Problemas

Healthcare

Cuidado de la salud

La atención médica es un derecho humano y Sara trabajará para ampliar el acceso a una atención médica accesible y de calidad para todos los residentes de Pennsylvania, controlar el aumento de los costos, brindar a los consumidores una mayor transparencia al comprar seguros y servicios médicos, y aprobar legislación para alentar mejores resultados para los pacientes y comunidades más saludables.

SARA apoya:

-Giving all Pennsylvanians and their employers the option to buy into our state's Medicaid program and improving that program to provide more robust access to mental health services, dental care, vision correction, and durable medical equipment

-Encouraging medical providers to use a value-based payment model to reduce costs

-Enshrining the Individual Mandate, Essential Health Benefits, and Pre-existing Conditions Coverage Guarantee of the Affordable Care Act in state law

-Investing in creating healthy communities by increasing access to nutritious food, quality housing, and a clean environment

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Education

For too long Pennsylvania’s public schools haven’t been given the funding that they need to provide our children with the education that they deserve. Sara is committed to providing our public schools with the resources that they need to thrive and to expand pre-k and higher education programs in our state to ensure that all of Pennsylvania's children are given the quality public education they deserve.

SARA apoya:

-Adequately and equitably funding our K-12 public school system

-Making pre-K affordable and accessible for all of our children

-Passing The PA Promise (SB 1111)

-Investing in the Governor's PASmart initiative to provide more young people with access to career and technical education and apprenticeships

-Expanding in-school and community meal programs and eliminating the current barriers to access

-Ensuring that our students with disabilities receive an appropriate public education

-Eliminating the broad disparity in educational outcomes for Black people and people of color in Pennsylvania

-Updating our state standardized testing system to better assess every student's individual learning

-Introducing trauma-informed curricula to our public school standards

-Providing students with greater access to therapists, social workers, and general health practitioners within the school environment

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Environment

Pennsylvania faces a host of threats to the safety and beauty of its environment. From toxic chemicals in our groundwater and air to the conservation of our public lands, Sara will stand up for our right to a safe and healthy environment.

SARA apoya:

-A severance tax on natural gas extraction

-Strengthening the public entities responsible for addressing air and water

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-Protecting our public lands from the ecological devastation of fracking and pipeline expansion

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Derechos de los trabajadores

From attacks on union rights and a minimum wage that has been stagnant for a decade to fair scheduling and wage discrimination, we need a strong, progressive voice for District 17 who will stand up for Pennsylvania’s workers and their rights.

SARA apoya:

-A $15 minimum wage that rises with inflation

-Elimination of the tipped minimum wage and sub-minimum wage for workers with disabilities

-Fair Scheduling legislation

-Requiring Pennsylvania's employers to offer all of their employees paid sick time

-Expanding our anti-discrimination laws to include workers who are fired from their jobs on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender

-Enacting prevailing wage laws to protect the wages of our skilled tradespeople

-Encouraging union membership through targeted state programs such as coordinated apprenticeship programs with Pennsylvania's career and technical education students

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Derecho al voto

En Pensilvania ya estamos viendo los beneficios de terminar con el gerrymander del Congreso, pero nuestros distritos de la Cámara de Representantes y el Senado siguen siendo algunos de los más injustamente dibujados en el país. Sara se compromete a impulsar un proceso de redistribución de distritos justo y transparente después del Censo 2020. También trabajará para asegurarse de que votar sea un derecho que todos nuestros ciudadanos puedan aprovechar al romper las barreras de acceso y luchar contra la supresión de los votantes.

SARA apoya:

-Limiting political influence in the redistricting process through the adoption of Fair Districts PA's proposed 11-member, bipartisan panel

-Expanding the dates and times that in-person voting may occur

-Automatic and same-day voter registration

-Preregistration for 16- and 17-year-olds

-Requiring our polling places and voting systems to be fully accessible

-Adopting ranked-choice voting

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apoyando a nuestras familias

Sara knows that decisions about when and if a person has children are deeply personal and believes are best made privately, away from interference by politicians. Further, she sees many ways that our legislature can support family-friendly policies, such as paid parental leave, access to birth control, and wage equality, all of which would make those decisions less complicated for Pennsylvania’s families.

