We the People...when written in 1786 only really only meant landowning white men and thankfully it means so much more now.
"As an older white man my life experiences are much different than a Black man, lesbian woman or a transgender person. I know people need access to abortion and healthcare that is between them and their caregivers. I accept you for who you are and will always be your ally as seek Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in our society."
Acceptance, it's that easy
Our life experiences are different and unique. I cannot hope to fully understand your needs or desires, but I will accept them and be your ally against people who reject them based on centuries old thinking. I embrace different lifestyles and want to empower people to be able to live the life they choose.
Healthcare is between a patient and their doctor
We all need a safe a secure space to receive the healthcare we need to succeed in life. People, including those under 18 need unhindered access to birth control and reproductive healthcare. Women need the right to end a pregnancy with the care of professional medical teams.
I Support a Virginia Constitutional Amendment that protects reproductive freedoms.
Health insurance carriers must provide coverage that includes coverage for prescription drugs on an outpatient basis, for any prescribed contraceptive drug or contraceptive device.
Transgender care must also remain accessible to anyone who requests.
Medical providers should never be faced with legal action for providing advice or medical care regarding abortion, birth control, or care for transgender people.
Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion are core to Public Education
Our public schools must be safe and supportive for all children. I trust or professional educators to develop the curriculum base on facts and science. Books need to be accessible to children who have questions and seek understanding. History must include the faults of the people who came before us and address uncomfortable truths.