate.  

Support the following to address the crisis at the Southern Border:

  • Allot more federal dollars to the Customs and Border Protection agency

  • Incentivize migrants to enter at official ports of entry

  • Mandatory detentions of those who cross the border at unauthorized entry points

  • Expedite the asylum claims process

  • Ensure all unaccompanied minors have legal representation in court proceedings

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change is a direct threat to our personal safety, the environment and our agricultural economy. Here in the Midwest, floods from extreme weather events have caused crops to drown in the fields. In 2022, crop insurance companies paid out a record $19 BILLION to cover farmer losses. Lori will support and expand the following programs that encourage sustainable agriculture to protect our rural Hoosier way of life. 

  • Environmental Quality Incentives Program - Provides technical and financial help to landowners for conservation practices that protect natural resources

  • Conservation Stewardship Program - Helps landowners, land trusts, tribes and other entities protect, restore & enhance wetlands, grasslands, and working farms & ranches through conservation enhancements

  • Conservation Technical Assistance -  Provides technical assistance to help landowners address opportunities, concerns, and problems related to natural resources

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