In this new world of a pandemic, I believe that we need science-minded people in Hartford to guide Connecticut to better and brighter future. I hope to draw upon my background in science and healthcare to guide CT through these tough times.
This pandemic has made very clear the inequities of how we provide health insurance to our population. With the massive layoffs many people have lost their health insurance. Until we can get Medicare for All from Washington, I would propose a similar type of plan in CT. A non-profit driven healthcare insurance. A plan that is based on preventative medicine. Medicine that is proactive and not reactive.
We need to create a world class public education system. Our young adults will be graduating in to a world economy and we need to be funding their public education at a much higher level so they do not fall behind. We need to double down on STEM education. We need to make sure our young adults are well equipped to succeed in additive manufacturing ( 3D printing) and AI. We need to be sure that high speed internet is available to all our students. We need to invest in an experiential type curriculum that have shown success in other countries.
Below is the Action statement from Granby's Town Democratic Committee which I whole heartedly support.
"We are at a crucial revolutionary moment in history following the murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd, among too many others. It is a rare and pivotal moment that presents an opportunity for sweeping and indelible transformation across our town and the nation. This is an opportunity that will not be lost.
The Granby DTC is committed more than ever to work and advance real, structural change to combat 400 years of systemic racism. One of the primary methods we are working to initiate this change is by engaging local government and faith leaders to immediately open lines of communication with the community to listen to the concerns of our black and brown neighbors, and find a way to provide an enduring clear and direct place where issues and concerns may be immediately communicated, addressed and then resolved. Local government and other town and state leaders must be fully engaged and committed to this process as we work to find genuine long- term solutions. Fundamental change must occur at the local level to truly take shape and we are committed to finding ways to make that essential fundamental change happen.
As a predominantly white town, it is incumbent upon us to make a strong and concerted effort to listen to our neighbors of color and ensure they are given the same equality and respect that some have taken for granted for too long. We cannot prioritize one life over another because of the color of their skin. We will act not only against racism but as anti-racists, call out racism as we see it and find and provide opportunities within our town to educate against it. The Granby DTC is not and will not be silent during this time and will work to move forward to affect changes to bring about and support the equity and freedoms that should have been there all along. "