SARA apoya:

- The right of every person to make reproductive health choices without government interference

- The right of an employee to make decisions about their reproductive health without regard for their employer's religious beliefs

-The right of abortion providers to operate without fear of violence or undue, targeted state regulations

-Reproductive health clinic integration in public high schools

-Sex-positive, data-driven reproductive health education

-A parental leave program that encourages both men and women to take time off of work when their children are born

-Ensuring that every family has access to quality, affordable childcare

-Requiring employers to prove that they're addressing the gender wage gap among their employees

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Equal Rights

As a Jewish woman with disabilities and a mother of children with disabilities, Sara knows firsthand the way hate and discrimination can poison our communities. As your State Senator, she will fight to make sure that our laws do all that they can to end hate crimes, prevent discrimination, and ensure that our rights are protected in education, employment, housing, voting rights, criminal justice, and every other aspect of society.

SARA apoya:

- Updating our anti-discrimination and hate crimes statutes to include discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity

-Mandating insurance coverage for pre- and post-exposure prophylactic (PrEP & PEP) treatment

-Mandating insurance coverage for gender confirmation treatments

-Easing the bureaucratic processes and eliminating public notification requirements for legal name and gender change on official state documents

-Banning conversion therapy for minors

-Eliminating the 12 month deferral period for blood donation among men who have sex with men

-Requiring employers to prove that they're addressing the gender wage gap among their employees

-Banning the "Trans Panic Defense" and updating our hate-crimes law to cover crimes based on gender and sexual orientation

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Criminal Justice Reform

Our criminal justice system needs a host of reforms to end the practices of mass incarceration and the privatization of our prison system. Additionally, we must invest in community-lead deterrent and prevention plans, demilitarize our police forces, and invest in harm reduction and reparative justice programs to address societal problems.

SARA apoya:

Poner fin a la fianza en efectivo

Reforma de la sentencia para reducir las penas máximas y reclasificar los delitos de drogas no violentos como delitos menores en lugar de delitos graves

Programas de reducción de sentencias que permiten a los delincuentes reducir o eliminar sus penas a través de programas educativos, vocacionales y de rehabilitación.

Reformar los sistemas de libertad condicional y libertad condicional para poner fin a la supervisión innecesaria, limitar las violaciones que conducen al encarcelamiento y hacer que nuestras pautas estatales sean más responsables fiscalmente.

Poner fin a la prohibición del cannabis en Pensilvania y alentar la propiedad de las minorías en la floreciente industria del cannabis para adultos.

- Eliminar las barreras legales para el uso de técnicas de reducción de daños en la lucha contra la epidemia de opioides.

Invertir en fuertes recursos comunitarios en lugar de la aplicación de la ley y correcciones

Finalización de contratos estatales con prisiones privadas

Poner fin a la vigilancia excesiva de las comunidades de color.

Polízas que permiten a las fuerzas del orden público estatales y locales abstenerse de participar o compartir información con la policía de Inmigración y Aduanas de EE. UU.

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Ending Corruption

Current laws have proven inadequate to address the unethical behavior of members of our state government. From putting limits on state-level campaign donations to requiring elected officials to take financial responsibility for harassment and retaliation claims against them, we need to return to honest, transparent, accountable government.

Ending Corruption

Current laws have proven inadequate to address the unethical behavior of members of our state government. From putting limits on state-level campaign donations to requiring elected officials to take financial responsibility for harassment and retaliation claims against them, we need to return to honest, transparent, accountable government.

SARA apoya:

-Limiting the influence of money in our General Assembly by setting limits on individual donations to campaigns and corporate donations to political action committees

-Creating an independent investigative body to investigate misconduct allegations in our state government

-Banning the use of public funds for settling harassment and retaliation lawsuits against elected officials

-Modernizing and improving our campaign finance and independent expenditure reporting systems and laws to provide for greater transparency

-Public financing of campaigns

Taxes

Pennsylvania has one of the most unfair tax codes in the country; families that earn the most pay a much lower percentage of their income in taxes than middle and low-income families and we still don’t bring in enough funding to cover our annual budget. The state has drastically reduced its contributions to our public school funding over the past few decades, causing local property taxes to soar and high degrees of inequality between districts. We need to realign our tax system to relieve poor and middle-class families from carrying the bulk of the tax burden and provide our state with more revenue.

SARA apoya:

- Un enfoque más progresivo de los impuestos estatales que aleja la carga de las familias pobres y de clase media.

Disminuir las tasas del impuesto sobre la renta individual al tiempo que se cierran las escapatorias fiscales corporativas y se aumentan los impuestos sobre la inversión y los ingresos comerciales

Instituir un impuesto de indemnización del 5% sobre la extracción de gas natural.

- Targeted property tax relief for low-income families

Aumento del gasto estatal en educación para disminuir la porción de financiamiento que proviene de los impuestos locales a la propiedad.

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