Why Should I Vote for Catherine?

February 11, 2018

Why should SENIORS vote for Catherine?

Catherine wants to represent ALL of us.  Why should you vote for Catherine?

SENIORS should vote for Catherine because Catherine understands that we have paid into Social Security our entire working lives and that we have a right to that money.  She knows that the only people who do not care about Social Security are the one who do not need it, the people who have enough set aside for their retirement that Social Security is of no consequence to them.  That is not many of us!  Catherine will fight for legislation that protects Social Security – that puts it into a hands-off account and protects it for the people who have paid into it.  She will aggressively fight for accountability and transparency in Social Security and an end to robbing the coffers of our country’s pension system. She will also fight to repel unfair practices that deny Social Security to Texas’ hard working teachers.  She will fight to repel WEP/GPO and other unfair programs that only exist to cut spending without addressing the underlying issue that Social Security has repeatedly been robbed.  This must stop.  Catherine will fight for Social Security to be repaid and made solvent again and to protect it in the future.

 

February 11, 2018

Why should LGTBQ folks and their allies vote for Catherine?

Catherine wants to represent ALL of us. Why should you vote for Catherine?

LGTBQ folks and their allies should vote for Catherine because Catherine believes in equal rights, that we should not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, age, ability, or sexual orientation.

Catherine believes people should be able to marry anyone they want.  Catherine believes that strong families benefit children and society.  If two people are willing to make a commitment to each other, promise to help, support and take care of each other, and create a family together, they should be able to and they should have the same rights and responsibilities as any other family.  Rights that have to do with family situations: medical decisions, estates and inheritance, divorce, shared health plans, children, should be equal for all families.

Catherine believes that trans kids are just kids.  She believes that we need to stop demonizing and fear mongering about children, we need to stop creating problems where there are none, and we need to be more kind and compassionate. Catherine believes that our LGTBQ neighbors are people just like us, that the more we get to know them the more we realize that, and the more we educate ourselves about the challenges they are facing the better friends and neighbors we can be.

 

February 11, 2018

Why should AFRICAN-AMERICANS vote for Catherine?

Catherine wants to represent ALL of us. Why should you vote for Catherine?

AFRICAN-AMERICANS should vote for Catherine because Catherine understands that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a commitment to equality in our country and that 50 years later, we have not lived up to its promise.   As an elected official, Catherine will never waver in her condemnation of racism and its undermining effect on our society.  She will never make excuses for white supremacists and will always condemn hatred and violence.  She will work on programs that benefit all communities and make sure that African-Americans are getting their fair share of the same life, liberty and pursuit of happiness that all Americans are promised.

Catherine will work hard on criminal justice reform. She understands that America has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world; that our criminal justice system unfairly targets minorities and over-harshly punishes impoverished people; that our criminal justice system is in desperate need of reform.  She will work hard to implement common sense and equitable criminal justice reform that protects citizens from bias.  She will further legislation that addresses the underlying societal problems that lead to crime: poverty, drug addiction and lack of adequate mental health care. She will fight for education initiatives that give prisoners the tools to succeed once they get out. She will support legislation that helps ease the stigma of a criminal record so that people can get past their past and have hope of success after prison.

As a small business owner from a family of small business owners, Catherine understands small businesses.  Catherine believes that a vibrant small business culture makes communities strong and that is equally so in communities of color; that small business owners put down lasting roots in communities; that small business owners invest in their employees and their communities.  Catherine knows that equitable access to funding and financing is the only way to build up our communities. She knows that giving people the tools to invest in their own communities, as homeowners and business owners, is essential to lasting change.   Catherine wants to invest in our communities.  Catherine will fight for more capital investment, better access to funding in small business loans, home loans and micro finance in communities of color and all of our struggling communities across northeast Texas.

 

 

February 11, 2018

Why should LATINOS vote for Catherine?

Catherine wants to represent ALL of us. Why should you vote for Catherine?

LATINOS should vote for Catherine because Catherine lived and owned a business in Mexico for years.  She understands what it is like to move to another country and work hard to succeed.  She is a dual citizen who understands the complex and difficult process to attain citizenship.  She is respectful of the time, expense and efforts immigrants must go to, to legally work and pursue citizenship in America.  More importantly, Catherine understands that our country was built by immigrants, she is proud of our country’s unique heritage and culture and will always fight for a respectful conversation around immigration and immigration policies that give hard working immigrants a path to citizenship.

Catherine knows that Latinos are hard working with strong family values and Americans with Latino roots are some of the best and brightest our country has to offer.  Not just migrant workers, Americans with proud Latino heritages can be found in all walks of life.  They are our friends, our neighbors, our doctors and our bus drivers.  Artists and attorneys, teachers and preachers, kids, moms, mayors, veterans and heroes.  Catherine will fight for all Americans and all hardworking immigrants who dream of becoming American.

February 11, 2018

Why should WOMEN vote for Catherine?

Catherine wants to represent ALL of us.  Why should you vote for Catherine?

WOMEN should vote for Catherine because Catherine believes women’s rights are human rights.  Women’s healthcare should be affordable and available.  Women should not be charged more or have more restrictive pre-existing condition requirements than men. All Women should have access to affordable birth control and family planning.  Catherine believes a women’s health care decision are hers alone.  No government and surely no politician should make her medical decisions for her. When Catherine had a high-risk pregnancy two doctors told her she should have an abortion, she found another doctor.  Choice goes both ways and Catherine believes CHOICE is the right of all women.

Catherine believes in equal pay for equal work.  People who do the same job should be paid the same, regardless of gender. As a legislator, Catherine will always fight for equal pay initiatives and legislation that supports women’s rights.

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