Higher Education + Job Training

As a teenager growing up on a small, rural farm, I knew that college would be my best shot at improving the quality of life for me and my family. I was fortunate enough to attend North Carolina A&T at an affordable tuition rate and became an engineer and then a teacher. Today my story is becoming increasingly unlikely. We are investing less in community colleges and four-year public schools, expecting students to afford ever-increasing tuition prices.  I believe it is time to make higher education a catalyst for a more equitable and just society, instead of just a means for the wealthy to stay wealthy. I also understand that not everyone wants to go to college.  I will ensure anyone who desires job skills training has access to it so they’re not kept from attaining a good-paying job and ample economic opportunity.

I fully support making community colleges and four-year public schools tuition-free and as an HBCU graduate, I will fight to ensure our HBCUs are fully funded and given all the resources they need to thrive and expand.

Issues

  1. Medicare for All
  2. Green New Deal
  3. Universal Broadband
  4. Racial Justice
  5. The Dignity of Work
  6. Immigration
  7. Early Education
  8. Rural Healthcare
  9. Common Sense Gun Reform
  10. Canceling Student Loan Debt
  11. Higher Education + Job Training
  12. Lowering Prescription Drug Prices
  13. Foreign Policy
  14. Criminal Justice Reform
  15. A Blue New Deal
  16. U.S.P.S.
  17. Indigenous Communities
  18. Federal Court Reform
  19. LGBTQ+ Rights
  20. Agriculture