PUBLIC SERVANTS ARE MEANT TO SERVE

If you take one thing away from this page, please make it this: No matter what her personal beliefs on issues, Amanda's number one priority in Washington will be to represent the wishes of her constituents-- not party politics, not lobbyists, not anything or anyone but the people she is elected to serve.

 

Amanda will bring honesty, integrity and ethics back to this seat. But she doesn't expect your vote without telling you her thoughts on issues that are facing us today. So below we've listed a few topics we think you will find important.

PUBLIC EDUCATION

As a mother with a two-year-old daughter, and a working mom who can't afford private school, not only does Amanda have a vested interest in repairing public education in Oklahoma, she also has a DEADLINE.

We must put a stop to federal budget cuts of billions of dollars from Title 1 funding-- funding which benefits low-income and special-needs children. We must fight against voucher programs being instituted at the federal level, which will funnel billions more away from public schools and into private and parochial schools.

Our children deserve the BEST future we can give them. And we have the right to protect our children from the people willing to sacrifice their futures to improve their own bottom lines.

 

Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana would be a huge revenue producer that we MUST take advantage of to fill some of the gaping holes in our state budgets for education, infrastructure, and more. We also must recognize the medical benefits of cannabis, CBD and THC, and clear the way for researching cannabis as a treatment option for diseases like Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, depression, and cancer.

Following the passage of SQ788, the state government of Oklahoma is trying to restrict and suffocate its legislative effects-- yet another example of the state ignoring the will of its voters. We cannot allow them to succeed. The people of the state have spoken and must be respected.

Once elected, Amanda will also fight at the federal level to declassify marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance, as part of an effort to federal decriminalize marijuana.

social security and medicare

Americans must pay into Social Security and Medicare their entire working lives, so  the idea of cutting the funding of these programs in order to facilitate tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy is incredibly insulting to everyday Americans.

We MUST stop the attacks on these programs that are meant to protect and provide for our seniors, children and working families.

Immigration

Any person seeking asylum and any immigrant simply seeking a better life should be able to have a simplified, organized, and reasonable path to citizenship in the United States, and with comprehensive immigration reform, we can make that happen.

Once this reform is complete, the policing, detainment and deportation of undocumented immigrants will become much less common, and the need for large enforcement agencies such as ICE will become obsolete.

What else?

Got an issue you'd like to ask Amanda about?

Contact her through this site or through social media and let's talk about it. She's all ears.

Social Justice

We witness shocking human rights atrocities and civil rights violations on a daily basis in today's America.

Children separated from their parents and treated like animals. Families torn apart. Incarceration rates, especially for minorities, through the roof. And the continued inequity and disparity in our society, based on race, gender, orientation or creed.

The good news is that most Americans are not happy with what's been going on. We have many opportunities for improvement, so we must work together to improve as a nation and progress as a society. And to do so, we must listen to the wants and needs of ALL citizens, not just those with deep pockets.

Lobbyists

Amanda believes that lobbyist money should NOT be able to buy influence in our government. PERIOD.

Additionally, SuperPACS and dark money continue to threaten our democracy. To make informed decisions as citizen voters, we MUST insist on full transparency of ALL political contributions.

Health Care as a right

No American should ever go bankrupt simply because of illness or injury.

Amanda believe that in the 21st century, quality healthcare should be a right afforded to all Americans.

Publicly funded and privately delivered, the U.S. Medicare program has has had 52 years of success thus far. Seniors on Medicare receive some of the best treatment at the lowest costs in the country.

It only makes sense to improve and expand our very successful Medicare program to serve all Americans. This will come at a cost; however, the massive savings we will achieve from eliminating wasteful administrative costs in hospitals, clinics and insurance companies, along with lower negotiated prices on prescriptions and procedures due to this economy of scale, will more than make up for the costs involved.

 

School Violence Prevention

We CAN balance our right to own and enjoy firearms alongside the need for public safety.

The debate about guns in this country has become a shouting match between the far right and the far left, and no one is hearing the majority of us who fall in the middle:

  • We support the Second Amendment and value our right to keep and enjoy firearms.
  • We also demand common-sense solutions for the ongoing gun violence that plagues our nation and its schools.
  • We agree that instituting improved, universal background checks, along with closing the loopholes in our current system, and implementing a proactive, rather than reactive, model of addressing threats of violence are all vital steps toward this goal.

So let's stop having the same old arguments. Let's kick the lobbyists OUT of the conversation, and work across party lines to find a common-sense, bipartisan solution, NOW.

 

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Campaign Finance Reform

In the U.S. today, Congressional representatives spend more time fundraising, greasing palms and making deals for their next re-election than they do actually doing worthwhile legislative work.

And why is that? Because elections, and in turn, politicians, have become ALL ABOUT MONEY.

This is why Amanda refuses to take any contributions from groups who would expect favors in return once she is election. This is why it doesn't matter if her opponents outspend her. Her campaign is not about money. It's about real life, and what it looks like when a working-class person runs for office. And in the same way, her time in office will not be about money. It will be about making Oklahoma and the United States a better place to live.

Help finance our campaign

Amanda's no Washington insider, and let's face it; she doesn't get paid like one. Please consider donating today to support her campaign!